Visiting the temple was interesting; but nothing unexpected there. What was really fascinating for us was to walk up the hill behind and find it covered in foxholes, a network of semi-submerged walkways and even a concrete bunker. The Korean War didn't seem to have been from such a distant past as we walked around. Just in case, we were even careful to stay on the trail and not wander off into the brush. Would have hated to lose a leg (or a kid!) out there in a surprise explosion!
Steven S. Bammel is president and chief translator/consultant at Korean Consulting & Translation Service, Inc. A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington (B.B.A. Economics) and Hanyang University (M.S. Management Strategy), Steven has worked for over twenty years in Korean business and translation. | more about Steven
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November 29, 2011