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Mar 25, 2016 - Good Friday : Pusan

Now in mainland South Korea, on the south-east corner. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple. 108 is a significant number for Buddhists – ask when we get back. So a good idea for your Temple built on rocky promontary is to build several steep twisting narrow flights totalling 108 uneven steps as the only entrance and exit to the Temple complex for all visitors, most of whom decide randomly to stop and take a selfie of themselves with the view/a picture of the statues etc on the way down, causing huge congestion and dangerous pushing impatience from...

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Jan 21, 2016 - Busan, Day 3

There is a lot to see and do in Busan, but I decided not to work too hard at seeing everything. Who knows, maybe I'll be able to make a return trip some day. I decided what I really wanted to see was Gamcheon cultural village. It feels like the heart of Busan. It is an old village that was in pretty bad disrepair, when the city government got involved in urban renewal there. Now it is beautiful in a strange avant guard way. Getting there turned out to be more of a challenge than I had expected. I took the metro to the stop that looked the...

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Jan 20, 2016 - Busan, Day 2

I didn't try to get out too early. It looked cold outside and I decided the sun needed a bit of time to do its work. The drive over to Haedong Younggung was beautiful. We drove along the beach. Sunny pointed out a boardwalk lined with cherry trees. She said the cherry blossoms in spring are beautiful. She drove me past Songjeong Beach, a surfers beach. And sure enough, about 10 surfers were in the water all wet-suited out. Yikes! We drove past the Hill Spa and she told me the hot rooms have an amazing view of the ocean. Haedong Yonggung...

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Jan 19, 2016 - Busan, Day 1

Busan is the second largest city in Korea and sits right on the coast on the Korea Strait which connects the East China Sea with the Sea of Japan. It is a large city, though not anywhere near the size of Seoul. Sang told me that South Korea is working hard now to build up other cities besides Seoul. It seems true: Busan has construction going on all over the city. I arrived at the train station around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The station is large, modern, and impeccably clean. I found the tourist information center and got directions to...

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Jan 19, 2016 - Train to Busan

Got up early again to do my homework. Had to edit 7 pages of conference notes down to 2 pages for the conference notebook. Wasn't as hard as I thought. Breakfast at the hotel. I'm liking the steamed eggs and rice. It looked a little warmer from the window. Optical allusion. The hairs on my legs were freezing as I walked to the subway station. It was a short trip to Seoul station. Very uneventful. Sang told me to follow the orange signs to the KTX, so that's what I did. I tried to buy my train ticket from a machine, but it turned out to be...

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Aug 12, 2015 - Anyoung Haseyo South Korea!!!!

My time in Busan was short, only a day, but it will stay with me for a long time to come through the amazing friends I made! Despite the rain I truly fell in love with this seaside city. I had what had to be the most friendly cab driver in South Korea despite our language barrier, he was constantly smiling despite the fact I had clearly arrived in the middle of rush hour and spent a good part of the over hour drive to my hotel trying so hard to talk to me and welcome me to Busan! My hotel was awesome, once again Best Western serves me well...

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2015 Asia Adventure

Oct 8, 2014 - Fukuoka to Busan, S. Korea by ferry

Bus from station next to rail station, #88 went direct to ferry port...very convenient! Again, punctual leaving at exactly 3 pm, the beetle jet fast ferry got us to Busan@5:55! Customs was a snap, then $$ from ATM. No reservations so from the LP guide we decide on calling Blue Backpackers Hostel and nice girl, Jin, said yes they had room in dorms for us! Yes! At info booth we got thr Blue Backpackers brochure which gave directions and we proceeded to follow the. At 7:45 and 7 very helpful Koreans later (one who even called a friend who...

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Sep 12, 2014 - Busan, South Korea

Pete checked in from Busan and everything is going well. He was looking forward to looking for some "non-cruise" food in town while they were in port. His performance schedule had been pretty typical. They have had several gigs with a headliner who plays the violin - Susie G (we don't think she is related to sax player Kenny G!). She is very popular with the guests. As of today, Peter has traveled 65,130 miles since he left Indianapolis 27 weeks ago.

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Aug 13, 2014 - Busan, South Korea

Pete checked in from Busan and things were going very well. There was a crew party the night before they made port at Busan but we are waiting for some more information from Pete about the theme of the party, which was not easily identified from the pictures of some of Pete's friends dressed as dice! He and his friend, Holbrook, visited what Pete called a "cat cafe" in Busan. According to Google, they are very popular, especially in the East, and are moving around the world. You pay a fee and/or purchase a food or beverage for yourself...

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Aug 5, 2014 - Busan, South Korea

Pete checked in from Busan and things were ok. He had a very busy day scheduled, with life boat drill, tech rehearsals, and several production shows. Unfortunately, his friend, Hannah, has left for her next cruise schedule to Alaska and Pete will really miss her. The new trumpet player had arrived but Pete hadn't met him yet - he is the husband of the lead dancer on the ship. Most of the cruise lines work hard to keep performing couples together, which is nice for them.

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Jul 24, 2014 - Busan, South Korea

Pete checked in from Busan and things were going well. He is still in communication with his agent about a future contract but nothing is settled yet and might not be for awhile. He has plenty of time, though, because this contract is in effect until September 29. As of today, Pete has traveled 50,203 miles since leaving Indianapolis 20 weeks ago. P.S. We added several new pictures to the posting on July 14 so be sure to take a look at them!

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Jul 15, 2014 - Busan, South Korea

Things were fine when Pete checked in from Busan. He talked a little about the plans of various members of the band, as some of them will be leaving in a few weeks. It is odd to consider that Pete is actually one of the oldest (most seniority) members of the band now! A couple people have definite plans, including Hannah, who will be moving to another Royal Caribbean ship cruising to and from Alaska, and Ryan, who will be leaving the ship to join the International touring company of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." Pete does not have any...

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