Monthly Archives: July 2014

Sounds of This Place: South Korea

  Now that you’ve listened, did you notice… At 0:26 – how quiet Koreans are in the metro? That’s a popular metro stop in a city of 10 Million people… At 1:04, 1:16, and 1:30 – deep in the forest, the gongs from the Buddhist temple a few kilometers away? (You might need headphones to hear those.) […]

Side trip: Southwest Korea

Korea’s collection of free museums includes a maritime museum in the far southwest corner of the peninsula, and when we read that it holds not one, but two! shipwrecks, each over 1,000 years old, excavated from the sea floor and transported to the city of Mokpo, we were on the first train out of Seoul. […]