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Golden Week 2012 - Part 3: Seoul
May 8, 2012 - Seoul, South Korea
Day 6 We had checked the train times and prices the day before and looked at our remaining money and made the decision to travel to Seoul in first class on the bullet train, something we could never afford to do in Japan.  It was fun and felt like a real treat, especially when we discovered all the free snacks , bottles of water, eye-masks...
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Golden Week 2012 - Part 2: Busan
May 8, 2012 - Busan, South Korea
Day 3 We woke up early to go to the ferry port to catch our jet foil to Busan in South Korea.  It took a while to get there and the check in queue was huge, but we made it on time and were excited about going to Korea.  We slept for most of the journey, which was only about 3 hours and then arrived in Busan in time for lunch.  We found our...
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Golden Week 2012 - Part 1: Fukuoka
May 8, 2012 - Fukuoka, Japan
Golden Week this year was a nine day holiday, so to make the most of it we decided to head to South Korea.  As Japan’s closest neighbour, we’d been meaning to visit for some time but never got round to it, and weekend trips seemed short and not really that convenient.  To make it a little bit different we decided to take a slightly...
Placed by Gemma in my travels while teaching abroad

April and May: Golden Week
June 14, 2010 - Oshima, Japan
These months saw the end of a long cold spell and the start of some warmer weather.  They also included the Golden Week holidays which we had been eagerly anticipating.  For Golden Week we had chosen to go to Oshima - an island which though technicaly is still part of Tokyo prefecture is over 100km south of Tokyo and belongs to the Izu seven...
Placed by Gemma in my travels while teaching abroad