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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 ...
Korea celebrated Buddha's Birthday this weekend. Grace, Josh, Heather and I headed out to the eastern part of the country and visited Seoraksan National Park for a three day weekend. It's an outdoor enthusiast's dream: hiking, mountains, fresh air, dragons, forests, and waterfalls. We arrived on Saturday by bus from Seoul to the lovely mountain and coastal city of Sokcho. As you get closer to the coast, the mountains start to appear through the fog. It reminded me of places ...
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 ...
... some time to discern routes, bus timetables and hours of walking, before we all felt we were better informed of the options. Then it was time to return to my luxury room, to enjoy the pleasures of luxury living!!
Monday 17 October 2011 – Seoraksan NP
After some much appreciated sugar frosties and milk (a long time since I’ve had cereal!), with two coffees, I was ready to join Ofer (my Israeli friend) for a hike to Ulsan Bawi. I found ...
... timing-wise, but I would probably not do it this way again in hindsight if only to spare myself the time stress. Landed at Busan at 6 AM, but found out that my intercity bus would be leaving from Nopo-dong, at the other end of the subway line at 6:58. Meaning, I had about forty minutes to travel across the entire city by subway. Every extended stop was excruciating, every station passed was like a mini trial. I had convinced myself I wouldn't make it ...