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Korea: Daytripping around Busan

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Destinations, Korea, Travel Photo Thursday | 25 comments

Busan

New Year’s Eve saw me heading to Busan, Korea’s second-largest city and leaving the out-of-this-world blue ocean views of Goeje Island. Welcome to week 310 (1/12/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. Busan was the second destination on my new year weekend adventure with Seoul Hiking. You can find the Goeje Island post, our first destination, here.

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We left Goeje Island late in the afternoon on new year’s eve, arriving in downtown Busan about 1.5 hours later at around 5:30 pm. Off the bus, and we were immediately weaving our way through the narrow streets to get a birds-eye view of Busan’s beautiful Christmas lights.

This magnificent Christmas tree is the focal point, and we were awed as it changed colors every few minutes.

 

Busan, Korea

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13 Fun Facts about Some of Antarctica’s Most Fascinating Wildlife

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Antarctica, Destinations | 2 comments


13 Fun Facts about Some of Antarctica’s Most Fascinating Wildlife

When people are asked to think about the wildlife in Antarctica they come up with penguins and… actually, that’s about it. But here’s the thing – people who take an Antarctic cruise to visit the rugged and pristine beauty of our southern-most continent are sailing into an amazingly robust ecosystem. It has to be robust – it’s cold down there. Here are 13 fun facts about some of the critters that call the harsh but beautiful environment of Antarctica their home for at least part of the year.

Antartica

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Day Tripping on Korea’s Goeje Island

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Destinations, Korea, Travel Photogrphy | 28 comments

Goeje Island

New Year’s Eve day (2016) found me enjoying the spectacular ocean views of Goeje Island, Korea’s second largest island. Happy New Year and welcome to week 309 (1/5/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday.

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Offered through the Seoul Hiking and Nature Tour Group,  the tour left Seoul by bus around midnight on Friday, December 30th arriving at the harbor on Goeje Island some 6 hours later at around 6:00 pm. Some members of the tour opted for the sunrise hike. My bad knee kept me on the flat ground enjoying the first light of the day wandering around the peacefully quiet harbor area.

Goeje Island Tourist Map

There’s a lot to see and do on the island, and the highlight for me were the stunning views. I would love to come back in the summer time to enjoy the white sand beaches that dot the island.

 

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Dosirak Cafe: Seoul’s Best Kept Secret!

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Destinations, Food, Korea, Korea, Travel Photo Thursday | 10 comments

Dosirak Cafe

We’re at the Dosirak Cafe (sometimes spelled Doshirak) in Tongin Market this week sampling some lunchtime Korean traditional food from the Lunch Box Cafe. Welcome to week 308 (29/12/2016)  of Travel Photo Thursday and our final link-up of 2016. What happened to 2016?

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Regular readers and contributors to Travel Photo Thursday may remember that I visited Seoul’s Tongin Market on a food tour back in October. We sampled the spicy giream tteobokki and learned about the Dosirak Cafe (also known as the Lunch Box Cafe). The concept is very simple. Diners pay 5,000w (roughly five U.S. dollars) and receive an empty tray and ten gold color coins. With plate and coins in hand, you wander around the market choosing your lunch from various food vendors. Most dishes will set you back two coins ($1.00).

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Merry Christmas From Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Bangkok, Hua Hin, Korea, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 16 comments

Wherever you are in the world, this week I want to wish you and yours the best of the holiday season. Welcome to week 307 (22/12/2016) of Travel Photo Thursday. Who says that Asia doesn’t do Christmas? When I arrived almost 16 years ago, that was the case. These days, throughout Asia, you’ll find beautiful lights and displays celebrating the season. Enjoy a few of the photos that I have taken from Christmas’s past.

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Bangkok’s Emporium knows how to dress for Christmas. The picture perfect trees change colors as the Christmas music plays. With the temps hovering close to 30C you need to pinch yourself to convince yourself that it is Christmas (or at least I do!)

 

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Best of Thailand for Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Destinations, Hua Hin, Thailand, Travel Photo Thursday | 18 comments

Best of Thailand

Enjoy the best of Thailand for week 305 (07/12/2016) of Travel Photo Thursday. Since I’m probably not traveling out of the country this winter I decided to do a walk down memory lane this week.  I’ve spent a lot of winters in Thailand over the years and here are a few of my best of Thailand posts from over the years.

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Best of Thailand

Taste of Thailand Food Tours 

From dining on the street to 5-star restaurants food is synonymous with Thailand and each area of the country boasts their specialties. Often the best way to experience the best of Thailand and the great flavors of Thai food is to take a food tour. Taste of Thailand Food Tours offers both full morning and evening tours. I chose the morning and sampled everything from street cart curry puffs and fried bananas to curry made for the royal family. You can drool over the food here.

 

Best of Thailand

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