You can’t forget to go to Fushimi-Inari-Taisha Shrine (伏見稲荷大社)...

You can’t forget to go to Fushimi-Inari-Taisha Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) if you’re in Kyoto, Japan. The t

Beautiful place! #inaristation #shrine #travelinjapan...

Beautiful place! #inaristation #shrine #travelinjapan #travelingram

More Black & White | Busan, South Korea

Buddhist Shrine Art in Busan


Busan Buddhist Artwork


Suyeong Park

Lantern Kaleidoscope for Buddha's Birthday

Buddha's Birthday is not a holiday I normally celebrate. I've still never really celebrated it, although I did have the day off from work. I knew the day was coming weeks in advance, since ordinary city streets gradually became lined with long strings of colorful paper lanterns. It's a beautiful religion I know little about.

Destination: Ojukheon black bamboo forest / Gangneung city museum (Gangneung, Gangwon-do)

Gangwon-do’s east coast is full of tourist attractions – beyond the numerous beaches, I was delighted to learn of this place from Kiwi. Take a close look at this guy’s face, then stare at the 5,000 won bill (about $4.63 USD). It’s the same guy: Yulgok Yi Yi (율곡이이). Take a look for yourself (and note the black bamboo on the front):

Buddhas by the Sea

Sometimes I sit back and wonder when my life took the turn such that it's not out of the realm of everyday possibility to spend a few hours exploring a Buddhist temple next to the sea. How'd I get so damn lucky? 
Crystal and Nick's visit in March prompted Shane and me to do some sightseeing around town that after seven months in Busan, we still hadn't gotten around to. 

Destination: Jeonju, part 1 (Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do)

Jeonju has just enough to offer for a full weekend – not so much that you feel overwhelmed, but enough that you like you saw it all. There’s enough variety in the sights, enough walking, and enough places to take pictures for your friends back home. There’s even a couple of local dishes worth trying. It ain’t perfect, but as a weekend getaway it’s hard to beat.

Destination: Ulleung-do (part 1)

One of Korea's most distant islands, Ulleungdo retains a certain mystery and exoticness held by few other destinations in Korea. Perhaps it's because of its distance from the mainland, or perhaps it's because of the unusual difficulty of actually getting there. From Seoul it's a 3 1/2 hour bus ride to Donghae, a short taxi ride to Mukho ferry terminal (묵호 여객선 터미날), then a 2 1/2 hour ferry ride - not exactly a day trip. If you do make the trip out, there's more than enough to make the trip worthwhile.

Destination: Uam Historical Park (Daejeon)

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