World Ch. Schedule : WED 09:05 KST
* Date : 2015-10-07
Three foreigners residing in Korea embark on a special trip through the country.
Enes Kaya is an interpreter for the Turkish coach of FC Seoul, a professional soccer club in Korea. He even appeared in the Korean movie, "Haunters" starring Koh Soo. He will set off on a trip to Andong in Gyeongju, which is steeped in neo-Confucianism culture. Gyeongju's Yangdong Village and Andong Hahoe Village are registered as World Heritage Sites. Enes Kaya immerses himself in the traditional Korean village and tries local food.
15 years ago, Ross Gregory came to Korea on a backpacking trip and later decided to work at the Korean branch of an Australian company. He visits beautiful Mungyeong and experiences a temple stay program to learn about Zen mediation in a serene, slow-paced place. What kind of meditation will Ross Gregory engage in?
Teaching economics at Sungkyunkwan University, Professor Thomas Bishop visits Pohang and Gumi, two industrial cities that have played a key role in Korea's rapid economic growth. Not only will you find the world's most efficient steel plant in the area but you'll also encounter fishing villages near Guryeong Port where the residents have been catching squid for many generations. In Gumi, there is the Kumoh National Institute of Technology, which is nurturing engineers and scientists who will play a role in building Korea's future.
The three people gathers in a traditional house and talk bout their travel experiences. Each of their travels will have different themes: "Perfect Traditions and a Historical Route," "Traveling Back to the Simple Life," and "The Road to Korea's Economic Growth."
What will Kaya discuss with the descendant of a family clan that has lived in the same house for 500 years? Will Ross Gregory, having practiced yoga for 15 years, be able to learn seonmudo martial art? What opinions will Thomas Bishop form about Korea's future after visiting Korea's industrial centers? Join us as we traverse through Korea's past, present and future.