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... to keep Indi still so we spent a bit of our time taking it in turns to
chase her, she just ran wild! The lunch itself was brilliant again though. A
man brough of a silver plate stacked high with what looked like lots of
vegetables, he poured the plate full into the wok in he middle of our table and
it all started cooking. There was big chunks of chicken in there, rice cake,
sweet potato and lots of cabbage. Next he brought over thick noodles and ...
... bit more worrying than climbing up, but also much quicker. I could feel my knees complaining about half way down... But down in only 1 hour area 2 hours up, not bad for an apparently 4 hour round trip! I took a rest, ate my hiking snacks and tried the cable car upmthenother side of the mountain cluster. But again no joy, just more cloud. So at the base I spooked some motivation in a cup (hot coffee) and set out for the easier shorter hike along a waterfall. And well it ...
On Wednesday it was part two of the boys trip - this time to a penis park. Yes, really. A park full of phallic sculptures!
First up, on the way to Samcheok we caught the 'sea-train'. This train had been remodelled so all the seats faced sidewards to the sea, so tourists can get maximum sea views. It was an awful day's weather but the train ride was a lot of fun thanks to a train full of school children and a ...
Sunday 16th October 2011 – Seoul to Sokcho
I arrived at the Express Bus Terminal, as instructed by the Tourist Information Centre and took a comfortable bus to Sokcho. The bus stopped for a 15 minute break, where a guy came running up to me just before I returned to the bus and gave me a brand new bag of cakes. I laughed and said no, but he looked very hurt and insisted I had them. They must have cost him at least 4,000 won.
Sitting on ...
... up Ulsanbawi is given 4. Really, this is only for the last 800 metres or so. The other 3km is a leisurely stroll alongside a river, and up through a beautiful forest littered with amazing boulders. So it was a peaceful hike past rest spots with primary coloured umbrellas, offering more berry wine. This time, the BF's wallet escaped unscathed. Just before the final slog comes Gyejoam Hermitage, still manned by Buddhist monks, ...