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Jan 25, 2012 - Step 1: From Dague to Incheon / Erster Rückkehrschritt: Daegu Incheon

Now the day came: we pack our suitcases, clean our 'homes' and see people in the office to say good-bye. I receive my traditional dress and it is really a nice souvenir which I can wear in different ways. With the dress, I receive an underskirt, underwear and socks. Women in the office explain to me how to bind it. And then everybody wants to see it. After the fashion show, we go for a last lunch. Then we meet one of the students assistant. He carries my suitcase down the stairs and nearly breaks down.... Arrived at the airport, we are a...

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Apr 6, 2011 - Inchon, South Korea

Finally arrived in Inch'on South Korea. We opted for a fairly full day tour of the city of Seoul! During the past several months we have visited some of the most interesting countries and have seen many beutiful sights, many of which were churches, temples (especially in Bali). Perhaps the most beautiful that we have experienced was Jogyesa Temple in the city of Seoul! This temple took up what I would consider a full city block! The size and colors of this active worship center were amazing! As this is an active temple, there were dozens of...

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Nov 22, 2009 - Best of Taiwan

So here I am probably for the last time for a while in one of those Asian teen nerdy internet places. It would have been about 6 pm by the time I got into Seoul proper, and I would have had to leave again about 9 a.m. tomorrow, and it just didn't seem worth it, so I'm staying in the wasteland of Seoul Airport. One thing that says a lot to me about the Taiwanese character is their view of the Japanese. Like the Koreans, they were occupied by Japan for fifty odd years, until the end of WWII. In both countries the people were forced to learn...

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Sep 5, 2009 - Dia 2: Madrid - Incheon

Bueno, pues ya estamos en el aeropuerto de Incheon, a 70 km de Seul. Tras doce horas de viajecito, hemos llegado a la primera parada. Nos han tomado la temperatura, nos han preguntado si teniamos algunos sintomas de la gripe (la Lola habia tenido alguno la semana pasada, pero creemos que fue fruto del abuso del alcohol...), y nos han dejado pasar. Ya en Madrid nos sentimos fuera de sitio, como si ya hubiera empezado el viaje: habia tantos coreanos que tuve que llamar a Mari para decirle "Esto es Corea!!" (esto lo entenderan unicamente mis...

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VIAJE A KIWILANDIA

Jun 26, 2009 - Downtown Seoul

We went to the US Embassy today and picked up Little Matthew's passport. After speaking with Evac today, the neurosurgeon and the plastic surgeon have decided to wait until Little Matthew is 3 months old to perform the surgery. He will be one month old on this Sunday. So I will be leaving to come home on July 1st. The pictures above are from around Downtown Seoul. Downtown is very clean with popular chain restaurants and worldwide businesses. I noticed many policeman with riot shields, the US Embassy is also very well guarded.

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Jun 18, 2009 - Baby Matthew

Hello Everyone~ Just a little note to let everyone know why you have not heard from me in the last two days. Those of us whom have spent time with infants and raising children know whats normal and what is not. I noticed a couple things on Matthew Jr. that concerned me, when we took him to the doctors for a two week check up I expressed my concerns to the doctor. He agreed with me and immediately ordered a couple tests one of which was a ct scan of his skull. The doctor called early this morning with the test results, Matthew Jr. has...

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Jun 13, 2009 - Iteawon

Iteawon is a small village in Seoul. The side walks are lined with street vendors that work in metal boxes on wheels. At night the streets are well lite with neon signs. On Saturday's its hard to drive around because everyone is trying to get to the bars for happy hour. The side walks are lined with people, its so hard to walk. In the States all military bases are called 'Forts', outside the US they are all called 'Camps'. In S. Korea there are many camps located through out the country. In S. Korea the camps are divided into areas: Area 1...

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Mar 15, 2009 - Inchon, South Korea

Today we arrived in Inchon a few hours later than originally planned. During the day yesterday as we rounded the tip of South Korea, we were experiencing Rough Seas and Force 8 winds which they referred to as fresh gale. Once around the tip, the winds were more directly against us. The Capt. made an announcement in the evening letting everyone know we would be late. The main problem in this particular port is that to enter the Port, ships have to go into a lock. Ships have appointment times to do this and due to the weather we missed our...

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Feb 23, 2008 - South Korean Arrival

Friday, February 22nd and Saturday, February 23rd, 2008: Well the flight is completed and it was as pretty much what I expected. The flight to San Francisco was fairly easy (little under 5 hours). The only problem I encountered was that I was scheduled to get the aisle seat in an exit row but when I got there someone else decided they were going to take the aisle instead. To not raise too much controversy I reluctantly sat in the middle site (oh yah, someone was also in the window aisle). Once the flight was over it was the process of...

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Korean Adventure

May 14, 2006 - Boarded the USS General O. H. Ernst and left Jinsen, Inchon, South Korea.

Daddy wrote, "Loaded General Ernest and left Jinsen, Korea." Jinsen was a Japanese POW camp in Korea for allied prisoners of war. Jinsen was located in the town of Inch'on, South Korea and lies to the southwest of Seoul. Daddy misspelled the name of the boat. The General's last name was actually spelled as "Ernst." The USS General O. H. Ernst (AP-133) was a General G. O. Squier-class transport ship for the U.S. Navy in World War II. She was named in honor of U.S. Army General Oswald Herbert Ernst who was born near Cincinnati, Ohio on June...

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Oct 24, 2005 - Arrived at Inch'on, Korea

Daddy arrived in Inch'on, Korea on October 24, 1945 and had to help unload the USS Riverside, the boat he took to Korea. Then for another 4 days, until October 28, he had to help unload the USS Star, another boat in the harbor. He then left Inch'on on November 2. During Daddy's stay, the city was the site of a Japanese POW camp. After Daddy left Korea, Inch'on was the site of the Battle of Inch'on on September 15, 1950, when United States troops landed to relieve pressure on the Pusan Perimeter and to launch a United Nations offensive...

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