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The JR Beetle Ferry that runs from Fukuoka, Japan to Busan, South Korea.

Taking the Ferry Between South Korea and Japan: An Instruction Manual

South Korea and Japan are two fantastic countries to visit, and if you are visiting one, it makes a lot of sense to take the short hop across the East Sea/Sea of Japan to visit the other. Unfortunately, the cost of flights betw...
by Jim Cheney
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A fishing boat waits for high tide on Seonudo Island in South Korea.

Seonyudo: My Favorite Place in South Korea

When I think back to my time in South Korea, and the extensive traveling that I did while living there, there is one place that keeps coming to mind as my absolute favorite place: Seonyudo Island. Located any hour by ferry from...
by Jim Cheney
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A fishing boat waits for high tide on Seonudo Island in South Korea.

5 Must-See Korean Destinations Outside of Seoul

Seoul, South Korea is one of my favorite cities in the world. With ultra-modern architecture, historic homes and fortresses, trendy night clubs, and spacious parks, the city has something for everyone. However, if you only visi...
by Jim Cheney
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Downtown Seoul, South Korea at Gwanghwamun Plaza

Reader Mailbag: What to do with 5 Days in Seoul, South Korea

One of the reasons that I started Tripologist.com was because I love helping others plan their travels. Recently, I was asked the following question on Twitter: “Hi! Can you suggest a five day itinerary in Seoul? Thanks.&...
by Jim Cheney
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A typical fishing village on Ulleungdo Island in South Korea.

Ulleungdo: Korea’s Emerald Isle

As the crystal-clear turquoise waters swirled below, I continued to follow the path. Ahead of me, the serpentine trail clung precariously to the mountain side, twisting and turning along the rocky coast. Water droplets strea...
by Jim Cheney
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Dr. Fish in Seoul

Getting Eaten Alive: Dr. Fish in Seoul

The prospect of getting eaten alive isn’t something that appeals to most people. After all, images of natives with bones through their noses or sharks coming towards you are likely the first things that run through your m...
by Jim Cheney
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