South Korea

South Korea always came with short lay-overs for me and there was not much time to explore.

I only had time to go shopping. :) Mostly in Osan, one time in Seoul. We also had military base access so we did some shopping there as well, but mostly food related.

Unfortunately I only got to experience the culture walking the streets of Osan and enjoying the hotel. Yet, not bad at all. The hotel was owned and run by the Kim family and they treated us nicely. The place had a restaurant/meeting/computer room on the top floor and the food was cooked under our eyes by Korean women, in Korean style. Rice was with any meal, in any style. Breakfast included.

The top floor was a nice place to meet, eat and tell stories. What happened to the hotel now? I wonder if it changed hands as I can not see any resemblance with any hotel search I tried near the Air Force Base in Osan.

The Front Desk area had lots of movies on VCR tapes to borrow for free and each room had a VCR player. If too tired to go anywhere and if the body clock was upside down after the flights from Seattle, WA, we could sleep at day and watch movies during the night.

I wish I had more time and hope to go back to see more of the country. I know there is lots to see and experience. Centuries old palaces and temples are awaiting to reveal their beauty while still hiding long time forgotten secrets, stories and many lifetimes of political and life dramas. I would love to visit the beautiful natural sites and the waterfalls, mountains and rivers. Will I ever be back?

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    South Korea always came with short lay-overs for me and there was not much time to explore. I only had time to go shopping.  :) Mostly in Osan, one time in Seoul. We also had military base access so we did some shopping there as well, but mostly food related. Unfortunately I only got to experience...
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