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Travel Diaries – Busan, Temples, and Aquariums Oh My!

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Warning: Image heavy post ahead! My first trip out of Ulsan was to Busan, which like Ulsan, is right on the coast, but it's a little bit to the south. It's only a short 20 minute train ride out of Ulsan, which makes it perfect for day trips. We had some lofty goals on what to see in Busan but, low and behold, we got lost on the bus and…

Travel Diaries: Cat Cafe Extravaganza!

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My apologies (not really) for this very image heavy post. I don't even have enough words in my vocabulary to describe how much excitement I experienced entering this fantastic establishment that was given to the world straight from God himself. Going to a cat cafe has been on my bucket list since I learned they existed on this planet, and it has finally been scratched off the list. Walking down…

Travel Diaries – Old Downtown & New Downtown

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Ulsan has two downtowns, Old and New. What makes them so different? I'm glad you asked! Old downtown is a little cheaper, has more small boutiques, and less places to eat. While New Downtown has more expensive shops, department stores, more tourists, and way more places to eat. Both are pretty fun, it sort of depends on what you are looking to do with your time in Ulsan. Do you…

Travel Diaries – Dong-gu & Around

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It's time to talk about Dong-gu and the surrounding areas, which is where we spent the most time, since they were the closest! I had a sweet potato latte and it was amazing, don't judge. Part of traveling to new places is trying new foods and drinks! I think it's boring if you don't branch out and try new things!  Whale? Or Dolphin?  Royal milk tea changed my life. I…

Travel Diaries: Ilsan Beach

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One of the first things I did in South Korea was go to Ilsan Beach with Sarah! It was SUCH an adventure and I got SO much beach glass that it was outrageous. I'm assuming that beach glass isn't a big thing there, unlike it is over here Stateside. It was a nice little walk along the beach. There were some boats floating out there and it wasn't crowded at…

Travel Diaries: I lived in the Dong for a Month!

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If you weren't aware, perhaps you are a new reader, or you just never looked at my blog during January, I just recently returned from a month-long trip where I visited Sarah in South Korea and together we traveled to Japan! I kept diary style updates about my time there and what I did each day in my weekly updates, in case you missed them! (The one linked is week…

Korea/Japan Update #4

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Man, oh man! That was the trip of a lifetime I'm telling you!! I'm going to need to dedicate more time to telling it than just this little update. Not to mention, if you've been following me on Instagram, you've probably seen a lot of the photos I've posted with the hashtag #Sarahjessadventure that both Sarah and I have been using on our respective accounts!  Here, have some photos! I…

Korea Update #3

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This update is going to be short, why is that? I'm not bringing my laptop with me to Japan! Why Jess, why? Because we are staying in hostels while we are traveling around there, so I don't feel comfortable carrying it around/leaving it in a hostel during the day. Now, my camera on the other hand will never be leaving my side, so of course I'm bringing that. GOING TO…

Korea Update #2

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I've spent my first week in South Korea without too much awkwardness! Huzzah!  Day 5: I struggled really hard down by the beach trying to load money onto a Starbucks card! The language barrier is so real!! I think Sarah was embarrassed by my lack of social graces, but what can I say, I have no idea what I'm doing. We ate at this wonderful place called The Cafe and had steak…

Korea Update #1

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After a grueling 20+ hours of travel, by almost all means except for boat, I arrived in Ulsan, South Korea....more specifically, in Dong-gu.  We are REALLY close to the ocean, it's pretty awesome! There is also a Hyundai factory close by too, and it's HUGE! So anyways....let's see, I guess I could talk a little about the plane ride. So first, Alex was a dear and dropped me off SUPER…