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City Towers

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Seoul’s landmark with American spirit

A prominent city tower becomes a modern landmark, an observation tower, a city icon. Except for the Empire State Building in NYC, I’ve never been inside those city towers, nor have they been intentionally included in my itinerary. I was just contented to gaze from afar, and occasionally marveled its height. Most often I’d use it as point of reference, a lighthouse on land.

In Korea, the surrounding park and the path leading to Namsan peak in Seoul is excellent for walking, even at winter. So we walked to the top and then walked back down using a different route. It just so happen that Seoul Tower is on Namsan, close enough for me to take a snapshot at dusk – to document my walk.

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Taal Volcano Horses

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Horse carrying its keeper and its food, or maybe food for the working horses

Taal volcano is a regular tourist destination for visitors in Manila. But this post is not about it. Rather this is dedicated to those poor horses employed by the tourists. The horse’s job is to carry visitors who prefer not to walk to the top of Taal volcano and back. That’s their routine the whole day every day. Folks living in the volcano make money from these creatures by asking 500 pesos for the ride.

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Another horse carrying horse food

I think you don’t need to be extraordinarily fit to tread the same path as that of the horses. The trail is unchallenging. It took me just an hour of roundtrip walk with summit view appreciation. I heard a local says it’s about 4 kilometers to the top but I think he meant the roundtrip distance. It’s so easy. Too short for running though. So unless you consider horse riding an experience, walking is better especially on a just rained ground.

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Child tourist on a horse

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A grazing horse seen along the trail

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Loading dock for tourists riding a horse

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Obviously not a horse but this creature is welcome in this post too. See you can take a pause and appreciate a goat if you walk instead

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Another creature sighted at Taal Lake, the beginning and end of the Taal volcano walking tour

Winter Walk in Hida-Takayama

Some aimless unhurried walking late in the afternoon on the first day of calendar year 2015 in Hida-Takayama, a traditional city in Japan Alps.

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Graveyard

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I appreciate the English translation

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