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Suyong River, Busan, South Korea

A few shots of the river from the walking path near our apartment. These were taken in 2007. There’s been so much development since then. I’ll have to do another post on before and current pictures of this area.

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Fall in Korea

These photos were taken with a crappy digital camera in 2004 when we had an especially cool fall, which made the trees turn deeper colors. The photos are from Jung-li, Masan City, South Korea. We arrived here October 31 2001 and stayed until May 2005. We so enjoyed our time teaching in Masan.

Koreans love these fall grasses

Koreans love these fall grasses

Korean feather reed grass

Korean feather reed grass

red maples outside our apartment

red maples outside our apartment

the river in fall

the river in fall

I walked along this river everyday. It was so peaceful. Jung-li is a suburb of Masan and is a very small community land wise. I could easily walk the whole town in a couple hours.

Wild flowers planted along the river

Wild flowers planted along the river

Communal gardens along the river

Communal gardens along the river

view from our apartment

view from our apartment

Travel Theme : Unexpected – The Co-Ed Turkish Bath

I have to reblog this hysterical description of Sue’s experience at the Turkish baths. A follow up to the Korean baths. I think the Turkish baths have to win out for ‘authentic value’!

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Ancient Turkish Bath Houses Ancient Turkish Bath Houses

Running ten minutes late we burst through the door of the hamam (Turkish bathhouse).

All that we three girlfriends knew about the Turkish baths was that there would be steam, possibly some scrubbing and massage…basically we were ‘newbies’ and not well researched. Our cycling guide had booked the appointment for us saying we would love it and this was an authentic experience.

The large Turkish gentleman ushered the three of us to a small change room. There he grunted and pointed to the cloths on the table and we gathered it was time to change. The image below gives you an idea of the material we had to work with.

Turkish Bath Towel

The cloths it turned out were rectangular and about 6 feet long and 2 1/2 feet wide. The three of us looked at each other hoping someone had the answer to how to cover the necessary…

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