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Seogwipo is a city on the southern coast of Jeju Island. It is a bizarre place. The majority of visitors go there for the duty-free shopping and natural wonderment. There is a chocolate museum called Chocolate Land, adorned with Asian Santas and Greek sculpture. There are also naturally-occurring waterfalls, volcanic valleys, and an arched bridge which is completely bananas. There is also a music museum with a floating faucet head in front. Seogwipo is also the site of one of the 2002 World Cup stadiums which is used for film screenings and national soccer matches. This place is nuts.

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Pier 40

This place is amazing, and soccer in the cold rain is starting to grow on me. Located on the West Side Highway and W. Houston St, Pier 40, an outdoor, multi-sport artificial-turf field, extends out onto the H. Hudson River to house the equivalent of 3-4 soccer fields. Pier 40 is home to approximately 2,200 long-term parking spaces, kayaks, and Hudson River Park offices. Around the entire perimeter of Pier 40 is a public esplanade. There are also indoor and outdoor athletic fields with uses that range from soccer and football to rugby and baseball. Surely, this is my next photo shoot location. After a late-night game like last night with soaked uniforms and injuries to nurse, all you want to do is look at books, open the day’s mail, play with puzzles, read, and dry-off.

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