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Tongdosa temple 통도사 roof tiles, Yangsan City, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea — October 31, 2004


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Stupa at Tongdosa temple, South Korea — October 31, 2004


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Nightlife, Seoul, South Korea — October 2006


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Tongdosa temple, South Korea — October 31, 2004


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Banchan 반찬 and kimchi 김치, Seoul, South Korea — October 2006


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In memory of fallen heros, Seoul, South Korea — October 2006


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Tongdosa temple, South Korea — October 31, 2004


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Gyeongbok Palace 경복궁, Seoul, South Korea — October 24, 2006


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Autumn Leaves, Tongdosa temple, South Korea — October 31, 2004


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The suburbs of Seoul


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Incense burner, Gyeongbok Palace, Seoul, South Korea — October 24, 2006


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Tongdosa temple, South Korea — October 31, 2004


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Tongdosa temple, South Korea — October 31, 2004


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Nightlife, Seoul, South Korea — October 2006


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Tongdosa temple doors, Yangsan City, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea


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Korean Folk Village, Yong-in City, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea — October 26, 2006


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Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, Gyeongbok Palace 경복궁, Seoul, South Korea — October 24, 2006


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Temple roof tiles


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Cloisonné vase, Gyeonghoeru Pavilion, South Korea — October 24, 2006


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Stunts, Korean Folk Village, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea — October 26, 2006


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Neon nightlife, Seoul, South Korea — October 2006


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Korean influenced Buddha image, Seoul, South Korea — October 2006


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Creek at Tongdosa temple, South Korea — October 31, 2004


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Roof tiles, Tongdosa temple, South Korea — October 31, 2004


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Tongdosa temple, South Korea — October 31, 2004


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Autumn foliage at Tongdosa temple, South Korea — October 31, 2004


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Tongdosa temple, South Korea — October 31, 2004


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Seoul business, South Korea — October 2006


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Traditional building, Korean Folk Village, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea — October 26, 2006


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Pagoda, Korean Folk Village, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea — October 26, 2006


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Traditional wedding, Korean Folk Village, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea — October 26, 2006


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Tongdosa temple musician


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Giant tonka in the Tongdosa museum, Yangsan City, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea


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View from Stephania’s apartment


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The suburbs of Seoul


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Party on board the Tian Ren


South Korea Journal Entries

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23 October, 2004

What a pleasant surprise! This is where I am now and it is great. My San Francisco friend Stephania lives here and has graciously offered me a place in the capital city. And this is what I find… Seoul has Soul: Modern city, spicy and nurturing food, brilliant people and extremely safe. I am content. It is autumn here, and I feel cold and see my breath for the first time in eons. The leaves are turning all colors of the rainbow and there are enough temples, mountains, rivers and cafes to explore for months. My film consumption allows Fuji stock to rise a point of two. We take a trip to the South-east of the country and visit more stunning temples and tombs and I can’t tell you the color of these leaves: Red, orange, yellow, green. Being a California kid, I am just not used to this foliage beauty. The sky is deep blue and everything is perfect. Unfortunately, I am leaving on a ferry for Beijing in several days to see Luke, the Great Wall, Tibet and the Middle Kingdom one last time… But that is a whole new adventure. Goodness. TBC…

Tian Ren (boat from Seoul to Tianjin)
26,463 tons 186.5 meters length 24.8 meters beam


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South Korea Route Map


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