Thursday, September 28, 2006

Wandering Seoul

Posted in Foreign Service Life, Korea, Travels at 6:44 pm by graceandpoise

Have you ever had a long line of kindergarteners fall progressively silent as they pass you? I wandered one lunchtime down to Cheonggye stream, not far from the Embassy, to see what all the hype was about. Apparently, a foreign face is a pretty unusual sight for some of these kindergarteners.

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Also, in the “Things I’ve Been Meaning to Photograph Ever Since I Got Here” category, there is the bamboo dragon near the military base I live on. I didn’t find out until about two weeks ago that it’s meant to symbolize the city’s joy at the U.S. military pulling out of Yongsan Base and giving Seoul back a very large piece of land right in the middle of the city. It’s definitely striking.

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