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Oct 9, 2005 - Pusan Korea & Nagasaki Japan

Two ports in two days doesn't give much time to update my journal, especially since the ships email is the pitts. I wrote a long letter yesterday to whoever is in charge of this section and today someone was in making it work a little better. Whether it was because of my letter or in spite of it I don't know, but anyway it is a little better today. Yesterday was Pusan Korea and it was much dirtier than Japan was my first impression. 30 million people jammed into an area about the size of Phoenix and you can see it is a little crowded. Most...

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Sep 24, 2005 - Pusan

Hello Korea. After a quick 2.5 hour ride on the hydrofoil ferry called the Beetle I disembarked at the port of Pusan. Going through immigration was quick and easy. When still on the boat I debated about declaring my Leatherman tool as a knife. I decided to err on the side of caution and included it on the customs form. I'm glad I did because I was pulled out of the line of passengers and 4 customs officers meticulously went through everything I carried. Nothing was left untouched, even the dirty laundry bag received careful examination. It...

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Sep 6, 2005 - The Korean War United Nations Cemetery in Busan

Hello friends- A few weeks back Drew and I went to the Korean War United Nations Cemetery in Busan. It is the only United Nations Cemetery in the world. It was a very special place, that has the graves of soldiers from many different countries. The Korean War was fought from 1950 to 1953. It began after several years of increasingly bloody frontier incidents along the 38th parallel, the Republic of Korea was invaded by the North Korean Peoples' Army on 25 June 1950. Despite earlier indications, the Pentagon was caught off-guard. As the...

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Nov 8, 2003 - Busan

We wanted to head down to Busan, on the south eastern tip of Korea, to catch the Korean airshow. After a four and a half hour train ride from Seoul, we arrived at the Busan train station. From there, we hopped on the subway, and headed for Haeundae Beach, a very popular summertime destination. We had made no reservations in any hostel, motel or hotel, so we walked in the direction of the beach, assuming there would be somewhere to stay. A this point, we got another taste of typical Korean hospitality. We were standing at the corner of...

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