Sunday, November 22, 2009

Day 10 Korea November 2009--Seoul City Tour

In several of my books I describe day-to-day life in Seoul as Korea opened to the West. In the late 19th century Gyeongbok Palace served as the both the residence for King Kojong and the scene of high drama as Japan and others sought to gain economic and political control.

Today touring Gyeongbok Palace, Cheonggyecheon Stream, and the Insadong arts and craft district share a glimpse of the past--set in a highly modern and urban surrounding. Working with global teams visiting Korea, I feel walking the palace grounds, crossing bridges over Cheonggyecheon, and strolling down Insadong’s streets provide a first hand understanding and insights into Korea’s rich history and heritage. In fact, effective adult training and coaching needs to link classroom lectures and discussions about culture and the workplace with real life experience.

This video highlights Day 10 and the Seoul City Tour

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