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Asia » South Korea » Incheon September 12th 2005

Hello All The Hyatt ..... well not quite what we expected but we are willing to keep an open mind ;) With accomodation included in our flight to Vancouver via Seoul, we had imagined a cheapo hotel to suit our recent unemployment but instead we were put up in a king size bed, dinner, breaky & lunch included in the Incheon Hyatt!!!! Very nice!!! Of course we didn't realise that our bags would be checked through to vancouver so whilst we were enjoying this luxury we had no change of clothes, bathroom stuff etc. (our BO overpowering the smell of beautiful food in the fancy hotel restaurant) pew!!! thank god for duty free stores with perfumes to try!! Anyway we are on our way to Canada Bye for now Mel & Mark ... read more

Asia » South Korea » Incheon August 28th 2005

I arrived in Seoul, South Korea after a very very long flight. I had to change planes twice and had a two hour layover both in Chicago and Tokyo. I had randomly started talking to a girl who was boarding the plane to go to Tokyo at the same time as me. I asked her if her name was Olivia because I knew that a couple was going to be on that plane with me who was going to be teaching at the same school as I. Indeed, I guessed correctly because there was only a few foreigners boarding the plane. I also saw her Canadian passport at the check in. I had them to talk to on the long layover in Tokyo. Olivia and I had a lot to talk about on the plane. ... read more

Asia » South Korea » Incheon June 14th 2005

After two years on and off of life in South Korea, interspersed with wanderings, I'm off again to do something i hope to be meaningful. During my time in the south of South Korea, i've been graced with good friends and abundant mountains to climb. For all considering Korea, i praise the mountains, the food, friends once you make them, and many incongruities. Beware of east versus west thinking conflicts, and materialism, and a rather high standard of living (though slight compared with Japan). Smog aside, Korea is where i have felt strongest and healthiest. The most beautiful place, for moi, is Geoje island, an island to the south of Busan. The most beautiful foods are any with "gochu" (hot pepper), "dooboo" (tofu), and many, many "banchan" (side-dishes, including Kimchi, the national sauerkraut). Today, June 14th, ... read more
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