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South Korea: Travel Writer, Different Culture, and Expat Community

Categories: East Asia, South Korea, Arts & Culture, Ideas, Travel

Occasional blogger, John Bocskay had an interview [1] with travel writer Rolf Potts who championed the famed word ‘vegabond’. Potts, who spent several years in South Korea’s second largest city, Pusan, said:

Every second person at a given expat bar claimed to be a writer or artist, but you never saw much writing or art. It was all very bitter and petty and self-defeating, and I didn’t begin to write about Korea in a meaningful away until I learned to keep that expat crowd (friends and coworkers included) at arm’s-length and experience the city on quieter, more Korean terms.