After Busan, I went for a quick check to the towns of Pohang and Gyeongju before heading to Jeju island. Pohang it is a coast town with nothing specially interesting but have nice beach and views of the bay, also many parks around the coastline.
On the other hand, Gyeongju it is a very historic city, capital of one of Korean kingdoms for a long period. It has many tombs and historical remains and also a very nice historical museum where you can get a pretty good idea of the importance of the city.
About 40min bus ride from the town you can find a beautiful budist temple called Bulgoksa which is also situated on the perimeter of a national park with many hikes around. Unfortunately the temple it is very popular and large numbers of groups visit it. The temple opens at 7.30h so you have like 1.30h to see it quietly before the crowd show up. Walking around the tombs and the park it is very nice and pleasant so I totally recommend it!
Also in this two smaller towns I could feel that the people was warm and kind. I got invited to a coffee the night I arrived with a very kind man and we shared some nice words and gestures as the conversation was not very fluid.
The sunrise the next morning was beautiful and despite the industrial view the landscape was amazing.
Finally we arrived in Seoul!!
After the Esperanto congress that took place in Seoul I will continue my trip alone.
10 days in the capital exploring the city and visiting some old and new friend while preparing the next destination is my mission.
So one of the goals while here was to train a bit for the next trekkings to come, so I decided to do the Seoul city wall challenge.
The wall extends along 18km around the city although some parts the wall does not exist most of the reminings are in the forest part of the city and the mountains.
The trail took me a bit less than 8h and a total of 24km walked. Was pretty hard at some points specially for the high temperatures and the high humidity.
-For the reagge lovers, there is a group from New Zealand that you may want to check it out. It is called Katchafire.
-I want to share also a Magnificent movie that Hiro showed me the other day and that I think that in part is how Spain is feeling at the moment and probably what will happen if the situation does not change.
Next week I will be busy travelling and visiting family so I will do my best to post which will be from Spain, so I want to take the chance to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years!!
P.S: I have added some pictures to some of my old post with some pictures of my last trip in New Zealand so feel free to check them out!
Hoy como esta lloviendo lo tomaremos como un preparatorio para el viaje asi que esta tarde nos vamos al rocodromo de la zona para entrenar un poco. Mañana cogeremos un ferry por la mañana temprano y con nuestras bicicletas nos recorreremos la isla Waiheke donde también hay un montón de sitios para hacer “boulder“, así que tendremos, escalada, bicicleta, playa y por supuesto camping en algún lugar paradisiaco.