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I’m Andrew, and this is a blog about Korea, hiking, and rock climbing.  This blog should be useful for current or prospective foreign English teachers who want information about a foreigner’s experience of Korean culture, or information about opportunities for hiking and rock climbing in Korea.

“The map is not the territory,”  a phrase coined by Alfred Korzybski, means that one’s perception of a thing is never the thing itself.  When people confuse the map (perceptions) for the territory (reality), they generally run into all sorts of problems.

Since I am a foreigner writing about Korea, I wanted to introduce some space between my thoughts about Korea and Korea itself.  Maybe by the end of my time in Seoul my map will look more like a Korean’s.  Maybe not.

More about “the map is not the territory”  here and here.

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