South Korea–four different lectures to eight different audiences, and one interview in four days in four different cities–Pohang, Daegu, Busan, and Seoul. Bus, taxi, and bullet trains.
Kim chee–vegetables, usually cabbage that is pickled and fermented with hot pepper
Construction workers doing exercises together before the start of work in Seoul
Gift giving, photo taking and larger banners announcing my lectures that amuse my daughter
Terraced fields with temporary green houses, growing rice seedling. Fruit trees.
Japanese restaurants with much raw fish and kim chee
Asian Bible Belt–Presbyterian rather than Baptist with a church on every corner and in every village
Daegu surrounded by mountain
Traditional pottery making and Yangdong Village, one of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites
Discussions everywhere on the “Four rivers project” which the government (parliament buildings in Seoul below) is pushing–making Korea’s four rivers into one commonly connected channel–environmental disaster
Cherry blossom time!!!
Kim chee–luckily I like kim chee.
We were shown great hospitality and had a great time.