Monday, 31 October 2016

Day 839-852: To Danyang, S.Korea





Towards Peace dam






 Mickey mouse look-a-like






 Peace dam... lots of construction works going on while I was here... before coming I was just imagining stopping here and finding a nice peaceful place to put my tent up but nah...
Now I'm very close to N.Korea border






It felt like land was devoted exclusively to agricultural use as wherever theres land they are growing something






Right by the edge of Seoraksan Mountain






Being close to N.Korea... Military presence are common... see the black stuff by the road...usually they camouflaged by the roadside in the bushes... sometimes it felt like every 100m I saw them hiding... which made peeing a problem for me when I was in the mountains




 Woohoo... the east coast!! Lets roll down, down, down




Sokcho







Ginseng


Dried seafood


Arrowroot drink store


Ojingeo Sundae (squid sausage)... supposedly only available in Sokcho... the squids are stuffed then sliced up and pan fried with eggs.... 


Korean's pancake... hmm I haven't tried this... yet


The hand drawn ferry that takes you across to Abai village where the north korean expats lived

Sundae gukbap..blood sausage cooked with innards and glass noodles... served with rice and banchans

Don't forget to help yourself to some free coffee after meal... 

Some locals randamly shared this with me... forgotten the name but its made of sticky rice and seaweed

Typically the price of this starts from 10,000w but I manage to find cheaper versions at the traditional market... only in Sokcho..no reason not to try right

And I found this tasty pumpkin juice made with sweet rice

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 Boring... boring road

 Sorry.. beach not accessible all the time... will be used for military operations




 Squids hung dry like clothes

 Surrounded by pine trees and probably 100m away from the sea

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Enjoying the sea and sound of splashing waves especially when there are nobody around

 Waiting to surf the wind

 Fishcake with ramen

  For a change from noodle... rice is served

 A kind of steamed rice cake topped with beans and sweet potato

 On a good day... the east coast is beautiful

 Most part of the coast are fenced up... 

A change from the east coast... Turning in from Gangneung and into the mountains 

 
 Just came up from that far end where the coast is

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 Lots of chilli peppers


 Waking up to frost, frozen water and sub-zero temperature, wasn't even high altitude


 Almost midday... only just about able to sip some water

 








18 Oct 16: 47.41km [Sunny]
19 Oct 16: 48.95km [Sunny]
21 Oct 16: 52.82km [Cloudy]
24 Oct 16: 39.97km [Cloudy]
26 Oct 16: 53.39km [Cloudy]
30 Oct 16: 53.2km [Sunny]
31 Oct 16: 28.37km [Rain]
01 Nov 16: 63.71km [Sunny]
02 Nov 16: 28.84km [Sunny]

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