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Old 04-21-12, 02:39 PM   #1
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Where in the World.....

So, I was on vacation last week. Can anyone guess where I went riding?
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Old 04-21-12, 02:56 PM   #2
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South Korea?
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Looks Asian. I'm guessing China.
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Tokyo. Seems we can all guess. Guessing correctly is another thing entirely.
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Seoul, South Korea. Google-fu came up with almost exactly the same pic of the Richensia. I couldn't make out the ic from the sign on the building, but Google filled it in for me.
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Seoul, South Korea. Google-fu came up with almost exactly the same pic of the Richensia. I couldn't make out the ic from the sign on the building, but Google filled it in for me.
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South Korea?
We have a winner and a runner up. Seoul, along the Han River. If you ever get there, you'll find over 200km of paved trails to explore.
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Why Seoul for a vacation? I've been told its just another very large city.
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I was in Korea in '71 while in the Air Force. Love it. Got to go back on business in '93. Seoul is great. Would love to visit again, and ride those mups.
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Why Seoul for a vacation? I've been told its just another very large city.
Because it is a large city it is easy to find food other than kimchi and restaurants where you don't need to sit on the floor.
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Last time I crossed the Han River was in the Korean War . . . the bridge had been blown.
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Why Seoul for a vacation? I've been told its just another very large city.
My trips mostly fell in winter and I remember it as very, very cold - physically and visually. During 2 trips one summer it was amazingly hot. Is it a country of temp extremes? .....or am I just jaded based on a limited number of experiences?
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My recollection during the Korean War of the weather:
Winters: minimal snow but 40 below zero. If you spit it would go 'plink' as the frozen liquid hit the ground. Wore about everything I owned when on night time guard duty/patrol.
Summer: quite hot and very smelly from all the human waste in the rice paddies. Used to wear a straw papasan hat; military did not approve! Got lectured by a colonel; told him: "Why don't you and I go for a stroll before the sun sets; you wear your choice of headgear and I'll wear my papasan hat . . let's see who gets shot at." Colonel answered: 'No on the walk, but you can wear your papasan hat.'
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Thanks Rudy for your service in "The Forgotten War" I'd love to see Korea and especially around Seoul. Many wonderful Korean friends from college.
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Most wars get forgotten eventually . . . seems we never learn.
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Why Seoul for a vacation? I've been told its just another very large city.
The purpose of the trip was to visit family that is working there for awhile. Seoul is the third largest metropolitan area on earth, behind Tokyo and Mexico, IIRC.

p.s. Pardon the delay in replying - the jet lag set me back for most of a week since our return.

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Old 04-24-12, 07:28 PM   #21
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Zona, loved your story. I love this kind of stuff.....unfortunately forgotten in today's world. Thanks!
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