Gyeongju… a South Korean cultural dream

Gyeongju A trip to South Korea has been on the books for me for many years. But if I was going to do the country justice, I wanted to see a bit more of it than just Seoul in the north. It led to my plans to travel around the country by train (similar to […]

Nagasaki… the jewel of Kyushu

Nagasaki One thing comes to mind instantly when you think about Nagasaki. Destruction. A city left in ruins after the devastating atomic bomb was dropped on it on August 9, 1945. It was the final straw for the ailing Japan who were already on their knees following a similar attack on Hiroshima three days earlier. […]