Welcome to Charles Wetzel's Web site.Welcome to my site, which I have maintained since March 21, 2006. This site's content can change at any time and has no official subject, but the vast majority of the content at the time of this writing is about my life in South Korea, with sections on my travels to North Korea, China, and Japan.
I no longer live in South Korea. I lived there from 2006 - 2009 (oh, and also from 1988 - 1990, but there's far less documentation on that). However, even outside of Korea (I am currently living in Japan), I continue to learn about and write about Korea "in exile," and even visit Korea sometimes. Japan is now my home for the foreseeable future, but Korea is right across the Sea of Japan/Donghae and the Tsushima Strait, and is therefore always somewhat relevant even if I'm not currently living there.
Navigate the site by clicking on the buttons in the upper frame. Here are the most important parts of the site: