Life in the ROK

West goes East: The lives and adventures of a Californian couple living in Seoul

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

It snowed the morning of MLK day in Seoul so we took a little drive to see some sights. There's a little hill I sometimes climb with my bike and we went up there to see Bukhan Mountain. The sun was a little bright.

In 1976, a commando group of about 25 North Koreans snuck up close to the Blue House, the presidential mansion, and almost assassinated the South Korean president. The ROK soldiers killed most of them in a series of gun battles but captured a few. For some reason there's been a few stories about this old event in the newspapers recently.

Bukhan mountain, with a little suburb of Seoul, without the squint, without North Korean commandos. At least none we saw.
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