“Travel broadens our perspective, enabling us to rise above the 6 p.m. news — and see things as citizens of the world. By plugging directly into the present and getting the world’s take on things, a traveler goes beyond traditional sightseeing.

“When we travel today we have the opportunity to see history as it’s unfolding. With knowledge of the past, we can better appreciate the significance of what’s happening today.”

Thank you, Rick Steves.  On that note, I am off to a traditional folk village in Suwon, outside of Seoul, for the day.  More blogging to come later…