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Travel Diaries – Osaka Castle

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Whoa boy, this was a fun little day trip even though the weather was a little poopy at the end! (It rained at the end of the stop, which was depressing) but it was still awesome to get to see Osaka Castle! This is what we did on our last day in Osaka! Fun story time! While at the castle we met a nice old man who told us he…

Travel Diaries – Anime in Japan

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I didn't go to Tokyo, so I missed out on the heart of the anime culture, but Nihombashi, Osaka had a street that was basically dedicated to it. Getting into anime back in middle school is what first made me want to visit Japan, since then, as I've matured, I've wanted to travel there for tons of other reasons. Although, I had to revert back to my middle school roots…

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/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…