Last year, we visited the birthplaces of former Korean presidents Kim-Young Sam and Roh Moo-Hyun. Those were easy to get to; to reach President Kim Dae-Jung's birthplace, we had to take a boat from Mokpo in the afternoon to the remote island of Haeui and return the next day on the morning boat. Based on the guest book, it looks like around a dozen or so people make it out to the site each day.
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