A Poet From The Heaven and His Wife, Their Love.

10 days ago
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Insadong is very special place in Seoul.
Many of tourists are coming over Insadong for enjoying Korean traditional culture and shopping.
There are lots of restaurants and traditional caffe selling Korean traditional teas.
Up until several years ago, lots of antique shops were selling the curios.
But nowdays, it is not easy to buy the antiques here.

Insadong was changing rapidly for the tourism.
So like other many places, we could not look at real Korean culture in Insadong.

About 20 years ago, I had dropped by a caffe, the name of ‘Gui Cheon’, the meaning of GUI Cheon is ‘Comming Back to the Heaven’

The name of that caffe was the title of very famous poem in Korea.
This caffe had been managed by a poet’s wife.

It is over my ability to translate this poem in English.
But the subject of this poem was that the poet came here on the earth in picnic, so he would like to get back to the heaven, and he’d like to tell that the things on the earth was beautiful.

Actually I was shedding my tears when I read this poem.
Because we, Koreans, know how he had lived in Korea.

He was very genius when he was student. But he decided to be a poet and gave up the value of secular. He refused some very good suggestions for living.

But under the military coup government, he was arrested and tortured seriously.
He was abandoned by the street.
Many people thought he must’ve died, so they issued the posthumous manuscript.
So he became a first poet who had the posthumous publication while he was alive.

His life was deteriorated by the torture, they destroyed not only his body but also his spirit.
He could not live without someone’s help.

So one of his friend suggested his younger sister to marry him and care for him.
It would be nonsense, but his sister noticed his genius at first glance and deeply impressed by his angel like soul.

They loved each other deeply, it was a love of Logos.

They married, but it was hard to live without the income. So some of his friend gathered money and bought small caffe for their living.

The caffe I dropped by had that story.

Now poet was passed away, and his wife was also passed away.
As a result of the torture, poet lost every thing for male, they could not have a kid.

Whenever I have walked around Insadong, I visit the caffe ‘Gui Cheon’
I miss him and her.

They had stayed on the earth like the pure angels

Here I ‘d like to introduce the photo of the caffe ‘Gui Cheon’

Outside of caffe

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Inside of the caffe.

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On the wall, poet and his wife

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The Korean traditional tea and the snack

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Cheon Sang Byeong was poet, and Mok Soon Ok was her name.

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63
  ·  8 days ago

Nice ..
Half the meanings of life can be learned from travel
Thanks for sharing and photos

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  ·  10 days ago

Thanks for sharing this info with us especially those of us who will love to visit Seoul one day. Great info from you -always...and nice yummy food.

I am currenty supporting a new minnow via my latest post in order to motivate her not to give up..feel free to check it out and send in your support...wish you a blessed weekend.

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73
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Thank you so much for your comment

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You are welcome and thanks a lot for your kindness and support...happy weekend.

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25
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I agree with you

49
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This gap space make so rare feel

58
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a nice place comrades, and korea has a historic place and will attract a lot of tourists to visit korea @slowwalker success always

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73
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Thank you so much

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58
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You are welcom..

59
  ·  10 days ago

Looks like a cute cafe, very enjoyable atmosphere.

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73
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Yes, convenient and cozy place

62
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Even the cafes there are full of history, how marvelous. Seems that the poet lived a full and happy life. :)

Thank you for sharing @slowwalker. A blessed day to you!

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73
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Thank you so much

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62
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Always welcome bro @slowwalker. A wonderful and blessed sunday to you!

25
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Looks like a cute cafe,

38
  ·  10 days ago

Thats really an amazing photography.

38
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Excellent photography, amazing post thanks for sharing

49
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sad story/poem.

i understand that you like to visit Gui Cheon

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73
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Yes, I really love to visit

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49
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:)

39
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Awesome photograpy ..I like Korean photo .Thank sharing this photo..

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73
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Thank you so much

62
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I want go there and try this food :) cool street :)

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73
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Thank you

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62
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Npr :))

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The owner of Guicheon caffe is the nephew of 'Cheon Sang Byeong'. Am I right?

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71
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Yes

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👌

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  ·  10 days ago

Excellent post and wonderful photo , greeting from morocco in the last pic its seems so delecious , thank so much to share amazing content in steemit

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73
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Thank you for dropping by

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  ·  10 days ago

Your posts is so fantastic im new user in steemit and i enjoy evert single post its amazing experience for me i think.it will change my life im also in steepshot i find this platform so interessing

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73
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;))

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Old New Year - hurray,
It's time to celebrate again.
The chimes fight will be repeated
And the desire will come true.

Pour a glass of wine
Drink it to the bottom.
It's so accepted in the country -
Holiday celebrate in double.

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73
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Thank you for your old new year song

52
  ·  10 days ago

i' ve visited there 3~4 times,
but i thought there 's nothing special attract me like you mention.
the story you introduced is interesting ^^~ thx slowwalker

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73
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Lol

56
  ·  10 days ago

Very nice story... Love is beyond any problem! Be fine... and slow walk in piece!

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73
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Hahaha

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56
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In peace ...
:P

49
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very nice photography!!

amazing post..
thanks for share..
resteem this post..

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73
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Thank you so much

54
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korea has a historic place, and worth to visit, for tonight do not forget to visit my post, who knows you like

51
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I think being consistent with your passion is what makes this place historical. He was tortured but never give up what he believed made him happy. Interesting story behind the poem. Thanks @slowwalker.

32
  ·  10 days ago

Korean love is completely different and very romantic. I never been in Korea but always have watched from movies and tv your culture and history also very interesting I hope that in the future I'll visit your beautiful country

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  ·  10 days ago

Every place has its story. Weather good or bad. Happy or sad..

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I LOVE visiting Insadong. Super traditional, the people are nice, and there's ALWAYS something to do there. I'll have to visit that cafe when I go back. It looks WONDERFUL there!

Thanks for the pictures!

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73
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You will like there

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WOw what a nice couple?its rarely just to get a guy who doesnt mind smilling like that,and you can tel these two are in love ,i can see it in their eyes

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73
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Exactly, lol

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I am looking for that ‘귀천’ whenever I have the chance. Thank you for letting me recall my memories.

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73
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Lol

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Wow awesome story...

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73
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Thank you

51
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this restaurant has really a great story. the poet knew what he was doing though people couldn't understand him. the question is, how special are you from others? or you just follow the mass.

I think I've learn something great from you.

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73
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;))

45
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I like this cafe. an interesting cafe to visit with family. Thanks for you post.

47
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I lived in Seoul for a year in my early 20s and went to Insadong at least half a dozen times. This post made me wanna go back! I loved Seoul and it will always hold a special place in my heart!

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73
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Hahaha
You need to visit once more

47
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wow I liked this post

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That story really has everything. Tradgedy, love, triumph, and such a bittersweet end. And I have to say that the pecularity of the way you write in English is actually charming. I don't think that the story would have been as enjoyable had it been written by me. I can't quite put my finger on it, there's just something that feels authentic in the way that it reads that I don't think it otherwise would have. I hope that you have more stories to tell.

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Thank you for your comment.
Yes there are lots of stories when it comes to the couple of poet.
Sometimes the image is telling more than the story in detail.
In my view, the photos of poet and restaurant is enough to imagine their life and love.

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47
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this is a pretty post

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Nice post beautiful presented and explained. detail oriented with nice information. thank you for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

72
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I think I really have to plan a trip to Korea, it all looks so interesting and strange. I love to explore something new.

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73
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Yes you will like Korea.
When you visit Korea, let me know please

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72
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Of course I will inform you my friend when we travel to Korea.

38
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Wow, great article with lovely illustrations! I enjoyed it.

42
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@slowwalker Such a great article & nice photography
##Upvote/Resteem###you are family life manege met Excellent thank you for sharing

47
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the couple looking so good..........the traditional tea looking so delicious..........i pray...for them...they will be happy in heaven ........

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Sir, I am a boy of a very poor house.
Spend the cost of my education with a lot of difficulty.
Please upvote my post.Thank,s

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73
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;))

58
  ·  10 days ago

A sad but very beautiful story love stories can be that way thank you so much for sharing

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73
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Thank you so much

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I really want to visit Korea someday, not just because I love Korean Drama. I just really feel the urge. And I'm gonna visit this special place in South Korea. Hopefully.

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73
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When you visit, please let me know

57
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Very nice place, the pictures are great, Korea is a place I have always wanted to visit, I can't wait until when I can afford to travel there. now your post will inspire me to work hard.

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73
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Thank you for comment.
I wish your dream come true here in Steemit

67
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Great story. Even the coffee is tastier when you add some history.

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73
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Hahaha,
Thank you.

44
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Looks awesome ! I would go there and try it out. I always wanted to visit Korea and try their food.

38
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good that is.......for photography korea is best......
thanks for sharing the travel felling

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73
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Thank you for comment

65
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For some reason Korea is the last country in Asia I did not travel. Which is a pity, but I surely will some time soon. You definitely make me wanna go. Looks so cultural and the food looks stellar! Actually many of my friends suggested that they fake my death and hide me somewhere so that the value of my art has a price moonshot :D Then I might have some posthumous notes like this poet, while sipping wine in my hiding place, somewhere in the mountains :) Great article amazing pictures. 100% upvote! Thank you

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73
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Hahaha,
Poet couldn’t receive any money from his friends.
They didn’t take any money from the company.

58
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Insadong used to be much better in the old days. I was very disappointed when I visited Insadoing as part of my Korean trip 3 years ago. its packed full of souvenir shops and has lost it's old culture. The cafe looks nice. !

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73
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It is sorry, every thing is changing.

38
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Nice one, am inspired for more work here

40
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It's a sad tale, but fascinating to have a peek into another part of the world I've never been. Thank you for sharing this story! It's posts like this that connect us all to our universal humanity I feel.

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73
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Yes, we are the one

54
  ·  10 days ago

Wow, awesome story!
I too love strolling through Insadong when I visit Seoul; and yes, it's changing rapidly as well.
I was walking down the backroads behind the Castle across from Insadong in early morning a long time ago, and I SAW 이영애!!!! It was amazing, as she is my favorite Korean Actress! I don't know why, but I didn't bother her, it was just her, and I, passing... I guess I didn't want to disturb her peaceful morning with, "HEY CAN I HAVE A PICTURE!" I regret not saying anything now hahhaha.

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73
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Hahaha,
Never miss the chance next time

66
  ·  9 days ago

만난적 한번 없는 님이지만
님에 앞에 서면 왠지 우러러 보입니다.
왜일까는 아직 모르나
그 이유를 오늘 하나 또 찾은것 같습니다.

흐릿한 기억을 더듬어 찾아보니
이것이 있네요.

목순옥 여사의 귀천 소식을 가장 먼저 알린분이
님이 아니신지요.

숙연해 집니다.
남의글을 읽으면서 전률과 부끄러움을
느꼈습니다.

고맙습니다.

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73
  ·  9 days ago

이런 콘님 그사람은 제가 아닙니다.
저보다 나이가 좀 더 어린 친구 같습니다. ㅎㅎ\\

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66
  ·  9 days ago

아 그렇군요.
늘 건강하시기 바랍니다.
그리고 저는 천운 입니다.
감사합니다.

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73
  ·  9 days ago

아이고 이런 실례를 죄송합니다.

41
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An interesting comment, but it is more profitable to start a new day every day;)

58
  ·  9 days ago

It is a very warm and nice place! love this place as I am very cold in my place now.

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73
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Hahaha

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50
  ·  9 days ago

Ha ha haa :D Thats awesome ! :)) @ryacha21

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  ·  3 days ago

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He is leasing 30k SP from @minnowbooster then using that to VOTE Up his own 7 Day old comments on random posts at the last minute. Scroll his comments to around the 6 day mark or just go to https://steemd.com/@ryacha21; he has a lot of self love on his own old comments.

HE IS DOING IT OVER AND OVER AND OVER.. He is farming the pool.. If you could help it would be appreciated..

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Also kinda a dick move to use the actual good post of another person to post a comment for no other reason to come back and farm it later.

Post Author, @slowwalker I do apologize.. This dude makes no actual articles of his own so the only way to draw attention to what he is doing is to comment his comments. My sincerest apologies for cluttering up your blog, outing the abusive self voting behavior of @ryacha21

12
  ·  9 days ago

lovely korean

12
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travel to korea

57
  ·  9 days ago

have good time dear

41
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Thank you for the information you shared it's really greater....food looks yummy

25
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Thank you so much for sharing your travel memory

44
  ·  9 days ago

,,, good post friends ,,,!

32
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Beautiful Thanks for sharing this

25
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Nice Post. Korea is Great - I want to go there! Steemit Members? Wanna Join?

65
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The poem 'Gui Cheon’ is my favoite one. I like it so much too. A few days ago, I felt I'd like to post the poet and his poem. He has ever been one of the best poets in Koean literature.

40
  ·  9 days ago

This has so much beauty!

35
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i like sharing this. i from indonesia..thanks u

25
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Thanks for sharing,i love the expose,the pictures are full of history,and the atmosphere looks cool.wish to visit Korea one day.

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What a really nice story. Thanks for sharing! Not to mention the photos, they're really cool! 😊😊😊

25
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It looks amazing!!

62
  ·  9 days ago

Korea traditional and culture of shopping are very interesting.

such a great travel and story sir.

thanks for sharing good stuff sir.

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He was castrated and maybe it also changed his voice as many castrated males had. Anyway it is really an inspiring story of courage and triumph in life through many adversaries in his life.
Great food there at the Cafe, I love the tea and the food you showed. @slowwalker

51
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Korean culture is beautiful and unique,I invite you to check my last post "Giant Oceans"if you like :)

37
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amazing photography. a nice couple. this atmosphere is very enjoyable

33
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loved your post. Looks cozy and lovely place to go, thank you for sharing.

36
  ·  9 days ago

Hi I am following to u and your articles are very interesting good going best of luck to you. I am new to steemit follow me and upvote me.

29
  ·  9 days ago

This is a very good reportage.. I love colors and perspective!

34
  ·  9 days ago

What a heart-touching love story powerful enough to send your thoughts and imaginations to where your fantasies can come through!.... Tnks for bringing this our way, can't wait to visit these people and places.

69
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Congratulations @slowwalker!
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44
  ·  9 days ago

Lovely post, what did you have for dessert?

53
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Very interesting cafe. It's nice to see your great photos. I really liked it.

25
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Nice

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Beautiful history. The creator never forgets his children

29
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I would love to visit korea, what good pictures!

31
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Such a refreshing story!

49
  ·  9 days ago

Nice post, nice info. Once a time if will i go in Seul, i try this Restaurant

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Customers would have to enjoy their meals amidst a poetic environment. Thanks @slowwalker Nice story indeed

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73
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Thank you so much

49
  ·  8 days ago

very impression your post, I really like, I want to like you what is its secret?

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31
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traditional tea and the snack look sweet :D

34
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nice content

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  ·  4 days ago

Thank you for sharing such beautiful blog, adoration for your work, I believe that knowledge that we gain from traveling is much more important than the books