Winter Vacation Part 2 – Tokyo, Japan

Nicole and I spent the last few days in Osaka winning Pachinko games and seeing temples in Osaka. However, now it was on to Tokyo. For both Nicole and I, we'd always dreamed of visiting Tokyo. It's considered one of the largest cities in the world, but outside of Shibuya it never really felt like it. … Continue reading Winter Vacation Part 2 – Tokyo, Japan

Winter Vacation Part 1 – Osaka

As part of our teaching contract, Nicole and I get 3-4 weeks off for Winter Vacation. This year our vacation was January 24th to February 22nd. We visited Osaka, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bali, and Kuala Lumpur. Here's the first entry, on Osaka. I should also mention, my amazing girlfriend, Nicole, bought me a GoPro … Continue reading Winter Vacation Part 1 – Osaka

Visiting Jeju Island Day 1 – Loveland, Lava, and Beaches

To celebrate National Foundation Day in Korea, and no work Friday, Nicole and I booked a trip to Jeju Island, Korea's Hawaii. Jeju had been on our radar for quite some time. We were both very interested in visiting Jeju, but everyone we spoke with seemed to have just an alright time. Some people complained … Continue reading Visiting Jeju Island Day 1 – Loveland, Lava, and Beaches

Day 2 in Taiwan – massages, night markets, and toilet restaurants Part Two

This is a continuation of the very long second day in Taiwan. Part one is about Zhinan temple and pandas. Read it first. Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall From the Zhinan temple, Nicole and I took the gondola back down the mountain and transferred to the MRT. We rode it all the way back into … Continue reading Day 2 in Taiwan – massages, night markets, and toilet restaurants Part Two

Day 2 in Taiwan – Pandas and Gondolas Part One

To read about our first day in Taipei, Taiwan, click here. Pandamonium On our second day in Taipei, Taiwan, Nicole and I took the subway, or MRT, across town to the Taipei zoo to see pandas, Nicole's favorite animal. Taipei is one of the few zoos in the world that has pandas so it was a must … Continue reading Day 2 in Taiwan – Pandas and Gondolas Part One

Third Day in Berlin – Street Art

We went on an alternative Berlin street art tour that involved some graphic images. There aren't many, but there are a few graphic images in the gallery towards the middle of the page. Just a heads up. Now, on with the blog... We woke a bit later than usual the day after the world cup. … Continue reading Third Day in Berlin – Street Art

Cherry Blossom Festival

Nicole and I visited a local cherry blossom festival in nearby Jinhae. The trip was through a local Korean tour guide named Pedro, its his adopted English name. He was the same tour guide we used for our second snowboarding adventure a month or two earlier. Getting to Jinhae We met across from the bus … Continue reading Cherry Blossom Festival

Thailand Day Nine: Returing home to Gwangju, South Korea

This concludes my journey to Thailand for Lunar New Year. Its been a blast I've seen temples, ancient cities, monkeys, Grand Palaces, and shopped at markets. For anyone looking for a fun and inexpensive trip in Asia, I'd recommend visiting Thailand. A Cab to the Airport Nicole and I wanted to save some money and … Continue reading Thailand Day Nine: Returing home to Gwangju, South Korea

Thailand Day Eight: Our Last Day in Thailand

This is my seventh day in Bangkok as part of my Lunar New Year vacation in Thailand. Follow the links here to Day One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, or Seven. Our Last Day in Thailand We got up at a leisurley time, a rarity for our vacations since we try to pack in as much as we can. Since this was our last … Continue reading Thailand Day Eight: Our Last Day in Thailand