The Palaces of Seoul: Deoksugung

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Just so you can position yourself better, Deoksugung Palace is a short walk away from City Hall station in downtown Seoul. A few facts Deoksugung is a walled compound of palaces where members of the Korean royalty resided until the … Continued

First Steps in Seoul

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As I mentioned in an earlier post, my next stop was Seoul, the capital of South Korea. At this point, I had been on the road for 3 months and had figured I would need a change of pace. This … Continued

Some Apprehensions about South Korea

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I would lie if I pretended I had no apprehensions about South Korea. First, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. In my research, it seems I came across too many reports of racism experienced by foreigners. As I was … Continued

Change Log

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2014-10-08 – Pictures were added to the post Our Stay at a Ryokkan and Traveling by Night.Pictures were added to the post Oh deers…2014-09-26 – The post Exciting News – A Round the World Trip was renamed to a simpler Kickoff. Small changes … Continued

End of Journey

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This is just a small message to let you know that I have returned home after months on the road and after exploring a total of 20 countries. Of course, my travels did not end in Japan, my loyal pair … Continued

Time to Say Goodbye

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After a lovely visit of Japan with Jason, it was time to part way yet again. He was heading on to Canada on a rather long flight and I was moving on to South Korea. There were quite a few … Continued

Word of the Day – Love Lock

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Lock left on bridges, fences and all sorts of structures – actually, it seems any structures will do. The lock bears the initials of the lovers and once they have thrown away the key,  their love should have become unbreakable. … Continued

Floating Gardens of Osaka

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When dearest J suggested we go see the Floating Garden Observatory in Osaka, he hadn’t realized these “gardens” were located at the very top of the Umeda Sky Building. At about a whooping 50th floor, it proved to be a … Continued

Oh deers…

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Feeding the deers at Nara Park has become a traveler’s favorite, with crackers easily purchased on the side of the street. Funny note, if you bow to a deer, the deer will most likely bow back to you. Well, they … Continued

Gion, Kyoto’s Geisha District

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The Gion district of Kyoto, a.k.a. the geisha district, is where you have the most chances to see a real geisha – a disappearing cultural phenomenon in Japan. Even if your chances of seeing one in the flesh here are … Continued

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