WTAsia2015: Mudeungsan National Park and Chonnam National University

We joined an old friend of mine (a professor at Chonnam National University) and some of his students on our second day in Gwangju to explore one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations — Mudeungsan National Park. It’s a mountain, so there’s a bit of a hike — literally. We decided to visit one of […]

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WTAsia2015: Getting to Gwangju, South Korea

We left Jeju Island via a quick flight on Asiana Airlines, landed in Gwangju, and made our way to our guesthouse. We didn’t have much time to explore Gwangju — just two days — so we dropped off our luggage and headed straight for the May 18th National Cemetery. There’s more information in my blog post from […]

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Goodbye Seoul, Hello Tokyo

Our last full day in Seoul was a “let’s get some more souvenirs and mail them so we don’t have to carry them around” kind of day. We returned to Itaewon to get a few more items, particularly tea sets and other types of decorative wares, then headed straight to a nearby post office. Just […]

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Seoul, Day One: Doughnuts, Journalists and Samgyeopsal

What’s a great way to fight jet lag and South Korea’s June humidity while easing into the “we’re not in Texas anymore” mentality? Take advantage of one of Seoul’s awesome metro stations and drop into a Krispy Kreme for some coffee and doughnuts, free wifi, and powerful air conditioning. Truth is, we guys had already […]

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