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Osaka January 2011

Recently I spoiled myself and paid for a pro flickr account so that I can take full advantage of the service. I take a lot of photos and I’m always looking for somewhere to put them, and with the limit flickr has on 200 hundred photos, it kind of forces you into paying eventually, that is if you don’t know another service that’s free (please don’t suggest one in the comments section until at least a year from now).

With this, I’ve began to go through my various folders of photographs which I never got around to organising and sifting through. These are photos I’d always meant to go through, but for whatever reason they got the old reliable and famed long-fingered treatment that is my modus operandi.


Ancient Cities: Uxmal

In folklore El Adivino (the Magician’s Pyramid) in Uxmal was built in one night by a
dwarf who hatched from an iguana’s egg. The story goes that the King learnt from a
premonition that his kingdom would fall to a little person.
Not wishing to relinquish his throne he sentenced the dwarf to death. The dwarf’s mother
hearing this, pleaded with the king until he showed leniency and gave the dwarf three
near impossible tasks to spare his life.

One of the three was to build the pyramid in a single night.


Best way to enjoy a 10-hour layover in Seoul

 

This is what my "crazy" sister made for my sister-in-law who is laying over in Seoul, Korea for 10 hours. My sister-in-law decided to go with the option 2 and she thoroughly enjoyed lay over in South Korea!

Two Options Recommended

1) If you are tired, stay in the airport. You can still have fun.
2) If you want to go out and experience both local and tourist areas + local shopping, take the option 2.

Option 1: If you are tired, stay in the airport

1. Spa on Air
Since you are tired from the flight, you can first rest at Spa on Air (B1, East side) It costs 15000 won (about $15) and extra 10,000 won ($10) for private sleeping room.
http://www.airport.kr/airport/facility/efalicityOpen.iia?carId=39
 

 


Whatever Happened to Snow Castle?


Through my Twitter Lens~ February

As I explore and play around Seoul, I like to share what’s going on through Caviar Creme’s Twitter. In case you have missed it, here is Seoul through my lens~

At Veggie Holic for some delicious vegan treats!

Korean ski resort Phoenix Park~ small but fun!


In Thailand…

I have just returned from a splendid eleven day holiday in the Thailand. Whether or not I deserved it at the time is neither here nor there, I certainly feel like I deserved it now. Which is what’s important, right?

So holidays, there a pain in the tender spots for those among us who plan on being productive on them. I’m always making a mess of things by bringing too many books to read and too many aspirations for writing a few hundred thousand words, or something like that… It’s not that I don’t enjoy not doing anything, but holidays for some reason really don’t bring out the best in me in terms of being productive. Miserably cold winters are much more suitable. In fact, I believe that misery (not abject, but mild doses of the extreme first world problem variety) brings out the best in ones creativity.


e-FM Week 36: Love Hotels, Sex and Adultery (Banned)

The english waves come inAbout 'Open Mike in Busan'

Introduction

It took 36 weeks, but I finally had a script refused for broadcast. When I started doing my weekly segment with Busan e-FM, it was with the agreement that I could be honest about my experiences in Korea, but the question is, does Korea want to be honest about itself?


Free shuttle bus service between Seoul and Busan for international tourists

 

From: http://english.busan.go.kr/

Busan City has announced a new shuttle bus service that will offer free trips between Seoul and Busan as part of an initiative to boost tourism.

The service, scheduled to start in March, is being offered by the city and the Visit Korea Committee.


The Institution of Bap

Food in Korea is a national obsession. I used to think when I first came to Korea that all people talked about was money, until I learned some of the language that is. Then I realised that a lot of the time when people were talking about money they were discssing how much a particular dish or food cost. Food and eating has even gone to the point where ‘did you have lunch?’ is a greeting. Korea is one of the few places in the world where there will be a television in the restaurant where there will be a television programme on about food from a different restaurant.

Last year I sat in a restaurant in Gangeung with Herself’s family. I was sitting across from my mother-in-law and Herself’s aunt, and throughout the meal both women went through the menu on the wall discussing how each ingredient in each dish could be made to taste more delicious and how you could prepare it to taste better.


63

Here’s  a new video I recorded and edited using my iPhone4 and the ReelDirector app.

I recorded this back in January when myself, Herself and her thirteen year old cousin all went to the 63 Building in Seoul. I’d never been and if wasn’t for the Picasso exhibition in the gallery on the top floor I don’t think I would have bothered going up. As you can see, it was absolutely freezing outside. In fact, I’m not even sure why there are people outside, let alone taking a tour boat down the frozen Han River


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