(confirmed) Tea-making, temples and food in Jirisan Mountain

 
Korean tea can only be made from late in April until the end of May. After that, the leaves of the tea bushes lose their flavor. This annual visit to an individual tea-maker offers a unique opportunity to participate in the processes by which tea is made, and to taste the freshly dried leaves in the beautiful surroundings of Jiri-san mountain, as well as sampling some delicious local food.
 

Public Sentiment and its Place in Modern Korea

 

In recent years, we have heard a lot in Korea about “public sentiment.” The phrase sounds gentle enough – like the addition of a soft layer of feeling to the idea of “public opinion.” But, actually, it is something altogether different.

Gangnam (Old) Style

*Image taken by the Cultural Heritage Administration [문화재청]; text adapted from David Gemeinhardt's original excursion

 

Since the runaway success of a certain satirical song by a rotund Korean rapper, the phrase ‘Gangnam Style’ has entered the global consciousness. There is, however, another side to Gangnam. Amid the hustle and bustle of the sleekest, most modern part of Seoul, lie quiet corners, lush greenery, and reminders of the past. 

Exploring the Seoul Station Area

 

In 2016, the City of Seoul started work on a project to turn the extensive overpass into a green park. The project has stirred renewed interest in long-overlooked areas nearby the station. During this excursion, we will explore the area in detail and ponder its future after the park project is completed.

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