This book introduces the author's broad knowledge of the humanities as she travels through northern Europe.
- Book Intro
When you think of northern Europe, what comes up in your mind? High-level welfare, a place where happiness index is always high, a country of with enormous natural and historical resources, and a city of refined design...When you look at these words, you come to a question is, "What is so special about northern Europe?"
In order to fully understand northern Europe, the author enthusiastically traveled throughout the region, even astounding some locals with the extent of her tour. There, she asked questions that could only come from a personal visit, and found answers that could not be earned without searching deep within. Even after returning home, she continued her exploration, filling the gaps in her knowledge with humanities research. As such, the book offers a wide range of humanistic knowledge, extending the boundary of history, mythology, art, culture and nature in just a single book. Rather than simply admiring the scenery of old cities or the natural landscape, she explores how locals live their lives and what the true essence of living in northern Europe is.
Sweden, where alleys cherished the past and the present. Denmark, where the breath of Andersen and Kierkegaard's can still be felt. Norway, where the spirit of the Vikings remains. Finland, where the essence of northern European design can be found. Iceland, where the power of nature, from volcanoes to glaciers, fills the land. This book introduces a world of history, art and nature that cannot be found anywhere else.
- About the Author
Hong Minjeong (F) lived in Stockholm, Sweden for 4 years before returning to Korea in early 2019. During her stay, she surprised locals when she traveled regularly to so many places in northern Europe. She recorded the charms of northern Europe as she felt and saw them. After acquiring a Master's degree in city urban design, Hong worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and she currently works as a global marketing and strategy planning specialist at a Korean conglomerate. However, she likes to write as a profession as it offers an opportunity of sharing her intellectual curiosity in various fields. Another of her books is Imperfect but Happy Experience: Child Raising in Sweden.