Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Wealth of Penises – Samcheok, Korea

Call me childish, but the penis park at Haesindang, about 45 minutes outside the beach town of, Samcheok was by far and away one of my favorite stops on the trip. I wanted to go because it sounded kitschy and … Continue reading

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It Takes a Village

Korea has a handful of ‘traditional villages’ scattered around the country for tourists and schoolchildren to have something to do when they are not getting blackout drunk on soju or grilling their own meat, tableside (see the breadth of my … Continue reading

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There’s Gold In Them Hills! And Also Dead Guys – Gyeongju, Korea

Gyeongju was a real highlight of our stay in Korea and it’s got to be at the top of the short list of major attractions in the whole country. It is the historical capital of the Shilla kingdom, which ruled … Continue reading

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Stumbling into Wonderland – Haeinsa, Korea

You’d think that after a year of traveling (plus a good number of shorter trips in years past), we’d be pretty good at things like packing and planning and all the other logistics that go into getting from one point … Continue reading

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In The Mood For Love – Korea

In the interest of speeding things along, I won’t go through each and every stop bus ride, stop-over city, and fantastic meal that we had in Korea. Early on in our trip, we got our hands on a copy of … Continue reading

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Say What You Mean – Seoul, Korea

Our first two days in Korea were a total blur thanks to the trifecta of traveller’s stomach, jetlag, and too much soju. Eating well was a given from day one, even when my stomach was acting like it wasn’t going … Continue reading

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Welcome to Seoul! – Seoul, Korea

Is there any more intimate way to greet a new country and it’s people than by barfing all over the place and in public? Ask R cause that’s how he said ‘Nice to meet you’ to Korea. Maybe that’s not … Continue reading

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Don’t Let the Door Hit You On Your Way Out! – Yangon, Myanmar to Seoul, Korea (via Layover in KL, Malaysia)

So, we left Myanmar and had a 24-hour layover in Kuala Lumpur, which has become a sort of base-camp for us in our SEA travels. We had reservations at our favorite hotel, we had plans to get our fill of … Continue reading

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A Note To Our Reader(s) – Myanmar

It has come to our attention that this blog is dragging on a bit. We set out to chronicle our ride for our family and friends and hoped that our experiences would also help touring cyclists with their own routes … Continue reading

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The Barf Phenomenon – Myanmar

I can’t believe that in all my smack-talk about the bus situation here in Myanmar, I have neglected to mention one of the most common occurrences of all: the barf phenomenon. I was a little worried the first time we … Continue reading

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