January 31, 2011 § Leave a comment
Seoul has a kind of alienating atmosphere in the winter. Everything is frigid and dirty and cramped and I have to rush around everywhere in six layers. Last Sunday I went to a long meeting in Seocho-gu, and when I emerged from the basement meeting hall I found that there had been an inch or two of snow that afternoon. The subway was crowed and the buses were all running late, so I decided to walk home, since it was warmer than usual. The city was quiet and pretty and actually kind of felt like home.