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Korea! Busan!

I loved Busan, more than Seoul.  Of course, put a beach next to any city and I’ll instantly be enamored.  Plus, the weather in Busan was in the 50’s-60’s while Seoul it was super cold (for my not acclimatized self).

We stayed only a block from the ocean, and got to explore quite a bit.  Karl’s best friend’s wife’s brother (have I lost you yet?) lives there and took us out for yummy dinner twice!  We were there from Saturday-Tuesday and managed to eat Korean BBQ for three meals, and pork katsu (it was the size of my head) for another two.

Here are some pictures from Busan, starting with my favorite picture of the trip:

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In Korea!

It will be quiet around these parts this week, as we’re spending the week in Korea!  We’re in Busan until Tuesday, then off to Seoul for the rest of the week.

I’ll update (with pictures!) once we get back to Manila!  For now, a quick preview of Busan at night…

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And a funny sign seen during our brief time in Seoul on Saturday before we headed to Busan…

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Trips! Trips! Trips!

One of the great things about living in Manila is that we can take pretty affordable trips around the area!  Since we only have two years to explore, we plan on making the most of it!

We already went to Bohol, Hong Kong and Macau

This weekend, we’re off on a short weekend trip to Batangas to do this for the first time:

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(Classes start today!)

At the end of the month we have booked a trip to Cebu…

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And since we have labor day weekend coming up, we also booked a trip to Coron, in the middle of nowhere, where we’ll eat the food that was fished that day and take boat trips around the islands and go wreck diving…

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For my birthday a couple of weeks later, we agree that I don’t need anything now, and decided to have an experience instead…  So we’re off to Subic to this place, so I can do this…

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We’re making a weekend out of it, which might include ziplining or another diving experience.

October will not be outdone!  We’re off to Korea to visit both Seoul (where Karl lived for 4 years during his Army days) and Busan!

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For November, Veterans Day weekend in the US means another holiday for us, and thanks to cheap tickets ($185 total for round trip tickets for the TWO of us!) we’re off to a 2-night stay in Taipei, Taiwan!

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No trips (yet!) scheduled for December, but I already mentioned that January we’ll be busy with my parents visit, where we’ll go to Thailand to see Bangkok and Chiang Mai, we’re off to Siem Reap in Cambodia, and we even added a last minute addition (as our plane was stopping there anyway):  Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam!

Have you traveled much around in Southeast Asia or the Philippines?  Any place else you believe we MUST see? 

For future trips in the PI, we have Tagaytay, El Nido, Puerto Princesa, Boracay and Donsol on our list, just haven’t planned it yet!  We’re also hoping to hit Singapore at some point, and if we can find good flights, go over to Bali as well!

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