Hello from Jeju


These little guys are all over the place. Jeju Island, that is. Korea. Survived three flights to get here (the flat bed from Chicago to Seoul was the best bit!). By way of a change, a few pictures I’ve snapped off this last two days:


I found these guys wandering around Incheon Airport as part of the official cultural entertainment. All very formal – and interesting – but the mix with frantic travellers pushing their trolleys full of duty frees doesn’t really go with the old-style costumes.


Here’s a graphic of Jeju’s star attraction taken at Jeju’s star attraction – the sign made a better composition than trying to photograph a volcanic cone from underneath – and I wasn’t for climbing up it given my current leg issues. Far too many people to appreciate it, really.


We walked (or rather limped in my case) through a lava tube, something else Jeju is famous for.


…and a less-modern form of transport, at a ‘folk’ museum.

Everyone, especially the family that is hosting me, really friendly; less sure about the food. Too many strange body parts of sea creatures swimming in strange liquids for my taste but, if you live on an island, I guess that goes with the territory.


Probably fewer posts than usual for the next few days. I’ve also managed to disable my Facebook page, just in case anyone is wondering. It was bothered by my logging in from Korea and I seem to have answered a security question wrong and locked the account. I don’t recall ever setting a security question, to be honest, so I need to scratch my head about this one. Oh well…

I’ll cut the customary book adverts too, and just finish with a few of our more usual fitness images.

In my view, arms are better than legs right now, given the state of mine. We’ll go there first:





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by Benjo Arwas


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…and, to finish for now because I’m messed up by the time difference, another ‘take’ on the arms… the handstand on parallel bars:


‘Bye for now.

About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...
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