Category Korea

A View of North Korea

The demilitarized zone between North and South Korea is one of the more surreal places I’ve visited. Razor wire, watchtowers, machine-gun nests. Mortal enemies staring at each other across a river. The only comparable experience for me is a trip I made to Bethlehem in Israel’s West Bank, where the Israeli ‘security wall’ stands harsh […]

A Church with no Seoul?

Seoul is the City of God of the East. As I rolled into it from Gimpo Airport the first thing that struck me was all the bright red crosses glowing beneath the night sky. Clusters of them above and between the apartment blocks like I’d arrived in some neon graveyard. The churches are as big […]