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  • February 8, 2012. Pascagoula, Mississippi.
    Bong Song (audio and photo)

    We crossed paths on Highway 90, southern Mississippi. He was one week away from having biked around the globe, and we sat down on the shoulder to talk.

    When I was one week from the Pacific, I think I understood what he meant.

    ...Hear the public radio feature at


    "Before this traveling, I was just half blind. I didn't know the world at all. Just I knowed only the Korean. So I just learned a lot of things. Now I know, I think I know a bit about how to make a better life.

    What's the secret? What'd you learn? Because I'm trying to learn all this too.

    I'll have to say love. I think I learned the love from the people. That was what I was looking for for this trip. I think I found it."
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