Ruby Ramblings


T-13, Incheon, South Korea
April 9, 2009, 5:02 pm
Filed under: Buddhism, Travel

Thirteen Thursday

I got my placement for teaching in South Korea. I will be in Incheon, although not sure which area yet.

1. Incheon has 2.4 million people and is the third largest metropolitan area in S. Korea.

2. On Feb. 27, 2007, Incheon declared itself an “English City”, it is also a free economic zone, separate from other economic laws of S. Korea, both of these acts are an effort to attract foreign business, similar to Hong Kong.

3. Jim’s grandfather was stationed here in 1947.

4. They have two professional baseball teams.

5. It is where the main airport into S. Korea is.

6. There are two really tall towers there.

7. Sadly, because it is such a hub of commerce, I’m not seeing much in a search for traditional temples.

8. It is not just one area, but a bunch of islands, and yes, it is fairly close to the N. Korean border.

9. It houses Korea’s only official Chinatown.

10. Pretty pics I’ve stolen off the internet:

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13. I found this pic, it’s not built yet, construction started in 2008 and is supposed to end in 2012.

“Korea’s The Most Highest Pure Apartment!”

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11 Comments so far
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Looks like a great place to visit! Thanks for stopping by!

Comment by Leigh

wow, cool pics!

Comment by carmen

Thanks for sharing and I love the photos!

Comment by Janet F

Wow…looks like a great place to visit. Love the pics!

Comment by sobeit

The subway goes all the way into Seoul, and you’ve got your choice of book groups — Tayla has one and so does Veronica. I have plans to belong to both if scheduling allows.

Comment by bybee

Thanks for the info about Incheon. I really love your first pic of the street. It’s so colorful and looks very clean. The last pic is really interesting. That complex looks huge!

Comment by Clara

Yes I thought this might be “too urban” for your taste but I have no doubts that you’ll explore Korea in detail (can’t wait to see your impressions!).
Oh and you wouldn’t believe me but tonight I had free some 1.30h free before my tango class so I was roaming through bookstores (how surprisingly) searching for tourists guides for South Korea! I wanted to see what you’ll see (I guess subconsciously hoping that I might visit you two there). Sadly I’ve found only one old Lonely Planet about (both) Korea(s) and one about Seoul. So as I said Can’t wait to read witness reports.

Comment by Milan

congratulations to you as you embark ion an exciting adventre. A little daunting to be sure, but I hope you enjoy your post and soak in the culture.

Comment by jennygirl

You will be able to find a few within Seoul. Though I have to admit in Daegu, I have many in the area since most of the temples were built in the mountains due to intense persecution of Buddhists in the past.

Have a safe journey.

Marilyn

Comment by Marilyn

What beautiful pictures.

Comment by Carol

I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up!
I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come back
later on. Cheers

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