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Jan 12, 2011 - Busan

Busan is a cool city - lots happening, beautiful surroundings, and wacky motels with pictures of fairytale castles on the ceiling, underfloor heating and a steam shower for the price of a hostel!! The Ferry from Japan was great - includes a Japanese Hot Bath and Karaoke booths!! Pot noodle and beer all the way over...

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Sep 29, 2010 - Busan

***Quick Note*** I added the pictures for the last day of Jeju, on the previous post. Check 'em out! Ken's journal entry for Busan- Dear diary, next time you go to the fish market, don't wear flip flops. Walking through stagnate, fish water isn't very cool. My feet smell like rotting carp... Hello again all, Cyndi and I would like to apologize for the delay in new material. We are constantly busy throughout the day with stops and don't get to update till night time. So after a 25 minute flight to the mainland, we suddenly found ourselves in...

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Bald and Beautiful

Jun 15, 2010 - About Korea from Indonesia

I arrived in Jakarta last night and made my way to Jalan Jaksa area where all the foreign tourists go to say and hand out in central Jakarta. So far everything has gone smooth. I was the first to arrive from our group. Two more come in today a bunch on the 17th and a few on the 18th. But more about that later. I have some notes about Korea for this entry and the next one then I will start posting on Indonesia. I hope to add some photos when I find wireless access but only a few pics because of slower internet thus far in Indoneisa....

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Jun 13, 2010 - To Gyeongju

On Friday, Nelson suggested we head north to Gyeongju (a city of 266,000 and contains several UNESCO World Heritage sites) about 2 hours from Busan via bus and train. Gyeongju is known as the museum without walls because it contains more tombs, temples, rock carvings, pagodas, Buddhist statuary and ruins of palaces, pleasure gardens, and castles than any other place in South Korea. In 57 BC, Gyeongju became the capital of the Shilla dynasty and remained so for 1000 years and was the capital of the whole peninsula. The cities population...

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Barbee Travels

Jun 11, 2010 - Arrived in Korea

I arrived in Busan, Korea on the southeast coast after 28 hours of continuous travel in in a mental haze. After leaving the GJ airport at 0620 on the morning of June 8, I arrived in Busan at 11PM on June the 9th. I was able to sleep may a hour or two in total. Needless to say I was really tired and very glad when I Nelson met me at the train station to know that sleep would come shortly. The following day after sleeping in we went for a walk around where he lives. I was surprised to learn that Busan had a population of over 3.5 million. ...

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Barbee Travels

Jul 25, 2009 - Leading up to Summer Vacation...

July 25, 2009 Well, it has been quite some time since my last update so for that I do apologize. To my defense life has been quite, ummm, boring lately so not much to write about. As you can see the most exciting part of my year so far in Cheongju is about to occur with summer vacation. We finished school on Thursday and will have a little over 5 weeks off before the second semester starts. They tell me that the second semester just flies by. With all of the activities and a little less than 4 months of school (not to mention some holidays...

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Korean Adventure

Jun 10, 2009 - Busan, S. Korea

What an experience! Busan, S. Korea is the 2nd largest city in S. Korea. From what I have seen so far it is clean. I could not believe it, they have tolls here!! The first toll cost 400 won and the second one was 800 won, the equivelent of about 4 and 8 cents. Even better, they have a big dig here! Except theirs is clean, Busan's big dig is 3 times the size as the one in Boston, and their ceiling tiles are not falling from the ceiling and leaking water either. I arrived in Busan at 8:35 PM, I had exactly 1 1/2 hours to get from the Pusan...

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Nov 30, 2008 - daily life

What you see here is the traditional 'han' market place, which is where we purchase all of our fruits and veggies and fish heads that we'll be needing during the week. Interacting with the various characters at the market is by-far one of my favorite aspects of Korea. Next, we have a few shots from the lovely, yet ever so strange belly dancing performance. We traveled all the way over to Busan to cheer on Jessica in her glorious debue. Belly dancing is apparently a very popular dance form in korea. Thinking about it... OF COURSE Korea...

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Korea Sparkles

Jul 9, 2008 - Pusan

En Pusan el clima estaba bastante mas soportable, felizmente. Es un puerto grande sin mucho de especial. Tiene un banho publico/sauna muy bueno, gigante, con todo tipo de banhos (sauna, banho de sales, un chorro de agua fuerte que te cae desde 5 metros arriba, piscina, banhos frios, etc.). Aca me encontre con Loic, el frances de Gyeongju.

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Oct 29, 2006 - First day in Busan

Ch'ak-ham nal from Busan, Had a late morning, did not wake uptil 10 oclock. We had a traditional English brekky of home cured 'Parkevich' bacon, eggs with toast (had not had toast for 6 weeks) and a cuppa - beautiful. Anitia and I went down to the local shop. Each high-rise housing estate has it's own shops to service the hundreds of families in it. Each apartment block has at least 29 floors with the upper ones having 3 or 4 units per floor and the others with 5 per floor multiplied by 3-5 per family and you have a lot of people in one...

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Feb 23, 2006 - 1:15 pm -- Pusan, S. Korea - Gyeong-ju

Wow, what a difference from Japan to S. Korea. Maybe it is where I am at now, but probably not. The two biggest things that stand out after my arrival at airport and walk around town: Korea is poorer and dirtier. I took the bus out of the airport and rode about an hour and a half; it was a nice ride. The traffic was bad, but at least they drive on the right side!! The airport I came into is in southern South Korea. It was my intention when I set up the trip to see all of Korea, it's south and it's north (of only S. Korea though, can't cross...

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Jan 3, 2006 - Korean Bullet Train

We spent the second (of January) sightseeing in Seoul. Got up in the morning and went to the wholesale fish market. Got some fresh fish and took it to one of the side cafes where they cooked it for our breakfast. Later we took a spa course. After getting heated up in the sauna, we soaked in some hot tubs and headed for the tables to get a scrub and massage. After getting worn out, we took the "cable car" (suspended tram) up to get a view from Seoul Tower. On the third, we jumped on the KTX (Korea Train Express) which is the Korean version...

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