14 Things to Do & See in Busan, South Korea (VIDEO)   … [Read more...]

Custom Made Earrings from Japan

Handmade jewelry from Japan It's closing in on Christmas time and I'm putting some gifts together for my family back home.  Since shipping costs an arm and a leg, keeping the gifts small is a … [Read more...]

Visions of Busan, South Korea – Part 2

Busan is my home now.  There is no limit to all the things it has to offer...places to go, people to see, things to climb.  Teaching English has given me the freedom to "smell the roses" while I'm … [Read more...]

Easter and the Cherry Blossoms in Busan

Easter this year was a special one for me.  Not only did I celebrate the resurrection of Christ, but I also had a chance to see Cherry Blossoms in full bloom for the first time in my life in person. … [Read more...]

Water Fountain Show at Lotte Department Store in Busan

Lotte Department store is the largest upscale shopping mall in Busan. It is very similar to Macy's. Each day, there is a very spectacular water fountain show in the center of this silo-shaped mall and … [Read more...]

Hakone Guided Tour to Mt. Fuji, Owakudani, and Lake Ashi

While vacationing in Tokyo, Japan, I decided to take a guided tour to Mt. Fuji, Owakudani Valley and Lake Ashi.  A tour bus would take us out of Tokyo to these majestic sites and I would end the day … [Read more...]

Visiting the Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo

I recently went on vacation to Tokyo, Japan.  While visiting, I stayed at the Kodokan Judo Institute.  The Kodokan is the founding school and international headquarters for the sport of judo today.  … [Read more...]

Haedong Temple in Busan

My coteacher brought me to the Yongkung Temple out past Haeundae Beach. It is set on the rocky cliffs on the East Sea (haedong) and it was the most beautiful temple I've seen since being in … [Read more...]

Visions of Busan

Over the past couple months I've had the opportunity to travel around my new "home" city of Busan, South Korea. Here is a montage of a few of the things I've done/places I've visited. I hope you enjoy … [Read more...]