March 24, 2014 - 4:28am

Nagan Fortress was a place I missed going last year. So when Sunny said they were going again I absolutely had to go.

It's a folk village surrounded by a 1400m long wall. There are the usual actors and exhibits common in these places. But what was different about Nagan fortress was the size and the amount going on here. It was really fun.

As we went in there was a drawbridge and you could see the height of the wall wasn't as big as say castles in the UK, but it could probably keep out some attackers. Through the main door with guards in the old outfits standing around was some souvenir shops. I bought some really nice handmade pottery for mom. ...

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March 24, 2014 - 4:27am

We piled into Sunny's van again, off to the races! We had a whole load of friends lined up for this one and ended up in two vehicles. It was easier for me to travel with Hasit the Indian friend. He told me a lot about India on the way there. Including how many languages they speak which was like 9 or something.

Traveling to Busan was easy, we got there very early and went into a Museum about Gaudi's architecture in Barcelona. It was okay, but the main feature was a giant church so...

After that we walked down to 광안리 and ate lunch. It was a nice walk, and we got some really amazing clouds and light with the bridge. After a photo shoot, we moved to the beach. There were people everywhere already, and we were 4 hours early! We bought a mat from the guys selling them all over the beach. We settled in near the front (awesome seats), and then we waited doing nothing for four hours..... Honestly. Other people were doing barbecue, drinking, playing cards and all sorts. We just sat there. ...

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November 25, 2013 - 9:55pm

Day 3

We woke up kind of late. Let’s call it recovery from a not-so-wonderful sleep on a not-so-wonderful boat. The first destination this morning was a traditional folk village. Now I’ve been to quite a few of these on the mainland and this one wasn’t much different except for one thing. There’s something famous on Jeju Island called (lit. translation) a poop pig. They actually made little drop off point toilets for people to sit on and poop into a pig pen and the pigs would eat it. I don’t know what they do with the pigs after, but I’m hoping it doesn’t rhyme with beating. We struggled with what to eat because I still don’t really have an appetite for seafood and when you’re on an Island surrounded by people who love seafood, the restaurants all seem to have a similar theme. We ended up eating at a Chinese restaurant that had a Vietnamese waitress which seemed peculiar. It was nothing splendid; the mainland has bested Jeju Island for food thus far. ...

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