Category Archives: Travel

Mountain Biking, Running in San Diego, and Other Random Topics

I bought a mountain bike last night and looking forward to hitting the trails in the area.  I’m a total newbie at mountain biking, but have a good friend who convinced me that it was a great thing to do … Continue reading

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Travel Tips When Visiting Seoul (Korea)

Having just completed my vacation to Seoul, I figured I’d share some of my experience and travel tips.  First, I think Seoul is an overlooked and underrated travel destination.  Honestly, going into the vacation, I wasn’t expecting much, but came … Continue reading

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Last Day in Seoul (War Memorial of Korea, Congee, and Nanta)

After a busy two days, we decided to take it easy for our last day in Seoul.  This morning we walked (and it was very cold) down to the War Memorial of Korea (free) and spent a couple hours going … Continue reading

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Day 2 in Seoul

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It was another fun filled day in the world-class city of Seoul.  In the morning we took the subway to Gyeongbokgung and visited the Gyeongbok Palace (cost 3,000 won) and the National Palace Museum of Korea (free).  Pretty impressive!  Then … Continue reading

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Fantastic First Day in Seoul (Namsan Park, Namdaemun Market, and Cheonggyecheon)

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If today is any indication of the rest of the week, this is going to be a great vacation.  I was a little concerned that I would be visiting this Korea out of season, but it has been a blessing … Continue reading

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Packed for Trip to Seoul – One Backpack

Just finished packing for a four day trip to Seoul, Korea and will be leaving this evening.  Although I’ve been to Korea (primarily Busan) a few times in recent years, it has been over 20 years since I’ve been back … Continue reading

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Top 10 Places to Visit in Yokohama

Having lived in the Yokohama area on and off for 15 years, I have experienced much of the city.  If you are only in Yokohama for a few days, here are my top 10 things to do, mostly free, while … Continue reading

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Yamate Motomachi Park (Yokohama)

This afternoon we rode our bikes down to Motomachi Park located in the historic Yamate Bluff.  This is a really nice area of Yokohama having been a major foreigners’ neighborhood from the mid-1800s to early 1900s.  Now it’s place of … Continue reading

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Yokohama Port Symbol Tower

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Rode my bike this afternoon to Yokohama Port Symbol Tower located at Honmoku Pier.  It’s a really nice park, not overly crowded, and provides a nice 360 degree view of the bay area.  Located next to a container terminal, you … Continue reading

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Sankeien Garden (Yokohama)

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Visited a traditional Japanese garden called Sankeien in Yokohama this afternoon.  It was very peaceful and relaxing, need to visit more often.  The garden was opened in 1906 and is definitely one of the top attractions within Yokohama.  Entrance fee … Continue reading

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