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... is OK - the more the merrier. We meet our guide at a predetermined spot and find out that he was born in Busan and studied English Literature in Australia for 7 years. After our introductions, it's off to the subway for our 45 minute trip to Beomeosa Temple. So far the trip has been temple-less but, as you may know, most trips in Asia don't stay that way. It's not that seeing temples is bad, it's just on some trips we seem to overdo it. But this is ...
... the rock situation ahead of him and then climbs straight up. I don't think I will ever be at that level.
At around 5pm we reached the end of the coastal trail. We were squishing in our sneakers and you could ring water out of my underwear and shirts. Unfortunately, we still had the nice long walk home ahead of us. We saw a supermarket during the first few minutes of our walk and could not pass up a nice warm and dry place even though it was getting late. We picked up some ...
... so we took this time to get some swimming and sun in while the weather was still nice an warm. We went to Songjeong beach to see if this would be an appropriate place to camp Friday and Saturday night. When we got there we were pleasantly surprised by how quiet and quaint this little beach neighbourhood was. There were easily over a dozen coffee shops ranging from Starbucks to small "mom and pop" shops. The beach was narrow, ...
... we opted to just go ashore and take advantage of the shuttle provided by Princess Cruises and just go into the shopping area called Jagalchi Market. It is mainly an underground shopping center and then a large fish market on the bay.
We had a good day just wandering around. The fish market was fun because they have different fish plus much of their fish are still alive and swimming in small tanks. ...
... If you think going by Dragon is odd, I have a friend over in Korea called John and he goes by White Csteve; complete weirdo that one. And of course I couldn’t discuss the people without a shout out to my students, great bunch of little TD soldiers; I just hope one day they’ll get to have a day off from studying and a real childhood.
So with a tear in my eye, I will miss you Korea!
For one last time,
김용 (Kim Yong)