Day 51: Seoul
From the top of Insam Hill, where the cable car stops, I take a last look at 'free' Korea. Below me the new high rises of Seoul sweep across the landscape, like a steadily advancing army. Having taken the smaller hills in their stride, they gather in serried ranks at the foot of the steeper, less accessible cliffs, until, invigorated by property demand and new technology, they can storm the next mountain. And so on, and so on. Seoul, it seems, will never end.
In the face of this voracious display of power and industry, North Korea, I can't help thinking, doesn't stand a chance.
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- Series: Full Circle
- Day: 51
- Country/sea: South Korea
- Place: Seoul
- Book page no: 77
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