What I did on my summer vacation (BWW).

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What I did on my summer vacation (BWW).

Postby Scot » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:36 am

Hi Everyone,
Egads- it's been busy and I haven't made it over here as often as I would like. How is everybody doing? Still enough Diet Coke going around?
Spent a large part of June in Asia for one of my classes -had a GREAT time and am already planning a return trip - to tour observatories of China and Thailand - hopefully in 2014.

First stop: Seoul.
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Yes, that's Psy playing on the bus from the airport.


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Lots of yummy street food.

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Local scenery


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Would you bank here?


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Yes, this guard was falling asleep.


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The obligatory Imperial Palace shot.


Seoul seemed like a not quite as developed Tokyo. 98% Korean cars on the
streets. Yummy food and friendly people. Next up Beijing:



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We stayed in the Las Vegas of Beijing. Every auto manufacturer
with cars over $200K except Bugatti had a showroom within
a block of our hotel.


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Meanwhile, this was the view out back.


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MMM, Hot pot!


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The Great Wall was beautiful with the clouds and mist.


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Vintage art street side shop.


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A small brew pub buried deep in the hutongs.


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Roof top bar.


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NBA China. Who knew? 300 Million fans in China!


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And no, I didn't actually drink that. ;)


Next up. Hanoi, Vietnam.


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Ho Chi Minh's humble (former) abode.


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Money laundering?

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What's wrong with this picture?


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Halong Bay was amazing!


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Yes, I was really there.

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The food was great and cheap!


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Amd this was a really bizarre bar. And no, the band didn't play any VT
covers. But they did play Psy.


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Spot the astronomer?


I really enjoyed Hanoi. It was real, alive, vibrant and really good food!
Then, on to Bangkok, Thailand.


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You just can't get away from this guy!


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Eh?



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Nope. No actual women on the stage.

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Yes, those are illuminated bananas on those -ahem- ladies.


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Oh, some bridge over some river or something.


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This looks pretty cool in stereoscopic 3d!


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This little fella' was actually pretty big....


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A nice little jazz club. And yes, someone requested Take 5.


Last stop, the DMZ:


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Yup, that's what North Korea looks like.



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These women were quite excited to have taken my photo!


Hope you're all getting to see some of the summer tour. Don't forget about TengBase!!


-scot
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Re: What I did on my summer vacation (BWW).

Postby cmooreNC » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:09 pm

Thanks for sharing all of that, Scot. Looks like you've been having an awesome summer! :D
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Re: What I did on my summer vacation (BWW).

Postby Ang Mo » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:42 pm

Incredible photos Scot! Thanks for sharing your summer adventures. I have to admit I envy you. What a cool way to spend a summer.
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Re: What I did on my summer vacation (BWW).

Postby Michele » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:17 pm

Thanks for sharing your pics, Scot!

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Re: What I did on my summer vacation (BWW).

Postby aaparallel » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:48 pm

Love it! Thanks for sharing. :D
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Re: What I did on my summer vacation (BWW).

Postby Scot » Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:46 am

It was a great trip. But always nice to come home, too. :)
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Re: What I did on my summer vacation (BWW).

Postby wolding » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:36 pm

Hi Scott,
Thanks for the pics. I was very interested to see your behind-the-scenes pics in Vietnam and Thailand.
I am also happy that you were able to visit Korea - my favorite destination. Were you able to see ChomSongDae? As an astronomer, you would like to know about the oldest observatory in Asia.
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This pic is from my second trip in 1998.
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