Samcheok

The day after the talent show, a bunch of us hauled ass to the Express Bus Terminal in South Seoul and took a 3 and a half hour bus journey to Samcheok… to see one of the ‘FHM’ magazine featured highlights of Korea… Sunday was great warm weather, blue skies, we saw some great sculptures, an intriguing museum and even dipped our feet in the sea. The next day we decided to go and see a cave, as Samcheok is the self proclaimed ‘Cave City’. When we left on the bus it was raining, the rain turned to snow and by the time we arrived at the entrance to the Cave there was four inches of settled snow. By the time we left the caves there was six inches and no return bus to Samcheok city. We managed to get a random Korean dude to call us a taxi and made it to the Bus terminal to catch a bus terminal with plenty of time. The 3 and a half hour journey turned to 10 and a half hours as the roads ground to a halt due to the snow and we literally slithered all the way to Seoul. All in all it was a great weekend with some great people, and a Korean experience to remember!

Boats in harbour…
The sea and some nice rocks…
Barefoot on the beach….
Seconds before I got soaked…
Me and the Irish ladies on the beach…
Some cool looking Anchors etc
When we saw this we knew we were headed in the right direction…

How to decorate the underside of a bridge…


This rocked up and down….



A statement piece for ones garden/patio???
Well obviously we had to get on…
Note there were alot of children wandering around with their families…





Pretty view…
Nice temple, shame about the fence posts…





Yes a random photo of a bath. This is in fact the only time I have been near a bath since leaving England. Korea is all about showering. Baths are found mainly in Communal Sauna’s which require communal nudity. My next bathing experience is destined to be one where I am naked and surrounded by ninety year old Ajumma’s! This was a wicked bath though…. so nice and hot and just wow. I miss baths..
We didn’t expect Snow…
Especially not Snow of this magnitude….
To reach the entrance of the cave, we had to hike up a 1.3k hill in this weather…
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