Month: December 2014

December 30, 2014

  Think of South Korea or, specifically, its capital city, Seoul. What images does this evoke? Cherry blossom trees? Radiating neon signs? Kimchi? Or, most likely: None of these are incorrect by any means, although like most stereotypes, they contain grains of truth and harvests of imprecision. Actually, from my (unfortunately very) brief stint in Seoul, the following graphic neatly sums up the city: (Courtesy of Quartz)   The city was vibrant; pulsating at every moment. It also felt safe. Whether that was because South Koreans were always in a moment of serene enlightenment courtesy of the soju (which neatly…

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