1) This blog is about a journey I am embarking on: code name Adventure South Korea (ASK)! Because it is about a journey I needed something suitably journey-ish for my title so I looked for all sorts of references to various winding paths, roads less traveled, single steps, becoming something, being a stranger, writing and/or reading a new page, etc. Finally I settled on a 'voyage', but I wanted it to be Korea-related. Lo and behold! Korea apparently had the world's first iron-clad ships known as turtle ships, or Geobukseon. While the iron-clad claim is controversial (given contemporary Korean sources), the story goes that these warships were resurrected by Admiral Yi Sun-sin from pre-existing designs to combat invading Japanese forces during the Joseon Dynasty. Given that Admiral Yi is famous for his naval victories, I would say they did their job effectively. Long story short: voyage implies water implies boat + Korea = Iron-Clad Turtle.
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3) All the other blog names I wanted were taken. I probably tried at least fifteen.