Travel Blogs from Gangneung
... 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 ...
... to get their photo taken beside the rock. In Korea, the world stops for a photo opportunity. If you get enough people together you can rock this 16-tonne boulder a wee bit. Grace and I must need to eat more kimchi because we weren't strong enough to make it move this time.
Post-mountain ascent, we headed back into Sokcho to meet up with Josh and Heather on the beach. Two and a half hours later of walking the beaches and raw fish markets, we finally found ...
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 ...
... wide crevices. It’s as if they’ve been doing it since the cradle! They’re all quite chatty, sometimes travel in groups and take their walking seriously. It’s truly admirable to see, believe me!
It was a lovely hike up to the granite cliff. The walk passed thro’ autumn woods with resplendent colours on show: milky limes, pale yellows, dark evergreens, dying brown leaves, grass green diehards and the quintessentially gorgeous red ...
... a bike (free) and cycle around Yeongnangho lake and then head down to the lighthouse observatory. The lake itself sits to the eastern side of Sokcho and has a nice view of the Seorak mountains, including Ulsanbiwa, a rough craggy series of peaks. It also has its own big boulders, Bombawi, which offers you some views and some attempted rock climbing. I tried to get to the top, but gave up after only have sore elbows to show for it.
The cycle ...