Travel Tales

Our Week in Seoul and the Demilitarised Zone

We set off from Jeonju to Seoul by train. The journey took about two hours and cost 34000 Won each (AUD$36). We arrived in Seoul at Yongsan train station and then had a short two stop metro journey to our Airbnb stay. The Korean trains are sleek, comfortable and efficient….
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Busan and Jeonju in South Korea

Di and I left Fukuoka in Japan by ferry to Busan, South Korea. The ferry terminal is about a 20 minute walk from Hakata train station or, for simplicity sake, you can catch a taxi, as we did for 400 Yen or AUD$5.00. Di and I arrived early, of course,…
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Tokyo, Haunting Hiroshima and Spooky Gunkanjima

Di and I were only staying one night in Tokyo, mainly because, on our one and only other visit to Japan six years ago, we stayed in Tokyo for ten nights. This trip we didn’t have time for a long stay. In fact, we only went to Tokyo for one…
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Mt Fuji and the Road Trip to the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park

Di, Steff and I departed Kyoto by Bullet Train (Shinkansen) bound for Mishima. We used our JR Rail Pass and the journey took just under two hours. There are several different shapes to the Shinkansen. There are those that befit the term Bullet Train and resemble a bullet and there…
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Beautiful Kyoto in Japan

The Bullet Trains (Shinkansen) run around Japan better than buses run around a major city – the Shinkansen from Osaka to Kyoto takes about 13 minutes to cover the 40 odd kilometre trip and costs about 1400 Yen or AUD$18 (we had JR Pass though) – talk about efficiency. They…
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