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Gyeongju (20 to 23 October 2023)

Gyeongju is, according to Lonely Planet “stuffed to the hills with history”.  A fair assessment. Despite having a population of 280,000, the centre feels more like a town built around a huge country park thanks…

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Andong Hahoe (18 to 20 October 2023)

From Seoul we took a bus east to Andong.  With a population of 185,000, it’s a market and university town with a laid back feel. It’s a pleasant place to knock around in, but our…

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Korean DMZ (17 October 2023)

When Japan’s occupation of the Korean Peninsula ended upon its defeat in WWII, the Soviet army advanced from the north, the US army from the south.  Roughly dividing the peninsula in half, the 38th parallel…

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Seoul (13 to 18 October 2023)

After a few days in Paris revisiting old haunts, we flew to Seoul.  South Korea has been on our radar for a while.  Would it be a sign of food obsession to admit it had…

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Nice (3 to 7 October 2023)

In 2021, Nice was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as “Nice, Winter Resort Town of the Riviera”. It started in the first half of the 1700s when the city became a favoured destination…

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