Thursday February 27, 2020

Seoul survivors

The shadow of Korea’s north-south divide hangs over this beautiful country, writes Mary Kate O’Flanagan

3rd January, 2016
Seoul: a modern marvel of a city

Korea is so modern it feels like travelling into the future, but my curiosity about the country lies with its past. This makes the Korea Furniture Museum, set in a villa in the hills above the city, a perfect first stop on our trip. The museum illuminates life in Korea before it was shattered by invasion and counter-invasion.

And so, my companion is moved to tears at the thought of spending an afternoon with me...

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