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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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Performers at the Seoul Drum Festival

The 2013 Seoul Drum Festival: Korea’s Most Rhythmic Festival

When I was a kid, I wrote a published poem that started out “The rhythmic beats of the drums filled the air”, and while I may have visited the Seoul Drum Festival 20 years later, I don’t think a better first s...
by Jim Cheney
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A lantern depicting a Joseon dynasty drummer on display at the 2011 Seoul Lantern Festival. The 2012 Seoul Lantern Festival is being help from November 2-18.

The 2015 Seoul Lantern Festival: Cold, but Awesome

During my two years living in South Korea, I went to many different kinds of festivals. Some of my favorite, though, featured Korean traditional lanterns. In November of each year, the Cheonggyecheon Stream in the heart of Seou...
by Jim Cheney
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Things to do in Busan, South Korea.

5 Great Things to do in Busan, South Korea

Busan, South Korea, is one of Asia’s most underrated cities. The second largest city in South Korea, Busan is more known for its large port than its attractions. However, if you visit the city, you’ll uncover a laid...
by Jim Cheney
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Anapji Pond in Gyeongju, South Korea is a great place to visit during your travels.

Gyeongju: Korea’s Fantastic Ancient Capital

Japan may have Kyoto, and China may have Xi’an, but South Korea has Gyeongju. Nestled in the western mountains of the country, Gyeongju is the ancient capital of Korea. A small, unassuming town, Gyeongju doesn’t att...
by Jim Cheney
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