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Travel Blogs from Gangneung
... 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: ...
... about $29, so I took it. Now, ordinarily I don't haggle, but on this trip, that $6 is like breakfast AND lunch. I wasn't sure what to expect for the room, but like my last hotel, it's surrounded by "love motels" so I wasn't expecting much. He walked me to the room, and to my amazement, it was pimped out! Huge flat screen TV, snazzy decor, and an even nicer computer than the last place!
So today is a classic example of some of ...
... 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 ...
... North of South Korea separated from the notorious communist state of North Korea only by barbed wire fences and South Korean sentries.
The coach arrived into Chuncheon, the capital of the Gangwon-Do province and we were shuffled into a local restaurant for lunch. The drive to Chuncheon was nondescript, the towns we had passed were grey and filled with high rise apartment blocks. What little countryside was left untouched by building work didn't inspire me. I got ...
Other places to stay in Gangneung
303-4 Gangmun-dong, Gangneung | 4 star hotelfrom $76