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In Germany

By kanannie

Rugen Island: Where The Germans Summer

On 10, Aug 2013 | No Comments | In Germany, Travel | By kanannie

Don’t you hate people who use the word summer as a verb? Me too.


Driving on the autobahn from Berlin to Rugen Island

After spending a week in the city we were ready to head to Rugen Island in the northern part of Germany to explore the white cliffs and soak up some sun. The drive to Rugen Island took about 4 hours and it was the first time that we saw car wrecks on the autobahn. It was raining quite a bit for part of the trip and there were two separate accidents where the driver obviously overestimated his abilities and from the looks of it, flew off the road trying to take a turn at 200 km/hr. Thankfully they only hurt themselves since both scenes involved single cars.

Autobahn accident

A rare sight on the autobahn. Hope the driver is ok.

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In Korea

By kanannie

Jeju Island Is For (Food) Lovers

On 11, Jun 2013 | No Comments | In Korea, Travel | By kanannie

When we told people that we were going to South Korea for one leg of our RTW trip, almost everyone who was familiar with SK told us that we had to visit Jeju Island. They waxed poetic about the natural beauty of “honeymoon island” so we decided to check it out.

Jeju sunset.

Sunset over Jeju Island

Jeju is a small tropical island off the tip of South Korea and with airfares under $100 USD and a flight time of about 1 hour from Seoul, it’s great for a long weekend or a short side-trip. We spent 3 nights on Jeju Island and I’m proud to say that we ate most of the dishes that the island is known for. I’ll get into that later.

Blue lagoon at Cheonjeyeon Waterfall.

Blue lagoon at Cheonjeyeon Waterfall. I think it’s dye because that blue is just not natural.

Farmers harvesting garlic.

Harvesting garlic. Koreans looooove their garlic.

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