Monthly Archives: May 2010

Home after three weeks on the road

Taiwan was warm and humid so it was a bit of a shock to return to Portland last week after about three weeks on the road. I was too busy to blog in Taiwan but following my arrival there from … Continue reading

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Sawara City tour and Tokyo stroll

After landing at Narita on Sunday May 9 afternoon I took a side trip to Sawara before heading into Tokyo later that evening. Usually I arrive on flights from Portland that land too late in the day for a side … Continue reading

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Seoul Friday – Saturday

Sunny Seoul was great for shopping, strolling, sightseeing, and sampling. We walked back streets, found cafes and restaurants, checked out the 63 Building and the SkyArt Gallery, the Yongsan Electronics Market, Dongdaemun Market, Gwangjang Market, and Cheongyechong stream walkway. We are … Continue reading

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Left wonderful Jejudo Island for Seoul

We left wonderful Jejudo Island for Seoul today returning to Fraser Place and an evening of shopping at Namdaemun Market and dinner at Jeil Naenmyeon in the Bukchang-dong area. We feasted on Kalbi beef and other specialities of the house. … Continue reading

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Sanbangul Temple and the Dragon Head Promontory Yeongmeori

We took a taxi to a great place about 20 minutes from our hotel this morning. Our destitnation was the Sanbangul Temple at the base of Sangban Mountain, a basalt formation rising 395 meters from the seashore. The temple was … Continue reading

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Tuesday hike and hanging out at the beach

Went hiking this Tuesday May 3 morning to see Cheonjeyeon waterfalls where Korean legend says that water nymphs play in the pools below the falls. It only took about 20 minutes to walk from the Hyatt to the park entrance and … Continue reading

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Monday May 3 Blog late

Landed at Jeju Airport at 4pm and caught the airport bus limo to the south side of the island where our Korean style hotel room was waiting for us at the Hyatt but no time to blog since it was … Continue reading

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