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Trip to Japan and South Korea April 2014

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Japan was so beautiful!  The cherry  blossom season was a wonderful time to see the country; many afternoons were spent walking through the streets watching petals fall like snow and covering the sidewalk.   I really liked the green tea cream puff, and of course the sushi.  I saw a few monkeys, and took a Japanese pottery class in Kyoto.

Below are pictures of some of the food I ate.  The eel was extremely fresh.  The man stuck his hand in a bucket, grabbed a squirming eel, put it on the table and cut its head off.  You can see the grilled end product, also, below.  I couldn’t resist.

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Below are pictures of the island of Jeju in South Korea.  My first morning there I woke up to CNN’s breaking news of a sinking ferry.  It was a national tragedy. Unfortunately it also rained most of the time on Jeju…a sad time on Jeju!  I managed to get a lot of sightseeing in, regardless.  Apparently proper storage of squid is on top of a cart, tentacles falling of the edge.  Of course, I tried bites of everything.

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