We took the 2 hour train ride up, and since all of the seats had be sold we made a cozy foreigners-only nook in the last train car. There was a tiny window in the separating door that gave us the perspective of zoo animals, as there was a queue of Koreans outside of the door waiting to get a peek at the wild western people. A nice old lady even slid open the door long enough to toss some food at us. Boiled eggs and roasted chestnuts. Kamsabnida.
|Can you see the bottom of our viewing window?|
|We brought our bikes but rentals |
were abundant and cheap.
|Kent's old student, Sally, who he keeps |
running into in the dangdest places.
On our 2 wheeled adventures we got lost in millions of intersecting paths running through rice fields. We even ended up roaming around a small grouping of homes with cows and cow smells and when I squinted it all looked (and smelled) like Wisconsin. Being on bikes, with friends, in fields... it was awesome.
We stopped for a bite at homemade tofu and pajeon restaurant and then headed to Anapji for the lit-up palace show. Anapji is currently being reconstructed. It was a getaway palace built in 900 AD or so. Holy smokes.
It was a fantastic all-day-play-day that reminded me, again, what it's like to be an explorer. I'm more than a teacher... although most of the time I AM a teacher. I have to keep reminding myself that I am other things too. Thank you Courtney and Joe for the mini-adventure!