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weblog Korea Feb 06


weblog Korea Feb 06Quick typing, we just arrived back home after driving more than 1000 kilometers in 33 hours. Sight seeing the Japanese (or of course Korean) way. I posted some pictures and comments here. Have fun. (posted by Jitze, 25/02/06)
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Yesterday my colleagues suggested to have a Mongolian barbecue lunch. After laughing I realised it was not a joke, apparantly Mongolians developed a barbecue thing, at least the Korean Mongolians or Mongolian Koreans. Anyhow, if you are interested, go to the Chongro tower (see restaurant reviews, same building were Top Cloud is located). In the food court (basement) you will find the grillnstick Mongolian barbecue restaurant. I want to eat there a second time before writing the actual restaurant review. (posted by Jitze, 23/02/06)
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We lived in Kazakhstan. We know it is a corrupted Country. Therefore this news doesn't come as a surprise. And the Kazakh Government is upset if an entertainer makes jokes about the country? They should be ashamed that things like this happen, they deserve some critical entertainment. By the way, what do you think of the 'official' investigation mentioned in the second part of the story about Zamanbek Nurkadilov. Shot twice in the chest and once in the head, outcome: suicide! (posted by Jitze, 21/02/06)
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I was just writing a part of our holiday story and of course I did my best to put in some links. When you read the story you probably will notice that Jitze had some Tiger Beers during our holiday. A good Dutch guy as he is, even during his holiday he is supporting the Dutch economy, Tiger Beer comes from Asia Pacific Breweries and that is the same as ...........
(posted by Christina, 20/02/06)
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I wanted to publish the pictures of our holiday earlier but I am just lazy. They are now available here. Christina will write the story this week. Just check in a couple of days if she did her part of the job. (posted by Jitze, 19/02/06)
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After you finish looking at the pictures of that fishing guy you might want to play a simple game. Try the greedgame. You start with 20 different coins. Trade them with other players in order to gain more different coins. There are 92 coins in total. It should keep you busy for at least another 5 hours. (posted by Jitze, 17/02/06)
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I don't know what to write because I am bored.



Yes, that's it!! What to think of this Korean television channel showing people fishing or talk for hours about fishing.



And it's on air 24 hours per day.


After a long boring day of fishing you can watch more bored people on this channel. It's about the same as looking at these pictures for 5 hours. Be my guest. :) (posted by Jitze, 17/02/06)
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I can imagine that you don't want to see nuclear blast pictures, you want usefull information about Seoul or South Korea. Therefore info if you get sick in Korea; a list with hospitals in Seoul. In Korea they don't have a so called 'family doctor'. If you are sick you go to the hospital. In the Netherlands, as in many other European countries, this is unusual. You first go to your family doctor, he will diagnose and arrange for an appointment at the hospital. Forget about this step in Korea. You have a bad cold, soar stomach? Just go to the hospital, you will be surprised how efficient they work. At least they don't have long waiting lists here. This aspect of medical healthcare for sure works faster and better than medical healthcare in the Netherlands. (posted by Jitze, 16/02/06)
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What do you think this is? If you think it's the latest Lava Lamp design you are wrong.



Answer: An atomic blast in a very, very, very early stage (Operation Tumbler-Snapper (1952; kiloton range). Roughly 1 ms after detonation). More incredible pictures here and here. The exposures of the camera are at 1/100,000,000ths of a second. Try to Imagine how fast that is or at least try to pronounce the shutter speed out loud. (posted by Jitze, 15/02/06)
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This one is nice, the 15 best Skylines in the world. Of course you can argue about which one should be number one. Seoul is mentioned in the listing and from our roof terass we also have a splendid view, especially at night. (posted by Jitze, 14/02/06)
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Interested in some cultural events in Korea? The Tourism organisation has a cultural events calendar. But why are there no international events scheduled? It looks like the Hermit Kingdkom strikes again. :) (posted by Jitze, 14/02/06)
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Back in Seoul and our garden is covered with snow. After two weeks of perfect tropical weather with almost no rain at all back to this cold and dry Korean winter. Probably tommorow we will write more about our holiday, including nice pictures.(posted by Jitze, 11/02/06)
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