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A multicultural dialogue, and a birthday parade for Buddha

Saturday, May 11 This day, we headed for a conference for a small number of returnees to Korea. The conference was the sixth in a series of such discussion called by CJ Park, a professor at Hanyang University, in his … Continue reading

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Friday, May 10 We spent the morning doing “business,” if one can call gallivanting around in Seoul businesslike. One of the serious parts of our trip included getting drum supplies for people in our Korean drum troupe, Shinparam. We set … Continue reading

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Seoul Fortress Walk and some students of shamanistic music strut their stuff

Thursday, May 9 I had a chance to go ahead of Steve that morning, while he stayed behind to “blog” at the coffee shop. I proceeded to Seoul Selection, the English language bookstore that advertises in KQ and often sends … Continue reading

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Soonryemun, and a visit to the former comfort women’s weekly demonstration

Tuesday, May 7 Back in Seoul after taking the bus back over mountains and through tunnels, we got to the Express Bus Terminal, and from there back to the motel at Sajik Park (same room). We went out to see … Continue reading

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A hike in Sobaksan National Park and in Danyang’s Garlic Market

Monday, May 6 On Monday morning, we changed yogwans to the Sketch Motel. We had decided to avoid it originally because of its patent-leather appearance and apparently disturbing decoration style, but we needed the bathtub and internet. We explained to … Continue reading

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A trip to a mountainside temple

May 5 – Sunday We negotiated a taxi ride from Mungyeong to Danyang, rationalizing that it would take us a couple of changes on the bus, plus possibly a taxi ride, to get there otherwise. This is one of those … Continue reading

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The Chasabal (Tea Bowl) Festival

Saturday, May 4 We stayed at the famous King Motel (with a 7-11 on the first floor, which was mega-convenient), then went to Mungyeong Sejae for the Chasabal (or tea bowl) Festival. The festival apparently attracts traditional potters from all … Continue reading

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