Monthly Archives: December 2010

Odusan Observatory, Karaoke, Seoul Nightlife and North Korea

The next best thing to the Pamunjeom DMZ tour is the Odusan reunification observatory, where one can check out various exhibits that give a glimpse of life in the DPRK, and stare through high powered binoculars at the literally lifeless border towns in the North. Continue reading

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Busan, Gyeongju, A Japanese Racist and a Budhhist Monk

There we were, at the gates of the Golgulsa Temple just outside Gyeongju in South Korea. A fat laughing Buddha faced us as we entered the temple. To this day, I’m not quite sure whether he was mocking or welcoming us. Continue reading

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Incheon And Suwon: Stingrays, Hyundais and Historical Farts

Day trips from Seoul to the nearby towns of Incheon and Suwon. Continue reading

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