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Trespassing the pond & x-volcano getaway, Ulleung-gun, Korea Rep. travel blog

Trespassing the pond & x-volcano getaway

A travel blog entry by pixiekatten

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My 2 days in Gyeongju came and went quicker than expected. I quite enjoyed the town as I never had to go very far to find a cultural hotspot. I never beat the crowds at Bulguksa temple because in the end I never went there. I felt tired at my arrival at ...

"Hwajangshil Odieyo?" (Where's the toilet?)

A travel blog entry by tobiah

... , probably because it so completely violated my personal sense of privacy. The strangest thing about the washrooms in Korea is the almost complete lack of planning involved in making the experience of visiting a washroom pleasant, comfortable, or ...

Pyongyang, October 9, 2008, Thursday, Pyongyang, Korea Dem Peoples Rep travel blog

Pyongyang, October 9, 2008, Thursday

A travel blog entry by the_wayfarer

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... on. I copped a copy of a large-size, luxuriously printed monthly, titled simply "Democratic People's Republic of Korea", sporting a huge picture of a military parade with thousands of meticulously ordered soldiers on a square probably somewhere in ...

Dinnye szezon / Water melon season, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Dinnye szezon / Water melon season

A travel blog entry by arodin

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... Csak könnyebb hazacipelni a zölségesnél készenlétben tartott, koreai gyártmányú "dinnyecipelővel" :-) _______________ The watermelon in Korea is just as tasty, as in Hungary. But it's easier to carry it home with the "watermelon-carrier" ...

So. Korea at last, Busan, Korea Rep. travel blog

So. Korea at last

A travel blog entry by peeteeandjoe

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We finally left China and after a day at Sea (read rest) we entered South Korea.  We just visited one port city.  We were no where near Seole or the DMZ. Because the Crazy leader of North Korea and all his recent saber rattling, we didn't plan ...

What the... ?, Jeonju, Korea Rep. travel blog

What the... ?

A travel blog entry by pmillerd

The atmosphere in the arrivals area of Incheon Internation airport near Seoul, Korea is one of orderly chaos. The place swarms with Korean business travellers, all attired in the same neatly pressed black suit and wearing the same apathetic expression. ...

Update, Jeonju, Korea Rep. travel blog

Update

A travel blog entry by cbarry

Hello everyone, We apologize that we are behind on our blog posting. Craig has been very diligent about writing blog entries daily, however we have been lacking Internet connections to use to actually post the entries. He is going to try to post ...

Die Party des Monats, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Die Party des Monats

A travel blog entry by vivih-beck

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Am 18.6.2010 hatten wir endlich unsere Einweihungsfeier. Nach monatelangem Schuften, endlichen Überstunden und eine 12 Tage Arbeitswoche ist der Umzug vollbracht. Alle Mitarbeiter zufrieden und Stolz auf Frau Schulz und mich. Das sie auch zurecht sein ...

Away from Seoul, Osan, Korea Rep. travel blog

Away from Seoul

A travel blog entry by senemo

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Korea, the land where: -it's rude to blow your nose, but ok to hoark on the street. -when you go to the doctor you have to wait 20 minutes just to pay. -when at the doctors, a private consultation is not really private. -the national drink is ...

bullying is wrong, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

bullying is wrong

A travel blog entry by brettelmer

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... One of its proudest moments, however, also came against the Japanese. Back in the year 1592, the Japanese stormed through Korea, dominating. Unstoppable domination. That was, until the Admiral Yi Sun-sin and his now famous turtle ships (ships shaped like ...

hwaseong, kalbi, and throwing ice [beer] mugs, Suwon, Korea Rep. travel blog

hwaseong, kalbi, and throwing ice [beer] mugs

A travel blog entry by lrhalladay

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I claimed the weekend as mine to "host", so a few of my eapsi friends traveled to Suwon to visit (and experience all that lovely Suwon has to offer). First on our list of things to do was to check out Hwaseong Fortress, which I'd been patiently waiting ...

Summer Intensives!, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Summer Intensives!

A travel blog entry by rich

Vacation over, it was time to put my head down for a few weeks and see out the hectic intensive period. I knew it was going to be a tiring time, but it reached a whole new level when Phil was transferred to another campus at short notice. Work, in their ...

Myo Hyang san, October 15, 2008, Wednesday, Myo Hyang san, Korea Dem Peoples Rep travel blog

Myo Hyang san, October 15, 2008, Wednesday

A travel blog entry by the_wayfarer

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... hall. At least four of those were „Mercedes“ limousines. In fact, I am inclined to believe that, proportionally, North Korea may easily have not only more steam trucks and ox carts, but also „Mercedeses“ on its roads than any ...

Pyongyang, October 13, 2008, Monday, Pyongyang, Korea Dem Peoples Rep travel blog

Pyongyang, October 13, 2008, Monday

A travel blog entry by the_wayfarer

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... ;three charters“. The Monument was inaugurated on August 15, 2001 to mark the 56th anniversary of the liberation of Korea from Japanese colonial rule in 1945. The three chapters in question are the North Korean reunification programme, as laid out ...

3D World Festival - part I, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

3D World Festival - part I

A travel blog entry by arodin

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Az LG óriási 3D-s televízióit és kivetítőit 2 napon keresztül csodálhatja meg a közönség a Lotte World közepén. Mindkét este lesz egy minikoncert is híres koreai sztárcsapattal - ma jön a SISTAR! __________________ The 3D World ...

Buddha's birthday..., Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Buddha's birthday...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... departs... In Japan, people literally become depressed when the cherry blossom begins to fall from the trees, but thankfully in Korea there is another colourful display that follows shortly after. The lead up to Buddha's birthday is marked by thousands ...

Workin' For The Man, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Workin' For The Man

A travel blog entry by kevinbwinebold

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Well, it's official. I have a job. Don't break out the champaign. It's nothing to celebrate over, since that's why I'm in Korea to being with. But, if you've been following along, this does come as quite a surprise. I've been getting paid since ...

Plane Ride Confessional, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Plane Ride Confessional

A travel blog entry by arikandcharis

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Our final days of the trip we spent enjoying the food of Kuala Lumpur, topping up our bags with knock off t-shirts and trinkets, and preparing mentally for returning home.  The final leg of the trip started with a walk through China Town, bags ...

Kórházlátogatás / White Day visit, Sokcho, Korea Rep. travel blog

Kórházlátogatás / White Day visit

A travel blog entry by arodin

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Egy kedves koreai ismerősöm a télutó okozta jeges úton totálkárosra törte az autóját, szerencsére ő maga nem sérült meg súlyosan. A kórházi látogatásomnak nagyon örült, sőt még egy kis White Day ...

Chuseok Holiday, Gangwondo, Korea Rep. travel blog

Chuseok Holiday

A travel blog entry by rretzler

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... up to one peak, down, and then up to another. I think I came down too fast again.  So this about sums it up.  Sounds dangerous at times but it really wasn't.  Korea is a very safe place.  I trust Koreans 90% of the ...

Snake encounter..., Busan, Korea Rep. travel blog

Snake encounter...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... because she failed to sweet talk us into accepting. Anyway, with my weekends now free, I was able to resume my exploration of Korea - afterall, I only have a few months left, and I don't plan on returning anytime soon. The weather forecast was great, so I ...

The Lone Stranger, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

The Lone Stranger

A travel blog entry by vagabonder

Absent the sporadic sight of a westerner here and there, I am the lone stranger in town. The hostel continues to be pleasant.I am watching Patch Adams, with Robin Williams, as I generate this entry. I just returned from dinner with Chang. We went out to ...

Only For Map.. nothing here., Daejeon, Korea Rep. travel blog

Only For Map.. nothing here.

A travel blog entry by senemo

Because of my unorganizational skills, I have no specific entry here... this is just for my ...

Kimchi, Seoul, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Kimchi, Seoul

A travel blog entry by shenanigans

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Most of our travelling to date on the trip has been over land. We opted for a flight to South Korea to save money. Incheon airport is a class act and lives up to it's numerous awards. It even has a cinema to boot. We get to our hostel with ease (Kimchee) ...

Daegu, Daegu, Korea Rep. travel blog

Daegu

A travel blog entry by taransay

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... western food. Its amazing how good i feel after eating korean food. I stink to death, but i'm so light and everything!! In korea they don't have ovens. Anywhere. Everything is fried or....boiled i guess. Anyways, so we got a taxi back to our flat ...

Pyongyang, October 10, 2008, Friday, Pyongyang, Korea Dem Peoples Rep travel blog

Pyongyang, October 10, 2008, Friday

A travel blog entry by the_wayfarer

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... around seventy thousand, it was said to have taken in as many as one hundred thousand on occasions. Whether Pyongyang and North Korea really needed two behemoths like that back-to-back was, of course, another question. But such questions aside, they were ...

The DMZ, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

The DMZ

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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On a long weekend in Seoul I went up to the DMZ between North and South Korea. I also spent some time at the Seoul Palace in downtown Seoul. I got to see the changing of the guards and then wandered around the grounds to see what there was to ...

It's getting interesting..., Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

It's getting interesting...

A travel blog entry by kevinbwinebold

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... .  So I had a remarkable day.  I started out at Deoksugung Palace.  It was the first Renaissance-style building in Korea, the home of King Gojong.  Whatever.  It was beautiful, though, and they have a wonderful re-enactment of the ...

a slice of home?, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

a slice of home?

A travel blog entry by brettelmer

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... I know where to go.   Itaewon also contains, I can say with a fair degree of confidence, perhaps the only mosque in Korea. Sitting atop a hill, it affords impressive views of the Han River and city below. The mosque itself  is small, but well ...

DMZ (demilitarized zone), Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

DMZ (demilitarized zone)

A travel blog entry by asiantravelbugs

... and forced labour camps and it sadens me to think about what life must be like up there... 25 million people in North Korea... (apparently few animals, plants as they are starving and eating them) The threat of a heated war is real here... and when ...

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