February 24, 2013

Sunchoen – 순천

After a very amazing breakfast, we hit the road again and headed more down south. The mountains were steep but riding downhill in between was fun. We stopped at the Huaeom Temple (화엄사) for a rest and continued our journey shortly after. Later we checked in a Jjimjilbang and have a relaxing stay.

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February 23, 2013

Namwon – 남원

Today was very sunny and very tiring. At first I thought my body gave up and every kilometre was painful. Then in Jeongju after 40km I realized that I was riding with a flat tire. I got it fixed and from there things went smoothly. Then we arrived in Imsil and there was no place to […]

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February 22, 2013

Nonsan – 논산시

Arrived in Nonsan. First snowy then rain…

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February 20, 2013

South Korea – One More Time

It has been a long time since my last post, therefore a brief summary and after that an explanation of my whereabouts.

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December 11, 2012

Winter is coming – 冬到来

Just right after Halloween had ended, the enterprises in Japan switched their decoration to Christmas inspired themes. So starting from November I could listen to Christmas songs while I went shopping, and admire Santa Claus figurines advertising the latest products. Autumn is known to be the finest season in Kyoto and therefore thousands of domestic and international […]

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October 26, 2012

Things you should do in Japan

As my time in Japan is slowly coming towards an end I started thinking about if I really have made good use of my time so far and what I am still missing. I came up with this list: Visit at least 3 major Islands (Honshu, Kyushu, Hokkaido, Shikoku, Okinawa) Do Karaoke until dawn Stay […]

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September 25, 2012

Chapter II – 第二章

The summer vacation is almost at its end and autumn is getting closer. The first semester is definitely over now and changes came with the vacation. Our dormitory was almost empty at the beginning of the vacation but now it is filled up with people again. Almost four dozen new students brought new life into the empty […]

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September 2, 2012

Back in Kyoto

At around 7 am I took the local train to get closer to the next parking area. The way was rather far and I was exhausted when I arrived at my hitchhiking site. But the effort was worth it.

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August 31, 2012

パウロ in Nagasaki

In the 16th century the Portuguese came to Japan and brought trade and Christianity. The Emperor of Japan tolerated the new religion at first, but soon it was banned. There used to be three Japanese Christians who got baptised with the name Paulus (パウロ).

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