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Vacation

거제 Geoje

28 Mar 2010, 거재도 Geoje-do is an island on the south coast of Korea, directly south of Masan and east of Tongyeong. The island may be famous for its coastline, but for just this afternoon I explore the city.

단양 Danyang

21 Mar 2010 , In 단양 Danyang there are two attractions: a bamboo forest and the 고수둥굴 Gosu Caves.

충주 Chungju

20 Mar 2010, I wander up to 충주 Chungju in the center of Korea to see a little slice of Korea I had not yet seen.

양산 Yangsan

13 Mar 2010, I have come to 양산 Yangsan, a suburb of Busan, for an afternoon walk.

Sweet Home Alabama

I love the South and Alabama in particular.  You get the "yes sir" and "yes ma'am" in the south.  People wave to you when you're driving by.  Folks will hold the door open for you.  Smoke actually comes out of the exhaust stacks of barbecue restaurants in the south.  What kind of real barbecue place doesn't have smoke coming out of its stack?  The kind without barbecue pits, that's what kind.  I digress.  Only in the south can you get SEC football, large mouth bass, Golden Flake potato chips, Blue Bell ice cream, black eyed peas, sweet tea and multiple American Idol winners.  Okay, so maybe you can get some of these things outside of the south, but it just ain't the same if you're not enjoying those things with company that boasts a friendly drawl or southern twang - especially company of the female persuasion with a sweet, syrupy southern accent.  I'm a very lucky man to have married my southern belle.  Yeah, Carol's drawl is pretty much gone but all it takes is that weekly phone call

원주 Wonju

27 Feb 2010, To start my long weekend, I take a bus to 원주 Wonju in northern South Korea and enjoy a quiet meandering walk around the city.

통영 Tongyeong

20 Feb 2010, I spend a night on 소매물도 Somaemul-do, a small island in the Korean Strait. There, I attempt to taste the local cuisine and go hiking to see the beautiful Korean coast.

서귀포 Seogwipo

13 Feb 2010, To celebrate 설날 Seonnal, the Lunar New Year, I fly down to the popular tourist destination of Jeju (or "Jujudo" to the silly Koreans).

제주 Jeju

14 Feb 2010, It's the Lunar New Year and I'm on 제주도 Jeju. I go hiking up 한라산 Hallasan in the snow.

Urban Masan

7 Feb 2010, I go for a little walk in central Masan near 문신미술관 Munsin Art Gallery.

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