Diary: Hello Florida!

I relapsed. I’ve been so good – I haven’t spent all of my money on Disney tsum tsums, I didn’t go out and get a Mickey tattoo on my forearm, and I didn’t post any Snaps with the caption, ‘MISSING DISNEY SO MUCH’. But then, a few weeks ago, I realized that my Universal Studios season pass…

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Diary: 2016 In The Big Apple

One more year, one more tally mark on the chalkboard. No, I’m not going to the Times Square Ball Drop, just like every other sane-minded New Yorker. If I wanted to stand around in the cold for six hours with people who don’t understand the concept of hygiene, I would be back at Disney World….

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Trip Report: Disneyland Resort, 10/28

A little bit of background first. I’m a Disney geek (in addition to everything else I am a geek about), and I had just returned from an eight-month internship at Walt Disney World in Florida, where I had the pleasure of having four of the world’s top theme parks literally on my doorstep. So I…

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I ♥ NY

Tonight is my last night in California. Tomorrow, early before dawn, I’ll be squished in the middle seat on a Delta economy flight, on my way to New York City to start the next chapter in my journey. So long, palm trees! So long, IN-N-OUT Burger! So long, referring to freeways by putting “the” in front…

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Korea: Visiting Our Northern Neighbors

  Many years ago, Billy Joel wrote a little-known song called We Didn’t Start The Fire. Some of the lyrics go like this: Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom Brando, The King and I, and The Catcher In The Rye I remember when we were learning this song in my middle school social studies class, no one…

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Korea: Morning Calm

It’s 6:30 AM here at the time of this writing, and I’m awake. I just wrapped up a phone call back in the States, and I simply can’t seem to fall back asleep. So here I sit in the living room, typing this out for wont of something to do. The sun is slowly rising,…

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Korea: Museums and intellectual things

It’s been a while since the last post. Chalk it up to a bruising touring schedule – over the past week, I must have walked at least 50 miles. But that’s what happens when you go backpacking in the south end of the country, a place with some of the most beautiful natural sights and…

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Korea: Chicken feet and eels and other everyday snacks

Every culture has their share of ‘weird’ food – Southeast Asia has balut, Scandinavia has lutefisk, the Aussies have Vegemite. But no culture possesses so many of them like Korea. The list goes on and on… Blood sausage, silkworm pupae, fermented fish heads, raw marinated crab, fermented fish, shrimp paste, dog soup… Yesterday, I got…

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Korea: Day One

So, as it turns out, my laptop charger isn’t compatible with the outlets in Korea with their different wattage. Which means that I’m stuck typing out this entry (and other future entries) on my diminutive iPad. First world problems, yes, but I’m more than a little miffed. I did make a promise to take you…

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Life In Korea: Redux

Longtime readers may remember that I lived in Korea for a few months in the summer of 2011, and covered my travels extensively (not extensive enough, though – I still have some things I forgot to post from way back when!). Well, here’s the kicker – I’m going back, and I’m bringing y’all with me….

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[Serial Novel] Tower of God: Book 1 – Chapter 4

Read from the beginning. < Previous Chapter                    Next Chapter > — — Book 1 – Chapter 4 1F – Headon’s Floor Part 4 — — “Arghhhh!” Night’s screams echoed hollow across the Lowest Floor as he struggled against the immovable black ball that now held his Black March…

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The Disney Diaries: One Month Later

Eight months really did go by in a blink of an eye. I think back on that one balmy January morning, my first day in Florida, and I remember my heart pounding in anticipation as I moved past the welcome banner strung up at the entrance to our check-in location. It’s happening, I remember telling…

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