Blogs from South Korea, Asia - page 14


Asia » South Korea » Jeollanam-do August 15th 2014

15th Aug: We left late the night before from Nambu Bus Terminal in Seoul at 11:30 pm. We were on one of the posh buses only three seats in a row and we were in the first row, so we had loads of leg room to dump our stuff in. The traffic was good, an we arrived in Tongyeong very early, around 3:30 am. We had a lot of time to kill, as we weren't catching the ferry until 7:30. The bus terminal was pretty tiny and ghetto. It was pissing down with rain, so we sought refuge in the only place that was open a 24 hour McDonald's. We all ordered a meal, I had a 1955 burger, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. We managed to stay there until about ... read more
Our Pension

Asia » South Korea » Seoul August 11th 2014

When traveling abroad never leave home without these things: a cellphone, a watch, a few books, a pen, teddy gram snackpacks, a waterbottle, all your information and contact numbers, Imodium, advil, your credit card and Monopoly Deal. These are the absolute essentials. Even if you don’t think you would need them, when the time comes and you find yourself in an unanticipated situation, you will wish you brought them. Of this list, we had forgotten many of course. The next 14 hours consisted of many rounds of Monopoly Deal, 4 movies and a few hours of restless sleep, pretty uneventful stuff. We stepped off the plane and after waiting in more lines we headed to the baggage claim are to grab our luggage. We stood around with our backs to the wall scouring for a pay ... read more

Asia » South Korea » Seoul August 11th 2014

It felt good to be back. I was actually more nervous than I remember for this trip. Four countries in under four weeks! Most recently in 2010 and 2012, I had chaperoned 11 kids twice in one country and had jumped over to the Caribbean (Cabo, D.R, and Bahamas) for a week here and there, but it had been awhile since I had dusted of the proverbial backpack (I have upgraded to a suitcase on smart!) and been a traveler. And really, most of the trip was planned out and not just by me. I was only in charge of one country, Cambodia. Anne gave me advice about South Korea, Dipendra and Emily were covering Nepal, and Matt had mapped out Thailand, so there really was no need for concern. But I guess the case ... read more
Temples and Traffic
Endless ice cream
Traditional Korean home stay

Asia » South Korea » Seoul August 11th 2014

Things about Korea that I loved: McDonalds has delivery All the women have a great sense of style and always look like they are ready for the catwalk (which made me superbly self-conscious in my frumpy sweats and messy hair) Food and motels are cheap Everyone we had talked to was nice and very helpful I did not see one overweight person (though it seemed everyone smokes) Although grateful to see a bit of Seoul, 3 days is certainly not enough time, especially with all the restrictions we had to face. The Philippines is a hot country, we packed everything we needed for 30°C weather, but nothing for South Korean weather – snow. Shorts and tank tops are hardly suitable for below freezing temperatures so we did what we could, layered on our shirts and sweaters, ... read more

Asia » South Korea » Gyeonggi-do » Suji-gu August 9th 2014

Back by popular demand… And the fact that I have been completely neglectful on this for a better part of a year. Anyhow, where do I begin? Haha. Since last November (my last post) life has been pretty usual for me here in Korea. I am finishing up my second year in at my current school and I’m going to a new school on September 1st. My current school has been pretty good but it’s time to move on. I will be going to a school based on the Montessori principles. I am very excited for my new opportunity. Very excited. With this new job I am moving about 30 minutes closer to Seoul, I’ll have a bigger and better apartment, and I will once again live right next to the subway. I did just get ... read more
Fierce Competitors!
This is awesome!

Asia » South Korea August 9th 2014

After my time immersed in Japanese culture, enjoying a deep appreciation of simple beauties, I arrived in Busan, South Korea to be overwhelmed by the powerful energy and optimism that drives the Korean culture. From a Buddhist TempleStay at Busan's Beomeosa to the ancient cultures and traditional villages around Gyeongju, Andon and Suwon, to the thriving and striving of Seoul, it was a powerful and energetic experience!... read more

Asia » South Korea » Seoul » Gangnam August 6th 2014

arrives ce matin a 8h45 á Seoul Pris en charge par Koreaexpo 2014 pour le tranfert a l hotel IBIS voila notre journee en photos vue de l hotel 11 etage repas du midi visite de la ville et d un grand magasin... read more

Asia » South Korea » Seoul July 28th 2014

On the top in the mountain of Seoul i saw that everybody writed something on the metal wall.. After i decide also to write a something.. It was a message to all people in Korea... read more

Asia » South Korea » Seoul July 28th 2014

Here I felt i was in a prison they give me the same t shirt what everyone wore. And you could not go outside if you went outside you had to pay again. Different experience ..... read more

Asia » South Korea July 21st 2014

Yaklaşık 3 saat süren bir yolculuktan sonra ilk durağımız Jecheon’daki “사과나무집” (Elma Ağacı Restorantı) adı verilen bir restorant oldu. Mantarlı sebzeli tofu yemeğiyle meşhur olan küçük ama bu sevimli restorantta belkide en lezzetli tofu yemeğini yedim. Buradaki ilk görevimiz restorantın tanıtımını yapmak ve yediğimiz yemeğin resmini çekip facebook a yüklemekti. Yemeğimizi yiyip enerjimizi depoladıktan sonra Cheongpungho bölgesindeki tek raylı demiryolundaki vagonlara binip Bibong dağının en yüksek zirvesine çıktık. Vagon yolculuğumuz yaklaşık 30-40 dk kadar sürdü. Çıkarken doğayla iç içeydik ve temiz havasıyla bol oksijen aldık. Bibong dağının zirvesi Jecheon bölgesinin en turistik alanlarından biri. Zirveye çıkıldığında aşağıdaki manzara ile bol fotoğraf çekilebilecek bir yer. Ayrıca burada p... read more

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