Korea: A Walk Through the Land of Miracles
Simon Winchester travelled through the republic of Korea on foot to write this informal portrait. Along the way he befriended a variety of honeymooners, abalone divers, corporate executives, Buddhist nuns, American servicemen and many other interesting people who helped to shape his impressions. The result is an engaging, informed, and often humourous distillation of the writer's observations on the culture, people, language, economy and politics of this rapidly changing country.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gbelik - LibraryThing
This travelogue written in the late 1980s tells of the author's WALK through Korea from the south up to the DMZ. His love of the country and its people are evident and a welcome dose of warmth about a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Simon Winchester, before he became a popular science biography writer, walked 300 miles across Western South Korea just before South Korea's coming out as a modern nation in the 1988 Summer Olympic ... Read full review