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

Occasional blogger, John Bocskay had an interview 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.

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