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South Korea

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Art and Seoul

Saturday, 20 Apr 2024 | Views [89]

A RAINY SATURDAY SEEMED LIKE THE PERFECT time to visit an art museum and the Leeum Samsung seemed like the perfect museum. Finding it required some new metro navigation and a bit of luck at the end of the line but everything worked out fine. The museum ... Read more >


The DMZ

Thursday, 18 Apr 2024 | Views [91]

SINCE A VISA FOR NORTH KOREA IS OUT of the question, I would have to settle for a peek into North Korea across the the D e m ilitarized Z one. Connie, who had already visited to the DMZ as part of a 1998 official military mission, came along for the ... Read more >


Gyeongbobgung Palace and Bukchon Hanok Village

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024 | Views [108]

IT  WAS RAINING MONDAY WHEN WE LEFT DAEGU. Through the rain-streaked windows of our “bullet” train forested hillsides alternated with towering apartment blocks as we chugged through unknown cities on our way to Seoul. It was still raining ... Read more >


Photos: Seoul Searching

Monday, 15 Apr 2024 | Photo Gallery


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The Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks of Haeinsa Temple

Saturday, 13 Apr 2024 | Views [157]

SELECTING A HOTEL IN A FOREIGN CITY, especially an Asian city, is a crap-shoot—even with Booking.com. We were lucky with Hotel Palace in Gyeongju and we really hit the Jackpot here in Daegu. Not only did we get a great rate, Rivertain Hotel comes ... Read more >


Bulguksa Temple Complex

Thursday, 11 Apr 2024 | Views [133]

FOREWARNED ABOUT THE “IFFY” BUS SCHEDULE, we opted for a taxi for Bulguksa Temple Complex. It’s only about 20 kilometers from our hotel but I refilled my billfold with won anyway. I can’t speak for Buddha but Confucius say “... Read more >


Photos: Gyeongju and Daegu

Tuesday, 9 Apr 2024 | Photo Gallery


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Yangdong Historic Village World Heritage Site

Tuesday, 9 Apr 2024 | Views [83]

IT WOULD HAVE BEEN CHEAPER TO TAKE the Busan Metro to the Sasang Bus Station but a taxi was less hassle. Besides, we are millionaires in Korea! Surprisingly few Koreans feel comfortable speaking English and we’re still struggling with gamsahabnida ... Read more >


Photos: Busan

Monday, 8 Apr 2024 | Photo Gallery


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Around Busan

Monday, 8 Apr 2024 | Views [88]

WE ARE USING BUSAN, KOREA’S SECOND-LARGEST CITY, to get acclimated to the country before working our way to Seoul. Which may be more difficult than we thought. The first thing we noticed was the weather—morning temperatures in the 40s, not ... Read more >


Good Bye, Vietnam!

Sunday, 7 Apr 2024 | Views [94]

WE FEW, WE HAPPY FEW, WE BAND OF BIRDERS. In a little over three weeks bouncing over several thousand kilometers of Vietnam, we’ve seen more than 350 species of birds—over 200 Lifers for Dave and Noreen and 125 new species for us. We have ... Read more >

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