South Korea Round the Island – Day 6 – Jeungdo -Salt farm & Korean Traditional Wedding in Jeonju

Scenic Rusty Korea – Day 6  Jeungdo -Slow City Jeungdo Island is also known as a “slow city” due to its laid-back farming lifestyle and small population.  It is also famous for its unspoiled nature and clean waters.  It was very windy when we arrived in the morning. What do we have in Jeungdo Island?  Jeungdo …

South Korea Round the Island – Day 5 – Bulguksa Temple & Seokguram Grotto & Juknokwon Bamboo Forest

Scenic Rusty Korea  – Day 5  Bulguksa Temple – UNESCO World Heritage Site Early in the morning we departed to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bulguka Temple.  It took us about 1 hour drive from Daegu, where we stayed last night.  The Bulguksa temple was located on the slopes of mount Toham, Gyeongju city, North Gyeongsang province. …

South Korea Round the Island – Day 4 – Pyeongchang Uiyaji Wind Village & Daegu

Day 4 – Scenic Rusty Korea  Delpino Golf & Resort We had 2 nights stayed in this wonderful resort which is surrounded by the beautiful mountains.  This morning we had our breakfast next to the window which allowed us to enjoy the amazing view with the sunrise. The variety of the breakfast were quite huge …

South Korea Round the Island – Day 3 – Mt Seorak and Jeongdongjin Railway

Day 3 – Mt Seorak and Jeongdongjin Railway Delpino Golf & Resort We had breakfast in Delpino Golf & Resort, the range of breakfast was fantastic.   We could see beautiful mountain view from the restaurant where we had our breakfast too. Delpino is very big and it is located in the mountain, it is also …

South Korea Round the Island – Day 1 & 2 – Nami Island

Scenic Rusty Korea 8D6N with Chan Brothers – Day 1 & 2 We choose this tour mainly because this package did not include Jeju Island.  We wanted to do Jeju Island on our own next time.  Not this time. This was my second time to Korea, my first was almost 10 years back and it …

Japan 8 days self drive in Central Region – Summary Itinerary

Japan 8 days self drive in Central Region – Summary Itinerary We like to self drive within Japan outskirt cities, driving within major big cities is not recommended due to the heavy traffic and extremely narrow roads.  Most sign are posted in “Romaji”- in English which is readable for foreigner. If you read Kanji/Chinese Character, …

Japan 8 days self drive in Central Region – Day 8 – Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture

Japan 8 days self drive in Central Region – Day 8 – Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture  Hakone Hotel Kowakien This hotel is well located in a beautiful garden.  It was very pleasant to walk around the huge garden and admire the beautiful scenery early morning after we woke up. It was very nice to see the …

Japan self drive in Central Region – Day 7 – Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture

Japan Self Drive in Central Region – Day 7 – Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture  Hotel Mt. Fuji The weather was really great when we woke up in the morning in Hotel Mt.Fuji, we took more pictures from the garden with Mt Fuji at our background.  It was a sunny day but with strong winds.  It was a …

Japan 8 days Self drive in Central Region – Day 6 – Mt Fuji, Yamanashi Prefecture

Japan 8 days Self Drive in Central Region – Day 6 – Mt Fuji, Yamanashi Prefecture  Matsumoto Castle This morning we checked out early from our hotel and went to visit the Matsumoto Castle. Matsumoto Castle is one of the oldest castle in Japan, it is also called “Crow Castle” due to its black exterior. …

Japan 8 days self drive in Central Region – day 5- Matsumoto city, Nagano Prefecture

Japan 8 days self drive in Central Region – day 5  – Matsumoto city in Nagano Prefecture  Early hot spring bath in Hotel Morinokaze Tateyama Since the hotel provided the hot spring bath with very beautiful mountain view, I took the opportunity to rise early and soaked in the outdoor hot spring.  Outdoor hot spring …