August 9, 2014
The third day of jet lag led me to an early bike ride & the baked eggs that often follow. These ones came with Moroccan spices & conversation about late summer road trips through the American  southwest.  (at Gjelina)

The third day of jet lag led me to an early bike ride & the baked eggs that often follow. These ones came with Moroccan spices & conversation about late summer road trips through the American southwest. (at Gjelina)

August 5, 2014
Recently heard sleep called “rehearsing for death”, so when I couldn’t sleep at 4:45, I did something about it. An 84-year-old Texan named Bubba (no shit) and I hiked Diamond Head before the tourist buses arrived. His Japanese wife is on vacation, and since “her family don’t speak no English,” he’s here in Honolulu, riding his moped and listening to Johnny Cash on his Walkman.  (at Top Of Diamond Head, Oahu)

Recently heard sleep called “rehearsing for death”, so when I couldn’t sleep at 4:45, I did something about it. An 84-year-old Texan named Bubba (no shit) and I hiked Diamond Head before the tourist buses arrived. His Japanese wife is on vacation, and since “her family don’t speak no English,” he’s here in Honolulu, riding his moped and listening to Johnny Cash on his Walkman. (at Top Of Diamond Head, Oahu)

August 3, 2014
On the basement level of the largest department store I’ve ever seen – Korea now holds all of the top five – are these impossibly cute pastries. If only they’d survive the flight home.  (at D Cube City)

On the basement level of the largest department store I’ve ever seen – Korea now holds all of the top five – are these impossibly cute pastries. If only they’d survive the flight home. (at D Cube City)

August 2, 2014
Sunset over Seoul’s Times Square. @jdanielwatkins and I got the hookup for our accommodations.  (at Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Times Square 코트야드 메리어트 호텔)

Sunset over Seoul’s Times Square. @jdanielwatkins and I got the hookup for our accommodations. (at Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Times Square 코트야드 메리어트 호텔)

August 2, 2014
You’d be forgiven for not first noticing that it’s 11pm. Street side barbecue, carnival games, university students looking to practice their English. We received invitations for friendly competition to play darts (immediately accepted) and arm wrestle (after a few beers). (at Siheung Si, Gyeonggi Do)

You’d be forgiven for not first noticing that it’s 11pm. Street side barbecue, carnival games, university students looking to practice their English. We received invitations for friendly competition to play darts (immediately accepted) and arm wrestle (after a few beers). (at Siheung Si, Gyeonggi Do)

July 30, 2014
Unexpected views of the Gwangandaegyo Bridge, Haeundae Beach, & the Busan Sailing Club from tonight’s last-minute AirBNB.  (at Haeundae Beach, Busan)

Unexpected views of the Gwangandaegyo Bridge, Haeundae Beach, & the Busan Sailing Club from tonight’s last-minute AirBNB. (at Haeundae Beach, Busan)

July 30, 2014
Buddha sits in the shadow of some awesome paint detail.  (at 해동용궁사 Haedong Yonggungsa)

Buddha sits in the shadow of some awesome paint detail. (at 해동용궁사 Haedong Yonggungsa)

July 30, 2014
One of the few temples not located in the mountains, this 14th century example provided the faintest illusion of a sea breeze.  (at Haedong Younggungsa Temple)

One of the few temples not located in the mountains, this 14th century example provided the faintest illusion of a sea breeze. (at Haedong Younggungsa Temple)

July 29, 2014
Busan’s got a thing for neon. The techno music never stops, and the bridge is spitting out some Daft Punk laser show.  (at Gwangan Bridge)

Busan’s got a thing for neon. The techno music never stops, and the bridge is spitting out some Daft Punk laser show. (at Gwangan Bridge)

July 28, 2014
Behind the rest stop in Gyeonbuk. Traveling between Seoul & Busan, Korea’s second city. This haze has been almost ever-present, absorbing the city lights at night and leaving the impression that the sky is never truly dark.  (at 선산휴게소)

Behind the rest stop in Gyeonbuk. Traveling between Seoul & Busan, Korea’s second city. This haze has been almost ever-present, absorbing the city lights at night and leaving the impression that the sky is never truly dark. (at 선산휴게소)

July 28, 2014
"Daniel ordering a big ass bowl of Jjamppong and it appearing seconds later" is probably how I would describe Korea so far. (at Jeongwang-dong)

"Daniel ordering a big ass bowl of Jjamppong and it appearing seconds later" is probably how I would describe Korea so far. (at Jeongwang-dong)

July 26, 2014
King Sejong statue in northern Seoul. The Gyeongbokgung Palace is in the background. To the right is a one of many huge fleets of Korean police, who are attempting to keep the peace as the parents of ferry disaster victims stage a hunger strike protest. (at Statue of King Sejong)

King Sejong statue in northern Seoul. The Gyeongbokgung Palace is in the background. To the right is a one of many huge fleets of Korean police, who are attempting to keep the peace as the parents of ferry disaster victims stage a hunger strike protest. (at Statue of King Sejong)

July 25, 2014
Mt. Fuji over Japan. Thanks to my new Iranian friend Fariborz – who, at age 62, put “Nomad” as his occupation on his immigration card – for making sure I didn’t miss this shot. (at Mt. Fuji)

Mt. Fuji over Japan. Thanks to my new Iranian friend Fariborz – who, at age 62, put “Nomad” as his occupation on his immigration card – for making sure I didn’t miss this shot. (at Mt. Fuji)

July 24, 2014
✅ JFK-LAX-HNL. Getting started early on the unrecognizable noodles before the last leg to 🇰🇷, but first LOOK AT THAT WATER. (at Ko Olina Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii)

✅ JFK-LAX-HNL. Getting started early on the unrecognizable noodles before the last leg to 🇰🇷, but first LOOK AT THAT WATER. (at Ko Olina Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii)

July 13, 2014
Happy Bastille Day, frenchies. I celebrated with a croque monsieur and a genuine effort to enjoy Kronenbourg.  (at FRENCH MARKET CAFE)

Happy Bastille Day, frenchies. I celebrated with a croque monsieur and a genuine effort to enjoy Kronenbourg. (at FRENCH MARKET CAFE)

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