Monthly Archive: January 2011

And Finally, Our Visit to Cheonggyecheon

No extended walk around central Seoul is complete with a visit to Cheonggyecheon. We visited here after finishing our stroll along the Seoul castle wall last month. (Click here to visit in Google Maps.)


I've been trying hard at Korea Business Central to defend Koreans from charges that the Korean education system stifles creativity in meaningful ways and to say that Korea is moving beyond their past ways of simply "benchmarking" against successful business approaches in the West. They don't make my job any...

Walking Along the Seoul Castle Wall

You would think, after all these years, that I would have known a thing or two about the wall that used to surround Seoul and protect it from invasion. But it was a special feature in the newspaper a few months ago that suggested several walking courses along the perimeter. Today,...

Inside the National Museum of Korea

I posted photos last week from outside the National Museum of Korea. Here are some from inside; it's a beautiful place. The blue screened photo shows where the G-20 leaders shook hands for the cameras and held a reception in November.

Outside the National Museum of Korea

We're thinking of having our next KBC event at the National Museum of Korea and headed out there for a tour last month. I'd never been before; it's an impressive building. What was most notable to me though was the view toward Namsan over the US military base at Yongsan...