Ilgwang in Busan, South Korea and Niko in Japan share the same Chinese character(日光). Japanese companies ran copper mines in both cities of the same name. During the period of Japanese occupation, some Koreans were relocated to work in Niko or stayed to work in Il-gwang. The now deserted mine, nestled underneath underpasses and scattered […]Read more "광산 마을 || Ilgwang Mine"
When I got back home from Asia this summer, I was looking forward to just catching back up with life. However, it just wasn’t it the cards just yet, at least for another few weeks. After I completed my last doctoral course (just have to write a dissertation now), I was off to Michigan for […]Read more "Michigan"
Our last day trip was to the city of Hiroshima. Hiroshima was the city I was most looking forward to since I have a deep interest in social studies and history, especially that of World War II. The five-hour train ride surprisingly didn’t feel as long as it actually was. Although, we definitely felt the […]Read more "Hiroshima, Japan"
Getting out of the mega-city of Tokyo was a nice break every couple days or so. It just so happened that after we got our rail passes that we decided to schedule a day trip outside of Tokyo about every other day. The bullet train ride from Tokyo to Kyoto was about three hours. When […]Read more "Kyoto, Japan"
Of course, Mount Fuji was at the top of our to-do list while in Japan. Driving in Japan is manageable in a physical sense, but perhaps not as feasible in a mental and emotional sense. Just getting out of Tokyo was an adventure in and of itself. Although, once we got moving, it wasn’t so […]Read more "Mount Fuji & Aokigahara"
After three days of struggling with a rental car in Tokyo, me and my two friends racked up a $300 parking bill, sideswiped a cement pole, and got stuck in what was essentially an alleyway (but is somehow used for cars). It took us a solid four hours to actually get the car out of […]Read more "Kawagoe, Japan"
Thus far, this summer has been filled with a lot of traveling and adventure to say the least. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting about my previous few weeks of summer travels and highlighting the places that I visited, people I met through the images I was able to capture with my […]Read more "Tokyo, Japan"