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Old 09-19-2014, 08:38 AM   #1
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Japan to South Korea 8 days solo ride report

Hi guys,

Hello after a long period of dormancy. I live in Japan and recently did a 8 days trip of South Korea peninsula. Ride report at the link to my blog below, Apologies for not writing it here directly.

Hope you enjoy the report and the pics/video.

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Old 09-19-2014, 12:55 PM   #2
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Wonderful ride esp in a part of the world we dont get to see very often here on ADV. Enjoyed the lively narration & crisp pics. I dont know much about Jap & Korean food, but they look super yummy.

Btw, I am from Bangalore. Where are you from? I hope to be doing a 2-up bike trip with wife in Japan sometime in the future so maybe I could get some route tips from you.

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Old 09-20-2014, 12:00 AM   #3
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Good report! I'm from the kangwon providence and am very familiar with the area you rode. I rarely meet any korean americans from my providence. Sucks that I never got the chance to ride even when I was in the US military stationed in Korea. Dakalbi is pretty good, you gotta go with a bigger group so you can enjoy the fried rice afterwards! I saw you do noodles, so you could that instead as well. Highway 1 along the coast is a pretty good ride all the way up to the northwest corner of South Korea. Thanks for bringing back a lot of memories!!
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Old 09-20-2014, 12:04 AM   #4
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Glad you enjoyed it.

I sure wish we had a way (I'm in South Korea right now) to let people know we're here...the roads ARE fantastic, and we love to show them off!
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Old 09-20-2014, 06:51 AM   #5
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Took my band on tour through Japan twice. It is such a wonderful country and full of great roads. I found myself wishing I had my motorcycle with me.

Great ride report. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-20-2014, 06:44 PM   #6
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What a beautiful country, thanks. FYI the colored balls hanging on the power lines are to warn low flying aircraft.
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Old 09-20-2014, 08:13 PM   #7
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Phantom memorial. LOL. I don't think the non-desis would get it though.

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Old 09-20-2014, 08:50 PM   #8
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Great report.
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Old 09-21-2014, 08:36 AM   #9
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I loved this. I'd love to do a SK - Japan trip one day.

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Old 09-21-2014, 05:54 PM   #10
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Great report, I spent some time in South Korea. This makes me want to go back.
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Old 09-23-2014, 02:06 AM   #11
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Thank you all and I am glad you enjoyed the post. Good to hear compliments from fellow riders across the world!

Haroon, I am from Central India originally. Bhilai if you know the place. For you and anyone coming to Japan, if you want to ride just let me know in advance, I won't say I have ridden whole Japan but still I have done QUITE A LOT across Japan and would be happy to help and even ride together if I can. Japan is a beautiful country (you can see my other posts at, prefectures on the right hand menu on top page) and I am sure you will enjoy it.

G-Wing, thanks for clarifying, makes sense...!

Kumatae, thanks, I was advised to try the fried rice by after dam ghalbi by many people however I didn't get the chance or perhaps didn't get it served as I was alone. Nonetheless, had to leave something for next time :)
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Old 09-23-2014, 03:45 AM   #12
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Super Good report, I was sationed in S. Korea back in the day and never got to do much personal travel.

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Nicely done, great photos!
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:35 AM   #14
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