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... back four days later. Clad in nothing but nylon, we took the flight and had a glimpse right into the jaws of death. Just as it came to land, severe turbulence begun tossing the aircraft around like a puppet. Everyone on the plane was screaming except for Harriet, myself and the old lady next to us, who must have taken heavy sleeping pills to avoid flight anxiety. After a few hair-raising minutes, Harriet and ...
... 5 minutes walk from the train station, the local bus stop is 1 minute away, and, most of the sites are within walking distance of the hostel. The folks I met at the hostel were all very friendly, travel savvy, and happy to swap travel stories and advice with you. Ok, enough plugging The House.
My first day was spent visiting Naksansa temple. This temple has been burnt down or destroyed numerous times over the centuries. The temple was ...
... week ends than anything else.
The city of Sokcho is quite pleasant as well, primarily a fishing port with a chaotic (and somewhat smelly) fresh (often live) seafood market. We walk the streets and laugh at the creativity motel owners have when it comes to decorating their business (castle looking, neon sign flashing, tacky as hell) but at 20$ a night for a room it's a ...
... because Koreans thought the waterfall was like a dragon climbing rocks towards the sky when seen from above. I think you probably need a little more imagination that I possess to see that!
Anyway, it made a very pleasant walk and we enjoyed it After that, we decided to take the bus all the way into Sokcho, riding it to the terminus, before getting back on the bus again and heading home, after having something to eat.
... stairs slippery. While the climb wasn't nearly as nerve-wracking as the trails of Slovensky Raj, the extra wetness did make me think twice about the wisdom of ascending, and I wasn't sure how comfortable I'd be on the way down. The clouds also made it impossible to know exactly how much higher you had to go, which was a bit intimidating in and of itself.
At any rate, we made it to the top of Ulsanbawi slowly but without too much trouble. The iconic from the peak view ...