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Dog Days, Gongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

Dog Days

A travel blog entry by sjmigdol

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... pretty good.  I went back to Bong House and said my goodbyes, grabbed my pack and headed to the subway to catch a bus for Gongju, where my ex-girlfriend Lucy's cousin Mike lives.  He was kind enough to offer me a place to stay in a "small ...

Gongju, Gongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

Gongju

A travel blog entry by benandcally

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Working our way back to Seoul we spent a couple of days in the town of Gongju. Unfortunately we didn't get to see as much of the place as we would have liked due to Ben being stung in a particularly sensitive ...

Gongju, former Baekje capital, Gongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

Gongju, former Baekje capital

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... Euro fuer das Hostel bezahlt habe, und man hier sogar zu zweit fuer 20 Euro unterkommt, ist es sogar sehr preiswert...). In Gongju kann man Graeber besichtigen, das Tut-Ankh-Amun Grab von Suedkorea (da man ein Grab gefunden hat, welches noch nicht den ...

Another temple in Gongju, Gongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

Another temple in Gongju

A travel blog entry by starlagurl

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Amy has a car, so she takes people on trips to many places on the weekend. This time, she was going to a temple that happened to be on my route. So, I went.  I am still stuffed up and snot is constantly running down my face. I don't know if I'm ...

Gongju, Gongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

Gongju

A travel blog entry by jenny_dani

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Once the typhoon had passed we headed southwards again to a town called Gongju, which is one of two former capitals of the Baekje dynasty. It was a pain ending up back in Seoul because we'd wanted to carry on exploring the south of Korea after we left ...

Gongju, Gongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

Gongju

A travel blog entry by mies

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Dynamic Korea and the Chocolate Factory, Jochiwon, Korea Rep. travel blog

Dynamic Korea and the Chocolate Factory

A travel blog entry by jjswitzer

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... , wild experiences had by the children in 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. Your thinking, "Well why isn't it 'Jeremy and Dynamic Korea' then?"... simply, it doesn't make sense and isn't as catchy. Anyways, I want to fill you in on some of the Korean ...

Sunburn, BBQ and all that Jazz, Outside Jochiwon, Korea Rep. travel blog

Sunburn, BBQ and all that Jazz

A travel blog entry by jjswitzer

... ; it was so overcast I couldn't even see the bloody sun. Noone told me there was a hole in the ozone layer over Korea... I thought was a gift from the world to Edmonton only. I even had sunscreen on, but the humidity routed its effectiveness as I was ...

A New Semester:  Same Ol' Crazy Antics, Jochiwon, Taean and Bundang, Korea Rep. travel blog

A New Semester: Same Ol' Crazy Antics

A travel blog entry by jjswitzer

... , wow. So far it's a wonderful experience. With the few months remaining I plan to step up the travel, enjoyment factor Korea has to offer while trying to maintain some decent teaching for students. Last Tuesday, or the welcome back to school party ...

Paintballing, Easter and a Spring Thunderstorm, Jochiwon, Korea Rep. travel blog

Paintballing, Easter and a Spring Thunderstorm

A travel blog entry by jjswitzer

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... weekly for your viewing pleasure! So I decide to cram several more events into a what has now become a typical weekend in Korea. Saturday morning, I went to Bundang to meet my girlfriend for a coffee. She brought her cute little dog. Then I took ...

The Weekend to Relax: An Ever Elusive Objective, Numerous, Korea Rep. travel blog

The Weekend to Relax: An Ever Elusive Objective

A travel blog entry by jjswitzer

... believe my handprints are now a permanent fixture on her steering wheel, a direct result of the driving stress a North American encounters in Korea. So in the morning it was to the train station where I met some friends on the train (we were offered ...

One Short Week for Jeremy, One Giant Leap for... ?, Jochiwon, Korea Rep. travel blog

One Short Week for Jeremy, One Giant Leap for... ?

A travel blog entry by jjswitzer

... in that it has rides. And creepy characters of all sorts. Which is a segway into my next subject: The Name. Everland. Now in Korea this sounds awfully close to "Neverland" when said to you after only a few weeks in the country. So Jeremy of course ...

Eventless Interlude, Jochiwon, Korea Rep. travel blog

Eventless Interlude

A travel blog entry by jjswitzer

... spend a day in Taiwan on layover and eight in Thailand. This momentous event will be followed shortly thereafter by a trip to North Korea. Yes, you read correctly: North Korea. We'll see how that one goes. If both these travels go off without a hitch ...

Running Man - Korean Version, Jochiwon, Korea Rep. travel blog

Running Man - Korean Version

A travel blog entry by jjswitzer

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... and it is a much more acceptable for men to show male-male affection and feminine-qualities. However, this being said, Korea is a country of stark contrasts in that homosexuality is still completely culturally unacceptable. It was then ironic, I thought ...

To Hong-Ik University and Beyond..., Jochiwon, Korea Rep. travel blog

To Hong-Ik University and Beyond...

A travel blog entry by jjswitzer

... Korean road do not have shoulders to them as in Canada. Now any country bumpkin looking at a population demographic and a map of Korea could has surmized this situation arising. Not Jeremy though, on no! Apparently a Science degree is an excuse to be ...

Rest and No Rest at Sangnok, Sangnok Resort, Korea Rep. travel blog

Rest and No Rest at Sangnok

A travel blog entry by jjswitzer

... Korean hosts. Thursday night was all out night. Following, of all things, a campfire (this is just not something I associated with Korea) we threw out rationale and partied till 4 AM. 70/80 club till close then nuri-pang till they literally threw us ...

The 'First' Week in the Trenches, Jochiwon and Area, Korea Rep. travel blog

The 'First' Week in the Trenches

A travel blog entry by jjswitzer

... after a week of partying (and study) with fellow native English speakers was probably more difficult than the original landing in South Korea 3 weeks ago. Wow! 3 weeks already, doesn't seem possible. I digress though; I will explain. You see, it was a ...

Cultural Weekends Pt. 1: Gapsa Temple, Gyeryong, Korea Rep. travel blog

Cultural Weekends Pt. 1: Gapsa Temple

A travel blog entry by kelseyandmike

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... spring as we can. The arrival of spring means festival season is upon us. Every weekend there are various cultural festivals throughout Korea. Last week was the Strawberry Festival. This week, our good friend Mr. Han decided to take us to a few places ...

Buyeo & Gongju, Gongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

Buyeo & Gongju

A travel blog entry by glyn

...to ...

Baekje and Buddhas, Gongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

Baekje and Buddhas

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... visit Buyeo as well someday, but Gongju was closer and had a better review from my guidebook, so I started there. Gongju's main attraction in modern times was Gongsan-seong Fortress (공산성). An almost three kilometer long wall circling ...

Visite de Gongju, Gongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

Visite de Gongju

A travel blog entry by quebekwalouis

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Voici simplement quelques photos... Here are simply few ...

Tiger-Dragon Mountain, Hakpong-ni, Korea Rep. travel blog

Tiger-Dragon Mountain

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... reason to go out for a stroll and a drink or two, or more. It was possible to get to Gyeryong-san from either Gongju (공주) or Daejeon (대전). We went via Daejeon because it was easier to get to Daejeon and because Donghak-sa was ...

Jirisan, Buyeo & Gongju - a right royal time!, Gongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

Jirisan, Buyeo & Gongju - a right royal time!

A travel blog entry by lyncraven

... pack up my things, so I quickly exited the room and left my gear in their left luggage. I was visiting Buyeo and Gongju in western Korea; two ancient cities that historically were part of the Baekje kingdom that controlled much of this western side of the ...

Another Day, Another Day Trip, Magoksa, Korea Rep. travel blog

Another Day, Another Day Trip

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... area and was a nice way to enjoy the fall for me without having to travel far. If I were just visiting temples in the Gongju area, though, and didn't have time for a hike, I think I'd still choose Seonggok-sa over Magok-sa for my temple visit. Although ...

Baekje Festival : Fortress, Museum, Royal Tombs, Gongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

Baekje Festival : Fortress, Museum, Royal Tombs

A travel blog entry by londone7

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... are also more big parades taking place sat/sun in Buyeo the following weekend but I am already booked elsewhere. Also there is a Gongju Chestnut Festival coming up. Some of these are just excuses to setup the tents again but fun anyway. Having spent two ...

Baekje Part II, Gongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

Baekje Part II

A travel blog entry by eundel

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... Gongju before (or Buyeo if it's there in a future year). It would be a great time for a first visit to Gongju, but there are so many festivals happening in Korea in October, that there are probably better ways to spend a Sunday. If you do go to the Baekje ...

New students given American English names, Gongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

New students given American English names

A travel blog entry by girliegurl77

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2:35pm - Here it is 5 minutes before my first class starts for the day and I have named my 1st new student of April.  Her new name is Angie after my close friend Angela Blundell.  Little Angie seemed very shy and kept her head down ...

3 months keeping eyes open, ge lyung san, Korea Rep. travel blog

3 months keeping eyes open

A travel blog entry by searchenglish

3 month Zen ...

Baekje Festival : K-Pop Show, Fireworks, Lanterns, Gongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

Baekje Festival : K-Pop Show, Fireworks, Lanterns

A travel blog entry by londone7

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... of the Baekje Kingdom where the evenings opening ceremonies and fireworks show were to take place. We needed to take a bus from Buyeo to Gongju which I heard was an hour. We got to the bus terminal about 4.35 and got tickets for the 4.41 bus, which was ...

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