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Aug 2, 2019 - Travel day back to South Korea

Today is a travel day back to South Korea. We slept in late and went down to the breakfast buffet about 8:15. We then returned to the room to finish packing and wait for our transfer to the airport at 10:45. We actually left 10:35 for what Yus said would be an hour ride. He asked us about our impression of his country and we said that it modern in many places, yet still holds onto its history. He said they are a young country, and indeed they are, but the people and the history date back centuries. We also said we enjoyed experiencing the...

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Jul 15, 2019 - Busan

Today is an 8:00 departure, and breakfast began at 6:30. The breakfast buffet had a nice surprise for Jean. Waffles! She tried a quarter section, but it was not very good. It wasn't light and fluffy. Too bad. The buffet had scrambled eggs and for my meat, I tried the roasted chicken cut into cubes. It was so yummy that I went back for seconds. We left our room at 7:40 to go up to the 20th floor to check out and meet Mr. Hong. We were on the road before 8:00 but ran into Monday morning traffic on the bridge over to our first stop. Busan is...

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Jul 12, 2019 - Korean Folk Village

Today we had an afternoon tour scheduled to a Folk Village, and the morning was on our own. We chose to do a laundry morning. Exciting isn't it? On the way to breakfast we stopped on the second floor at the guest laundry. They have two washers & two dryers. Neither was being used, so one for whites and one for darks for 40 minutes. We then went to breakfast. After breakfast we switched the loads over to the dryers for 40 minutes. We then read, Jean went down to the lobby to use the computer to check her email. After the clothes were done...

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Jul 11, 2019 - Full day Seoul tour

Neither one of us slept well last night, hopefully we will do better tonight. We went down to breakfast about 7:00. No pancake or waffle machine - we are not in America anymore. Breakfast included the usual breads and croissants, yogurt, fruit, and cereal. The hot buffet included hard boiled egg, sausage, kimchi, stir fried cabbage, cooked mushrooms, tater tots, plus other items like three different soups. We were picked-up at 8:50 to go to the gathering place for our all-day tour with VIP Travel. We disembarked and were given ear pieces...

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Jul 9, 2019 - Travel Day to Seoul

Today's journal covers two days - Tuesday, July 9 & Wednesday, July 10. I got up early, 4:00 am, today. I worked on Monday's blog, downloaded the pictures and by then, Jean was up at 6:00. We went down to breakfast for the hot/cold included buffet. Jean was happy because they had the waffle machine. We returned to the room to relax and finish packing. At 8:30 we checked out and headed down the road to a Shell station ($3.59 paying cash, $3.65 on credit card). Then down the road we returned our Hertz rental and hopped the bus for the...

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Apr 11, 2019 - Homeward

The trip from Fukuoka to Virginia Beach is a long one; total of about 30 hours via Seoul, South Korea and Atlanta. The trip has been excellent; great guides, good travel companions and mostly good weather. Our timing was perfect as we saw beautiful cherry blossoms in bloom at almost every stop. We even got a little snow in the mountains north of Tokyo. The population density of Japan is ten times the USA (873/sq.mi. vs 85/sq. mi.) so everything in Japan feels crowded with people except for most remote farmlands. As a result the culture is...

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Nov 19, 2017 - Brisbane to Fukuoka

Brisbane to Fukuoka(Tenjin) Sun 19th Brisbane 24.1°C, rainy. Fukuoka 7.8°C, cloudy. Planned to leave home at 5:00am for early check-in at 5:25, taxi created a panic by coming 15min early. Good timing though, breezed through check-in, we were the third group in line as KAL opened the counters. Flight to Seoul was good, Korean Air are efficient, comfortable, reliable. Good entertainment system on the A330. 10hr flight, brunch (choice of three), French wine, real cutlery. Dinner (choice of 3), snacks and drinks served between meals, all this...

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Oct 15, 2017 - Scenes from Seoul

We spent a morning at Yonsei University on a wonderful tour given by Fred's cousins Peter. We learned a lot of the family's fascinating history since their great-grandfather came to Korea and founded the university. Since then their grandparents, uncles and aunts have served as missionaries, their great-aunt was the queen's physician and another aunt who founded an orphanage among many other things was murdered by a North Korean terrorist. We took the subway to visit several parts of Seoul, including the Night Market and were treated to the...

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Oct 10, 2016 - Seoul, Korea stop...airport security line

In the line to go through security we met the Thailand Women's Ice Hockey team! See photo...I told them I'd recruit fans, so anyone out there who doesn't support a team I encourage you to follow these gals, ha! They were just returning from a tournament in MX city, of all places! They said the MX women were really good-practice in US and some are professionals...

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India One More Time

Jun 27, 2016 - WOOFing No. 7, Ingilsen, Korea

Our final WOOFing venture in Korea has been on a chicken farm south east of Seoul. We travelled by Metro for an hour to reach Ungilsen station. Byung Su and Eun Ha have about 4,500 laying hens plus about 1,000 month old chicks. They are kept in greenhouses covered with black net which have been made into chicken houses. Apparently it is difficult to get a building permit to construct a chicken house, but permits are not required for greenhouses. Our main job was to collect the 2,000 - 3,000 eggs each day. We did a morning pick up and then...

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Jun 23, 2016 - Trip to South Korea

For about a year, I had been planning this trip to South Korea to attend Rotary's annual international convention in Seoul when the earthquake struck in Ecuador last April 16. I really enjoy the conventions in a different great city each year joining with Rotarians from all over the world where we share ideas about projects across the spectrum of service to humanity and enjoy each other's company in a spirit of world brotherhood and sisterhood. One always makes new friends and renews ties with others in an atmosphere where several languages...

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Going Down the Road

Jun 16, 2016 - DMZ visit

We did a day trip to the Demilitarized Zone only about an hour north of Seoul. If, like me, your history is a bit shakey, read on. Otherwise skip it! Japan had occupied Korea since 1910 and there are graphic accounts and photos that we saw in the Mokpo museum of the terrible life Koreans had under Japanese rule. When Japan surrendered in 1945 at the end of Pacific War, Korea was divided at the 38th parallel line when the US and the Soviet Union moved into the Korean Peninsula. The division line was intended to be a temporary political...

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