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A Slow Walk through Jeong-dong
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Author: Michael Gibb
Publisher: Hollym
Pub. Date: Jan. 2010
Pages: 144
Cover: Hardcover
Dimensions (in inches): 8.66 x 5.82 x 1.6
ISBN: 9781565913080
Language: English
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A delicious hymn to the art of Slow travel
Stop rushing around, Have a rewarding time in Jeong-dong

When most people travel, they try to cover too much and rush around cities and countries, ticking off boxes: Seen that, done that. This book shows that you can have a rewarding time in a single place, not rushing around, taking things slow and focusing the mind on details.
In this essay, the author narrates a day spent exploring the Jeong-dong neighborhood in Seoul. Starting at dawn as a day breaks and continuing through the day, he tells a rich story in Korean history and meaning while avoiding heavy historical facts.
It is written from the point of view of a foreigner who lived on the street and gives his perspective of life in Korea and his ideas and philosophy about travel keeping the poetic and humorous tone. Also, the illustrations of the key sites and scenes have a contemporary and unique appeal.


Acknowledgements

Part 1 Dawn
Preamble, Literally
The Ancient Pagoda Tree 
Slow Travel
Dining with a Diplomat

Part 2 Morning Stroll
Crushing the Media
Spiritual Hideaways
Murder and Flight
Exiled Russians 
Coffee for a King
A Mission to Teach
A Martyred Student
Imperial Designs

Part 3 Afternoon Delights
Stinky Nuts and Street Sales
Treacherous Treaty
Zoning Out
For Art's Sake
Revolution in the Pews

Part 4 Nightfall
Dramarama
Romantic Masonry and a Disjointed Palace
The House behind the Wall
Little Britain
The Lost Tomb of a Beloved Queen
Night Waves
Notes
Selected Bibliography

 
 

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