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Lately, I have taken a lot of photographs.  I mean, A LOT.  Like, thousands.  Somewhere in the sorting out of responsibilities in our union, I became the primary photography for our little family.  And, don’t get me wrong, I love it.  I have a blast trying to capture great shots of all the cool places we get to go and the awesome things we see along the way.  I am much more at home behind a lens that I would have ever thought I could be.

However, yesterday we saw one of the most visually stunning things we have encountered since moving to Korea.  And, despite having my camera with me and a fully charged battery, I have no photos of it.

Ramen Gone Wild

Ramen is serious business in Asia.  Korean grocery stores devote aisles to it, and many of my students name it as their favorite food.  On our recent trip to Fukuoka, we discovered the Japanese are perhaps even more zealous than the Koreans in their love of noodles.  

First, in Canal City, there is a place called Ramen Stadium, which is a store/museum devoted entirely to noodle soups.  You can learn about and sample all the major brands of ramen there.  

However, the most surreal and just plain weird experience we have ever had in eating out occurred here:  Image


The weather is definitely heating up in Busan, and Ric and I have spent the past couple weekends outdoors as much as possible.  A few weeks ago, we took a boat cruise around Busan’s coastline.  


The Oryukdo Islets

With tickets at about $20 each, this made for an awesome cheap afternoon date.  The cruise we chose left from the Mipo Terminal at the end of Haeundae Beach and traveled down the coastline, past Gwangali Beach and out to the Oryukdo Islets.  The total trip took about an hour. 

I’m Published!

Check it out!

I’ve been writing a little for Busan Awesome, an online magazine that focuses on the city where we live.  This is my article online!

Cherry Blossoms

Sadly, this weekend’s rainfall brought cherry blossom season to a pretty definitive halt here in Busan.  Luckily, Ric and I got the chance to spend some time outside reveling in their awesomeness before all the gorgeousness was gone.

Seokbulsa: A Hidden Treasure in Busan

Earlier this fall, Ric and I hiked up to tiny Seokbulsa temple.  Located off the Oncheonjang stop on Line 1, the temple is a hidden treasure built right into Geumjeong Mountain.  The hike up to the temple starts with a ride up the mountain in a cable car, affording an amazing view of the entire city. 

ImageThe cable car let us off a short hike from Geumjeongsan Fortress, an ancient fortification that surrounds the summit of the mountain.  Of course,we had to stop there for a photo op or two.  

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