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Single-Serving Friends – Overnight in Gangnam-Gu [강남], Seoul, South Korea

Some time ago, with a trip to Seoul, South Korea on the horizon, I found myself reflecting on the single-serving friends I made during my first visit there.  I say ‘single-serving’ because I never expected to see, or think of, or feel much about them again.  Little did I know that I would feel deeply for them over the months that followed. It started with a 24 hour layover in Seoul.  On the heels of the incredible popularity of PSY’s Gangnam Style – the song being a jab at poseurs living large in the wealthy Gangnam-gu neighborhood – how could I resist a taste of the Korean good life? I arrived at Incheon International Airport [ICN] in the late afternoon, cleared customs with my colorful visitor information form,...

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