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Travel Diaries – Shinsaibashi Shopping Street

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I had a list of things I wanted to do in Japan and one of those was play at an arcade center! I love arcades and I am so bummed that they aren't as popular over here in the States, in fact, the ones in malls seem to get closed down. Anyways. So we played in the Sega arcade in Osaka. Man, those UFO watched games are SO HARD but…

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 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…

Travel Diaries – Solvang, CA

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I thought I'd take a moment and look back on an older Travel Diaries, since I haven't posted one in a while. I guess we've been pretty stagnant recently with Alex in grad school and student teaching, we haven't had much free time at all to do anything! Although, we have decided to set aside time for a date night, since we really haven't had one in quite a long…

Travel Diaries: Bedford Springs

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This post is rather photo heavy, my apologies Last weekend my boyfriend and I wanted to do a little something to celebrate one year together. It might seem a little extravagant for only a year, but it was also a nice break from grad school for him as well as a break from work for me. While we only stayed for one night, we really made the most of this…