Modern Asia

downtown Daegu, South Korea

The traveling bug runs in my family. My mom has sailed the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and lived in Germany, Venezuela, Mexico and in the two largest cities in the U.S., Los Angeles and New York. She promised to be supportive in my summer travels as long as I stuck around in Florida long enough to get my degree (for the love of Pete!).

Passport and plane ticket to Tokyo

As a result of living in the same state for more than two years for summer break 2010, I felt compelled to travel as far away as I could without breaking the bank.

Luckily, I have a friend who is teaching English in Korea and who also has a couch. This made the trip much more affordable and allowed me to visit the following cities: Daegu, Busan and Seoul in Korea and Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima in Japan.


Daegu, South Korea