Friday, June 10, 2011

The Japan Adventures Part 2: Juvenile interlude

Unfortunately, there is quite a lot pertaining to travelling from Busan, South Korea to Fukuoka, Japan that lends itself to juvenile humor. I figured it best to go ahead and just get it all out there so we can indulge the 13 year old boy lurking inside all of us and move on.

For starters, Fukuoka is NOT pronounced fuck you okay, no matter how much your brain wants to read it as such. It's foo-koo-oh-kah. And that subway station on the Fukuoka metro that's transliterated as Gofukumachi? Also not pronounced the way your brain is reading it.

It would be a lot easier to bypass the juvenile thoughts, were it not for the fact that the airport code of Busan is PUS (this comes from the fact that Busan - 부산 - was formerly Romanized as Pusan), and the airport code for Fukuoka is FUK. Sigh. There's just no getting around it.


Now that we've indulged in some juvenile humor, we can move on to the actual trip. Stay tuned for Part 3: Fukuoka to Beppu

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