Category Archives: Overview

What My Trip to South Korea and This Blog Means to Me

Most people are surprised were surprised when they heard that I want to spend over two months in South Korea, and now most people are surprised that I did spend over two months in South Korea. Of course, I only … Continue reading

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Seoul, The Nerve Center of South Korea

I forgot from which museum in South Korea I learned this fact – possibly the April 3rd Peace Park. An American general established the 38th parallel at the dividing line between the section of Korea to be disarmed by the … Continue reading

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Motelling in South Korea

Throughout South Korea, it’s generally easy to find motels in towns near tourist attractions and/or with a population over 20,000. This includes the ‘love motels’, which cater to people who want to have sex privately (due to the density of … Continue reading

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Trains and Intercity Transit in South Korea, Part 2

The one heavily used interregional passenger rail line in South Korea is the line running from Seoul to Busan. Not only does it go from Seoul/Incheon to Busan, it also stops in Daejeon and Daegu, which means a single train … Continue reading

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Trains and Intercity Transit in South Korea, Part 1

I like train travel. When I was living in Taiwan, trains were my primary means of travel between cities, mainly because I lived near a station where all TRA trains, including express trains, stopped, but I wasn’t near any bus … Continue reading

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My Life in Gwangju

Visiting the kimchi festival inspired me to make kimchi, for the first time in over three years. After all, who says you can’t make kimchi on the go? In Gwangju, I was staying at the Namdo Hostel, an as soon … Continue reading

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How to Name the “Korean War”

In this blog, I tend to refer to the Korean War as “June 25th War (a.k.a. the Korean War)”. I do have to put the “a.k.a. the Korean War”, because that is by far the most common name for this … Continue reading

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