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Jan 24, 2016 - Trip to Seoul?

I woke up at 4 am, an hour before my alarm. The could hear the wind blowing. Snow was still falling with a vengeance. I showered, dressed, and packed. I tried to call the airline, but couldn't figure out the phone. Went downstairs and asked the receptionist to help me find out the status of my flight. Neither her online search nor her unanswered calls helped my plight. She suggested, You go to airport. I asked her to call a taxi. She said no, bus 500. I wasn't sure if that meant taxis weren't running, they weren't safe, or they were...

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Jan 23, 2016 - Jeju, Day 2

I left the room to go in search of breakfast. I don't remember breakfast being included, but I found a room where they were serving Korean breakfast. It was full of people, and no one was asking for money. Since they didn't understand my questions, I decided breakfast was included and no one seemed to disagree. I got two boiled eggs, some rice, and coffee and took a seat by the window. That's when I noticed the snow. It was coming down in barrels. I went back to my room to confirm the tour. Yes, someone will pick you up at your hotel at...

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Jan 22, 2016 - Jeju, Day 1

Eastar Air is a small airline. I had never heard of them before, but I think they mostly do short domestic flights around Korea. I managed to get off the bus at the airport, though I realized after I got off that I was at the International Terminal instead of the Domestic Terminal. No worries. Even though it was cold the walk was short enough. Check in went without a hitch. The agent was bothered by the fact that I had no visa. "Um, I can be here at least 30 days without a visa," I told her. Ah, was all she said. The flight was short, less...

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Sep 10, 2015 - Jeju, South Korea

Pete checked in from Jeju, where he was visiting for the first time this contract because of the complications with a virus in that area. He and a group of his friends from the ship visited the famous "LoveLand" sculpture park there. We are only posting a picture of the outside of a building - you may want to Google it if you are interested in other pictures because they aren't really suitable for a family oriented travel journal! Pete also sent pictures of his new ukulele which he picked up recently. As of today, Pete has traveled 38,975...

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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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East Asia 2015

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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