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Misty Mountains and Little Brown Soldiers, Kumgangsan, Korea Dem Peoples Rep travel blog

Misty Mountains and Little Brown Soldiers

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... buses, some 90 foreigners in all, and waiting outside my bus, I chattered absently with a tour guide, distracted by the North Korea soldier standing a few metres away, and mesmerized by the portrait of Kim Il Sung--still head of state 12 years after his ...

Hiking In The Hermit Kingdom, Kumgangsan, Korea Dem Peoples Rep travel blog

Hiking In The Hermit Kingdom

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... foreign investment in North Korea, Hyundai's Kumgangsan tourist region is one of Pyongyang's highest currency generators. Despite North Korea's devout anti-American sentiment, the US dollar rules in Kumgangsan. Whisked from the hotel compound and onto a ...

Dark Side Of The Earth, Kumgangsan, Korea Dem Peoples Rep travel blog

Dark Side Of The Earth

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... visit to the DMZ and the hiking tour of Kumgangsan, the next stop is Pyongyang. Why am I so fascinated by North Korea? I'm not ideologically sympathetic. I find Kim Jong il and his regime repellent. It's more about my own curiosity and desire to know. ...

Korean Culture, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Korean Culture

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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We really like Seoul, it seems to have everything: Lots of unique tourist attractions, a cheap transport network, and a wide variety of restaurants and bars. The people are so respectful here; they bow their heads when saying Hello and Thank you. It ...

Don't Count Your Luck, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Don't Count Your Luck

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... couriered my passport to the travel agent within an hour. There are times when I truly appreciate being in a country like Korea, where crimes like theft are relatively rare. In another country this story might not have had such a happy conclusion. I ...

The Life & Seoul, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

The Life & Seoul

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... great as you can see other nearby mountains and the city below. We decided to visit an Electronics Market in Seoul on Monday morning. As Korea is home to 'Samsung' and 'LG' we were hoping to find some new products that are not yet out in the UK. We ...

The DMZ, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

The DMZ

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... which lies between North and South Korea. We were very intrigued to go on this tour as little is known about North Korea and its dictatorship. The area around the DMZ has been turned into a tourist attraction with a number of sights/exhibitions. The ...

Korea - In Transit, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Korea - In Transit

A travel blog entry by shaeh

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It's already been a mammoth day. The 11 Hour flight followed by 14 hours will be quite arduous. My skin and eyes are dry and I'm so glad to get up and stretch my legs. Korean Airlines has actually been surprisingly good - and they have been feeding me ...

Encounter With The Kims, Kumgangsan, Korea Dem Peoples Rep travel blog

Encounter With The Kims

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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We honestly thought nothing of it, even though we probably should have. The mural looked warm and inviting, so harmless and fascinating, exposed as it was under bright lights in the dark evening, and we were drawn to it like moths to a flame. Aside from ...

Take a slow boat to China, Incheon, Korea Rep. travel blog

Take a slow boat to China

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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After staying in Seoul for a while, this is a tiny harbor city. However, we have the best meal ...

Dazzling city, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Dazzling city

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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Signs, Signs, Everywhere A Sign, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Signs, Signs, Everywhere A Sign

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... when we arrived after a grueling red-eye flight. We were also greeted by that most delightful creature- the airport bureaucrat. Korea is another of those countries that puts your luggage through another scan before you're allowed into the country, and ...

seoul, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

seoul

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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The Korean people had obviously read my discouraging comments about China and to ensure a positive review100,000 of them lined the streets in red shirts to celebrate our arrival. If that left us slightly bemused, we spent 25minutes trying to find the ...

The chicken and the folk village, Andong, Korea Rep. travel blog

The chicken and the folk village

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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Quiet small , host robert with lovely airconditioned ...

A Wet Weekend, Busan, Korea Rep. travel blog

A Wet Weekend

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... a ferry headed for Japan. We left Seoul on Friday to spend the weekend in Busan, a beautiful coastal city. Busan is South Korea`s second city, located on the south east corner, it is well known for its golden beaches. When we stepped off the train ...

Seoulful Goodbyes, Ilsan, Korea Rep. travel blog

Seoulful Goodbyes

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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Look! A dog on the ground!, Goyang City, Korea Rep. travel blog

Look! A dog on the ground!

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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You know you've been in Korea too long when the call "Look! A dog on the ground!" actually makes you turn and look. It would seem the Paris Hilton phenomenon has leeched into the country's consciousness like poison into the village well. All the young ...

The Big Wet, Goyang City, Ilsan, South Korea, Korea Rep. travel blog

The Big Wet

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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... through water a couple of feet deep to get from point A to point B is not the most appealing of prospects considering Korea never really got around to building a sealed sewerage system, and the fact that the filth one usually tries to avoid stepping in ...

McDonald Flavoured Underpants, Goyang City, Ilsan, Korea Rep. travel blog

McDonald Flavoured Underpants

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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... big bottle guy and I'll post it on here as soon as I get a copy. With promises to all get together in Itaewon - Korea's entertainment hub - on Friday night, we all started making our way home. I actually managed to find my way from Downtown Seoul back to ...

Seoul - Day 137-139, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Seoul - Day 137-139

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... the walk around the complex. I've visited many traditional Japanese buildings when I was there in 2005 and the architecture in Korea is very similar to the untrained eye. The Korean's would probably disagree. After leaving the palace I headed to the ...

Happy Birthday Buddah, Goyang City, Ilsan gu, Korea Rep. travel blog

Happy Birthday Buddah

A travel blog entry by katshannon

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... this country and forcing kids to stop speaking their own language, especially when they misinterpret the rule and run around saying "No Korea!" It's a little cringe-worthy, but it's a rule their parents want enforced. Whatever. They are soaking it up like ...

Seoul & DMZ (North Korea Border) - Day 140, Panmunjom, Korea Rep. travel blog

Seoul & DMZ (North Korea Border) - Day 140

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... The tunnel was hand dug through the gratnite bed rock 75 metres underground by the North Koreans. The tunnel penetrated into South Korea by many hundreds of metres before being discovered. It's said that 10000-15000 troops could pass through the tunnel ...

Jeju Island (Seongsan-Ilchulbong) - Day 142, Seongsan-Ilchulbong, Korea Rep. travel blog

Jeju Island (Seongsan-Ilchulbong) - Day 142

A travel blog entry by christosp

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The buses on Jejo are cheap, efficient and frequent and the routes go to all the major tourist sites on the island. So I caught the bus again today to a town called Seongsan Ilchulbong, where a 182 metre high extinct volcanic crater sits on the east ...

Korean War Memorial, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Korean War Memorial

A travel blog entry by trent

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I forgot to tell about our final camp class performance...the pictures didn't turn out, but apparently it was pretty good as we did the Creation Fashion Show! Our class did the story of creation with a twist, as a fashion show, so for two weeks we ...

The 20 night wait, Part I, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

The 20 night wait, Part I

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... beginning to feel a lot like Christmas Korean Bathhouse I went to the bathhouse today, my first time on this visit to Korea. It's always an enjoyable experience (assuming you can get over the nudity aspect of the visit) and lying sweating in one ...

A strange Christmas, Jochiwon, Korea Rep. travel blog

A strange Christmas

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... at this stage we're dreaming of a white New Year. Hey Canada, any chance you can send over some snow? Jochiwon, Korea. Thanks. Sweet Timing is indeed everything. Yesterday, 4pm Christmas Eve, Meg took delivery of a parcel from Canada, a parcel we ...

tiny shopping historic town, Gyeongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

tiny shopping historic town

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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The historic site is small but the town is ...

Seoul searching, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Seoul searching

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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South Korea ...

Jeju Island (Hallasan & Jeju-Si) - Day 143, Jeju City, Korea Rep. travel blog

Jeju Island (Hallasan & Jeju-Si) - Day 143

A travel blog entry by christosp

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Caught another bus to Hallasan national park today. Mount Hallasan is 1950 metres above sea level and is the largest mountain in South Korea, it sits bang in the middle of Jejo island and is now extinct, I hope! The plan was to head to the ...

Checking in, Yangji, Korea Rep. travel blog

Checking in

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... We are of the impression that sticking to a schedule is somewhat of a challenge for the company the students work for (Korea Express, a Korean logistics company... kind of ironic really). We were aware of a few camp schedule changes prior to getting to ...

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