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Friday, July 27, 2007

Damien Rice cancels Pentaport Festival tour

Cancelled appearance for festivals in Japan & Korea - 26 Jul 2007

"It is with due thought and consideration that we are sorry to announce our decision to cancel Damien's appearance at festivals in Japan (Fuji Rocks Festival) and Korea (Pentaport Festival) this coming weekend.This years busy touring and traveling has taken its toll on Damien's health and due to exhaustation we must cancel our scheduled appearances at these events in the longer term interest of protecting his voice.Having never cancelled an appearance to date, we are really disappointed not to be making the trip and send warm wishes for a beautiful festival."

In December I'm going to Thailand. I haven't done much traveling. I have only 4 months left in Korea and need to decide which parts to see. Tough decision! I hear Jeju Island is a must. My year long vacation is literally 2 DAYS (yes 2 days) because the 5 days in mid-August include a weekend and a National Holiday.

Does anyone have a recommendation?

Today I got this offer from a Korean friend. Sounds good to me. Day/weekend trips can be the most fun. Have you been to Gang-Won province?

"hey~ when is your vacation? my vacation is next week (8. 2 ~ 8. 5) i don;t decide what to do exactly but maybe i'll visit mom' mother in gang-won province i told you she has villa there. you and kyle can come with me. you wanna in? it takes 2hrs (or 2and half hrs) usually to get to there by bus. i don't know how many rooms left yet. the villa is 2 floor bld. there are 5 rooms (3 are one bed room, 2 are two bed room) except grand mom's room. and there are barbecue grill, plot for vegetable, little shed, stream (tiny one) around villa. there are water park, ski resort, river around that area. " - Tae Hun


Edward said...

Hey Eva,

Jejudo is nice. Sorta like a Korean Hawaii. Busan is nice. Great seafood and sushi. Too bad you can't go during the Film Fest. Kyongju is nice if you want to see Korean history.

Here is my blog on my trip to Korea. If you want to see pics during my time at Jeju, let me know and I'll post some up.

Helena said...

I've never been anywhere near Gangwon province but it would be cool to go to Soraksan. I'll put that on my list of things to do someday.

Eva Karrin McKinnon said...


Thanks for the advice! I've heard a couple of people say Busan is the most beautiful city they've seen.

And thanks for the link! Very interesting blog. I can add it to my link list if you want- tomorow because it's 3:30 AM here,


Soraksan huh? ;) We'll see!

Anonymous said...

aren't you legally supposed to have two weeks paid leave minimum?

Eva Karrin McKinnon said...

Helena - ISO 3200

WangKon936 said...

Hey, thanks for the nice words about my blog. It's old and I got lazy and didn't finish it. It was written for all my friends curious about my trip so instead of telling the story dozens of times, I just wrote it online and just gave people the link. Also, it's only chronicling 7 days, half my time there. You'll notice that I explain a lot about Korean culture in the blog because many in the audience are not Korean.

I have another blog at It's theme relates to Korean American issues.

Another blog (not mine) you may like is this one:

Michael said...

Gyeongju, Jeju and Gangwon (Soraksan and Chuncheon) were always my favourite places to visit. Jeolla's nice, too - green tea plantations, the weird temples in Jinan and Jeonju.

So many cool places.

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