Busan to Hiroshima: into the rising sun

I didn’t have a lot of plans for Busan.  I basically just wanted to have a rest and eat a lot.  Both of which I managed to do.  I also had a brief stroll along the beach but it wasn’t exactly an idyllic location for relaxation. After a couple of nights in the city it…

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Tai’an to Qingdao: a ferry and a fork up

I’d come to Tai’an with one purpose: to climb Tai Shan, considered to be China’s holiest mountain and which has been worshipped since the 11th Century BC.  It has been climbed by countless emperors and other important people from Chinese history including Mao Zedong.  Soon it would be honoured by my ascent, I hoped anyway,…