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Travel Blogs from Gangneung
... mountain became a winter dream of pure white snow. Entry to the park area is totally impossible by car. Too bad I can only enjoy the view by watching the pictures received from the East coast... But finally, I got a little snowman built for me! :-)
... we dropped off our bags with the friendly guard house and headed straight for the unique North Korean submarine. On 18th Sept 2006 26 red guerrillas (North Korean military) ended up abandoning their submarine at this exact spot after they ran aground whilst spying on South Korean facilities. A 49 day manhunt led to all except one of the guerrillas being killed or captured, and 17 South Korean soldiers and civilians being killed. The red ...
... from the Dragon Peak is not my favourite anymore (GOLD VALLEY is the winner!!) and not all "black" slopes are sooo scary at all.
Comparing the Yongpyong slope colourmarkings with the European standards, I would say that:
Korea: beginner - green + blue => Europe: green and very light blue
Korea: pre-intermediate - blue => Europe: ...
... me with the Korean word. I didn't have much to offer her, but I had just bought some brownies so I offered her one. I don't think she was too keen on it, but she did eat eventually.
As the sun went down, I made it Samcheok and found a motel. I asked how much, and it was going to be about $35, which is great but I'm really cautious about my spending on this trip. I tried to explain that I couldn't spend that much, and he offered the ...
... sacred tree to the place it would be burned. (Sorry. I didn't get any pictures of the parade.) We also got to put our lanterns, that we carried through the parade, into the river with a wish. That evening we slept in a traditional Korean home which was in a historial palace grounds. We slept dormitory style with blankets on the floor. I did not take pictures of this since it looks pretty much the same ...
Other places to stay in Gangneung
303-4 Gangmun-dong, Gangneung | 4 star hotelfrom $127