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- Item/ISBN: 9781565913080
- Publisher: Hollym
- Year: 2011
- Cover: Hardcover
- Pages: 144
- Language: English
- Class: Book
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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.
About the Author
British-born Michael Gibb has worked as an editor, reporter, copywriter, university lecturer and broadcaster since moving to East Asia in 1992. His work has appeared in Time, South China Morning Post, Asia Sentinel, The Guardian and several regional travel magazines. He lived in Jeong-dong while he was deputy editor-in-chief at the JoongAng Daily and studied Korean at Yonsei University.
Ah-young Jung studied animation and illustration at Hongik University and the California Institute of the Arts. She is currently working as a lecturer at Kaywon School of Art and Design in Seoul, and she is the director of the animation studio Beyond Proscenium.