Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Here are a couple of photos of the Dong Seoul Bus Terminal in eastern (dong) Seoul. It is the setting of the opening of my new novel of the same name as the title of this post. It's also a very busy neighborhood, and also a good representative of some of the different dynamics between Gangbuk (Seoul north of the Han River) and Gangnam (Seoul south of it). It's more working class, more hurly burly than the vicinity of the Express Bus Terminal close to the Shinsegae shopping complex. But in the vicinity of Dong Seoul one also finds the same masses of apartment buildings that Gangnam is famous for; they spread away from the Dong Seoul terminal likes clones. 

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