Seoul to Syria: The Long Way This book is a non-academic project. In 2010, I took the metro from my home in Seoul, South Korea. Catching a ferry from the Korean port city of Incheon, I embarked on a trip through China, Southeast Asia, Pakistan, and India. I ended up in Damascus, Syria at the outbreak of the political protests of 2011. This book offers firsthand insight and stories of the minority groups, languages, histories, and contemporary issues of these countries.