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All day clay

7 April 2019

Korea-Daejeon-Hiking-Gyejoksan - All day clay
Walking a full lap of the Gyekoksan Hwangtogil trail via the subway and red route 2 bus

Today I went and walked in some clay, for many many hours. East of Daejeon is a small mountain, Gyejoksan. That is not generally where people go, ....

The real actual city

6 April 2019

Korea-Daejeon-Ramen - The real actual city
Eating ramen in central Daejeon

As suggested earlier, tonight I went to the real centre of the city. I missed it until this morning when it was closed, but yeah I already said th....

A day of rest and walking

6 April 2019

Korea-Daejeon-Expo - A day of rest and walking
Exploring the Daejeon arboretum and Expo science park

For my rest day I walked about 20km around Daejeon. On the way I identified where I am going tomorrow. I also went to about 30 gardens, joined a s....

Sunny river city

5 April 2019

Korea-Daejeon-Bibimbap - Sunny river city
Wandering around Yuseong Spa to eat mandoo

I walked away from what I thought was the main part of the city and found a nicer part of the city. This part of the city is very far from the tra....

Fog shots

5 April 2019

Korea-Hiking-Gyeryongsan - Fog shots
Taking the bus to Gyeryongsan national park to go hiking ini the fog

Today I spent many hours hiking in fog. The actual place was called Gyeryongsan national park, which is located a short bus ride to the west of do....


4 April 2019

Korea-Daejeon-Pancakes - Pancakes?
The cherry blossoms and LED covered mall of Daejeon

I had no preconceptions of what to expect in Daejeon. All the other cities I am visiting on this trip are mega cities, Daejeon is 1.5 million peop....

No ticket no passport no talking

4 April 2019

Korea-Daejeon-Train - No ticket no passport no talking
Taking the KTX train to Daejeon

Now I am in Daejeon, in central southern Korea. No one has heard of Daejeon before, not even people that live here. A few unusual things happened ....

All the usual neon and curry

3 April 2019

Korea-Seoul-Curry - All the usual neon and curry
Aimless wandering in Myeongdong to eat a Japanese curry

Tomorrow I am going to Daejeon, for 4 nights. I have not been there before. I think it is the smallest city I have ever been to in Korea with a sm....

Great hike with a crap view

3 April 2019

Korea-Seoul-Hiking-Cheonggyesan - Great hike with a crap view
Hiking over Cheonggyesan via Maebong from Cheonggyesan station

Another day, another day of hiking. I have to make hay while the sun shines. Who knows when the sun might stop shining and be replaced with a floo....

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