Friday, April 25, 2008

Seoul City Looking For Journalists For 3 More Press Tours

Images above are some of the participants in this year's tour. Images courtesy Seoul Selection

Today we had a fascinating visit at a Hospital for Oriental Medicine Specialising in spinal injuries. We made a brief visit to the Blue House after that (the seat of power in Korea), and after an excellent lunch watched a Korean Air presentation. Interestingly enough Korean Air has recently formalised a route with South Africa (until now their only route into Africa was to Egypt) with a view to the 2010 World Cup.

Later in the afternoon I wandered off from our group and noticed a lot of Koreans holding up their phones, turned towards a small group of people in front of an art gallery. They were drawn to these people like a magnet; just in terms of turning towards them, not so much moving. I took out my camera too. Someone told me it was a famous female Korean movie actress.

It's been an exciting, interesting and very busy trip. Today my 4 GB chip finally filled to capacity. I have a great stock of images, and plenty of pages covered in scribble. It is going to be interesting to see just how many quality articles I can mine out of these five vivid days in Seoul.

Seoul City have asked us, the first group, to let them know of other reporters and freelancers who would be interested in participating in scheduled Seoul City Press Tours for later this year. The Tour includes return airfare, accommodation at the Grand Hyatt, and meals included. 2 days will be made available for private schedules, the rest will be co-ordinated by the Seoul-based team.

If you are interested in participating, please leave a comment here with your details and the title of a recent article..

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