By Richard Pennington
Over a five-year span, Texas-born Richard Pennington explored virtually all the pieces of the Land of the Morning Calm. This ebook info ninety one of his journeys all through South Korea, plus one at Baekdusan at the China-North Korea border. so much of them commence with a subway journey to 1 of Seoul’s bus terminals, going to a brand new vacation spot, discovering an inexpensive resort room after which simply taking a look round. He often packs a few “I love Korea” T-shirts for children he could meet.
Pennington, an editor at a Gangnam-area legislations enterprise, is attracted to areas that exhibit Korean heritage: a museum devoted to a few painter or poet, King Sejong’s tomb, a 900-year-old Buddhist temple, the location of a key conflict within the Donghak peasant uprising, tunnels dug underneath the DMZ through North Koreans, a memorial to the heroine Nongae, reconstructed Bronze-Age villages and lots more and plenty more.
He savors the great thing about Korea, making stops at Lake Uiljimri in Jecheon, the luxurious backyard at the island of Oedo, Gucheondong close to Muju and plenty of mountains—Hallasan, Taebaeksan and Seoraksan to call a couple of. Our writer descends into caves (Hwaseong and Seongnyu), climbs lighthouses (Odongdo and Sokcho), swims at seashores (Haeundae, Mallipo, etc.), gazes upon rolling valleys (Buso and Cheorwon), encounters pumba singers (Janghowon and Guryongpo) and offers an impromptu speech to a few ROK infantrymen (Okcheon). hear and you'll virtually listen the outdated Korean people tune “Arirang” as he traverses the peninsula.
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