Building a Train Station for the Future

posted: 27 Sep 2012 comments: 0category:

[youtube][/youtube]We started today ( Wednesday),visiting the DMZ. There are a number of points at which the tour guide stops to allow you to take pictures. I wanted to see for myself what was going on at the border. It's strange to be told that the war is not ended; there is simply an armistice. Its even more surreal to be in a tour coach visiting a war zone. When you move out to look around at some points on the way your told...
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There is a river that makes glad the city of Seoul

posted: 25 Sep 2012 comments: 2category:

20120925-231622.jpg It's just past ten o'clock in the evening. we've changed hotel and moved right into the heart of Seoul. Martha and myself have just had an amazing walk through this city. Tomorrow morning we head off to the DMZ. Where I know it will be quite different. It's quite amazing to be walking through the streets of Seoul. It's a vibrant creative city with amazing public architecture. The city has an amazing architectural water installation running through one of the busiest...
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Reflections on the Korean experience

posted: 23 Sep 2012 comments: 1category:

20120923-233539.jpg Having visited the Korean Presbyterian Church General Assemblies its now time to begin to reflect on the experience and write from time to time about the differences and also what can be shared cross-culturally for the benefit of both our churches and also the world church. One very interesting area of empowerment I've notice is the role that has been given to the theological students. Over the past few days they have acted as our hosts, sitting with us from time to...
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Korean General Assembly Choose 'The Least of These' As Their Theme

posted: 20 Sep 2012 comments: 0category:

20120920-212259.jpg South Korea is a country with a past steeped in suffering. It's a past in which Scotland has been involved.The catastrophic Korean War, which was essential a civil war brought about by external forces (the confrontation between Communism and Capitalism) left the country a divided wasteland. This was the first intervention of a United Nations force, involving US, UK, Australia, in total twenty nations contributed to the allies. Literally, over a million people lost their...
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A shortest Scheduled Flight in the World.

posted: 17 Sep 2012 comments: 1category:

20120917-174006.jpg When Friday morning came it was off to Papa Westray. I had received a text message the night before advising me that the winds might prevent the plane from landing at Papa Westray. However It was full steam ahead on Friday morning the winds had died down. The night before there had been an 135mph gale blowing. As I was driven to the airport skies were clear. This is an unusual flight. The whole trip takes about 15 mins however it allows another two minutes to fly...
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