Three Hiking trails in and around Osaka

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Hiking has always played apart in our travels, ever since Rei was capable of walking considerable distances we started taking him out on the local trails around Osaka. Osaka being an enormous city you wouldn’t imagine there being any hiking trails nearby but these three trails are within an easy thirty minutes from Osaka. Continue reading

Five food you should eat in Busan

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The best thing about travelling in Busan are not the attractions, not the people even though they are very friendly and animated but the food. You could say that really about any place in Korea and I wouldn’t argue but the food and the eating experience in Busan is very good and interesting from eating in the streets of Seomyeon, to eating fresh Hoe which is sashimi in Korea in the beachside restaurants that overlook Gwangli beach and the twinkling illuminated Gwangdan bridge. We’ll tell you about these eating experiences as well as three others. Continue reading

Haedong Yonggungsa, the sea temple of Busan

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Temples throughout Korea can be similar in fact they can be very difficult to tell apart. You may even be able to say in South Korea if you have seen one temple you have seen them all. Temples are usually located high on a mountain or in cities but Haedong Yonggunsa, the number one sightseeing spot in Busan is different starting from the location being built on the seaside of the East Sea. Continue reading

Gamcheon Cultural village is no Machu Picchu

 

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The  pastel colored buildings, cut into the hillside formed the colourful town of Gamcheon known as the Machu Picchu of South Korea as both places were built on hills but that is where the comparisons should stop as one was a striving rich Mayan civilization while the other was the poor escaping from the port side area of Busan during the Korean War they fled settling in the area of Gamcheon. Continue reading