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Aug 25, 2015 - Jeju Island, South Korea

Welcome to Jeju Island, South Korea Blog. A lot has happened in the last year, as I look back on my blog my last entry was September 2014. I returned to China after a long visit in U.S. with mom and dad. Dad was not doing too well. When I got to China late September, I got a cold that felt like it lasted a month. The pollution was terrible, the new apartment was terrible, the only consolation was it was easier to get a taxi, bus, and a little closer to stores. Rather than spend the rest of the blog complaining about what China was and...

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Jun 30, 2015 - Jeju Island - Top Seven Natural Wonder?

A quick bus ride south to the port of Busan, Korea's second largest city but nothing that interests me. The flight south from Busan to Jeju Island is a bit eerie. The plane is an Air Korea Airbus 330-300. There are less than 50 of us aboard. The MERS situation continues to impact tourism here. This is actually working out well for me. Jeju Island is a World Heritage Site and was voted one of the Seven Wonders of Nature just a few years ago. This tends to attract tourists. Jeju is also a magnet for honeymooners. I knew this when I scheduled...

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Apr 28, 2015 - Jeju, South Korea

Pete was glad to be back in Jeju today. Last year, the ship visited Jeju regularly but this was the only stop there this season. Pete was able to leave the ship and visit a cafe where he enjoyed the free wifi! We talked to Pete about a YouTube video that Andy found on the internet which showed Pete directing the orchestra in performance with one of their regular headliner acts, Andy Joy, who is a multi-instrumentalist performer. We feel like stalkers when we look at other people's YouTube videos, trying to catch a glimpse of Pete, but we...

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Sep 25, 2014 - Jeju, South Korea

Pete had a good visit in Jeju for the last time this contract. He has enjoyed Jeju and the other ports in South Korea. It is interesting to think about him having "favorite"destinations so far away from home. He will visit there again in April, 2015, when the Voyager leaves its winter home in Sydney and heads north for the summer in Asia. As of today, Pete has traveled 68,803 miles since he left Indianapolis 29 weeks ago.

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Sep 8, 2014 - Jeju, South Korea

Pete had a good visit in Jeju this week. He has really enjoyed his visits to the South Korean cities and has favorite spots to shop and eat when he visits those ports. He has not posted any pictures lately but he did send a short video of himself playing his mom's "theme song" on his clarinet in what looked like a rehearsal area on the ship!

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Sep 3, 2014 - Jeju, South Korea

Pete checked in from Jeju and everything is fine. When he called, he was walking into the city to use the wifi and get something to eat. He said it is about a 25 minute walk from the ship to where he likes to do business in Jeju. We quizzed him about a picture he had sent earlier - it showed him holding a can of Seaweed-flavored Pringles! He said that he did not actually taste the Pringles (which is probably a good thing) and that they have numerous other flavors of chips that seem strange to us!

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Aug 30, 2014 - Jeju, South Korea

Pete checked in from Jeju and he was expecting a good day, planning to visit the city for some food and wifi with some of his friends from the ship. He has still not heard anything official about his contract extension or his next contract but expects that things will go as planned. We asked him about sending a box for his birthday and he said he would plan to wait to celebrate his birthday until he got home but, in the context of the conversation, he did tell us that he had finally received the missing package of reeds he ordered. He said...

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Aug 20, 2014 - Jeju, South Korea

Pete checked in from Jeju and things were going well. He had been shopping to purchase a new portable hard drive for his computer so he could download some stuff from some of the other folks on the ship before they move on to other things. His friend, Ryan, will be leaving in a couple of weeks to join the "Beauty and the Beast" International Tour.

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Aug 14, 2014 - Jeju, South Korea

Pete emailed from Jeju with information about the parties on the ship and everything is fine. He has not heard anything about his continuing contract yet but there is still plenty of time, especially since he would like to take a couple months off before he goes somewhere else. He still has several weeks left in the South Korea ports before a few weeks of Japan ports and then home at the end of September. As of today, Pete has traveled 56,475 miles since he left Indianapolis 23 weeks ago.

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Aug 4, 2014 - Jeju, South Korea

Pete was in Jeju today and things were fine. He sent a couple of pictures from the port area. His performance schedule was pretty typical, with some extra rehearsals scheduled to accommodate the new performers. There will be some new musicians arriving this week, also.

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Jul 29, 2014 - Jeju, South Korea

Pete had an interesting visit in Jeju this week. He went with some of his friends to the Manjanggul Lava Tube, a cave-like lava formation that is 200,000 - 300,000 years old! We have posted several interesting photos from his trip. Also, he did a little shopping to get himself a new watch, since his old one broke. Everything is going just fine. The ship itinerary has been changed for tomorrow - they will be heading to Fukuoka, Japan, rathere than to Busan, South Korea. Pete said they had a couple weeks' notice about the itinerary change so...

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Jul 19, 2014 - Jeju, South Korea

Everything was fine when Pete checked in from Jeju. He was planning to go into the city but wasn't sure what the plans were because his friend, Hannah, was making the plans for the day. The weather was nice with temperatures in the 80's. He also mentioned that he has had some preliminary contacts with his agent regarding his next cruise contract but nothing definite is in place yet.

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