Sep 2 • 23M

South Korea Confidential: Exploring Busan on a little detour

In this episode: Our adventures in Busan, South Korea, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and coastal Japan (recorded 9/2/23 in Busan, South Korea)

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Christopher Elliott
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Iden Elliott
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Greetings from Busan, South Korea!

We thought we were on a coastal Japan cruise with Lindblad Expeditions, but yesterday, we took a detour to South Korea. And wow, what an adventure.

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This week’s question: Have you ever taken an unexpected detour on your travels? Please leave a comment, and we’ll read it — and respond — in our next podcast.

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South Korea had the most beautiful Buddhist temple we’ve seen so far. I’m not sure if Iden was checking his messages or taking a picture. I’ll go with taking a picture.

In the ancient capital of Gyeongju, all of the buildings — even the new ones — have the same traditional architecture. Makes for great photos.

The boys spent hours exploring the temples yesterday, and we still didn’t have enough time. If you go, give yourself at least half a day to see the sights.

Our visit to Hiroshima was unforgettable. We’ve never been to a museum where no one says a word, but spend a few hours in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and you will be alone with your thoughts. It’s as quiet as a church.

The convenience stores in Japan have everything. Iden has a lot to say about Japan’s 7-Elevens in this podcast. That’s been his go-to for lunch.

Don’t forget this week’s question: Have you ever taken an unexpected detour on your travels? We’ll read your comments in our next podcast.

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