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Asia » South Korea » Seoul » Nowon-gu November 28th 2015

The Seoul Trail or Dulle-gil (서울 둘레길) is a 157 kilometre trail that loops around the city of Seoul. The eight trails were connected late last year, to form the Seoul Trail. I think some of trails existed individually under different names before. I have previously a few parts of the trail on purpose and by accident. There isn't a whole lot of information about the trail in English, only a couple of blogs, and one is basically a cut and paste of the original website. In the summer, a friend picked me up a map and stamp book from City Hall in Seoul. I think you can get them somewhere near Dobongsan, too, but I'm not 100% sure. Anyway, now it was time to dig them out and crack on with my mission to complete ... read more
Iris Garden
Iris Garden
Iris Garden

Asia » South Korea » Seoul » Nowon-gu August 22nd 2015

Another day, another hike! After last week's escapades of climbing Jirisan, I opted for something a little more low key this week. Suraksan seemed to fit the bill perfectly. It wasn't too far away in Northern Seoul and only took about an hour on the subway from Gangnam. It is really easy to get to as it even has its own subway stop. I bought some rations at the convenience store in the station to keep me going and then I was on my merry way. I came out of the exit, I forget which number, but it tells you that it is for the provincial park and took the third street to my right. It was nice to get off the main road and I envied all the people that live in these apartment blocks, ... read more
Don't See These Very Often
Suraksan Provincial Park
Suraksan Provincial Park

Asia » South Korea » Seoul » Nowon-gu » Korea Military Academy September 4th 2010

"Brrrring, Brrrrring, duuuu ta duuuu, duuuu ta duuuu, brrrring, brrrring..." the stuffy morning air in the bed room came to life as the alarm clock sitting on the headboard began to buzz. As the sleepy daze in my brain began to adjust to what it was hearing another sound from on the floor began to erupt in the haze which were my brains at 6:15 in the morning! Four hours of sleep! What were we thinking? Oh yea... If we sleep closer to the subway then we will get to the field on time and if we stay in the city then we should get a better nights rest! Toss that idea out the freaking window! The city at night it's not a freaking countryside nap, it was hysterics all night long. Between the people in ... read more
Hapjeong Station
Subway Line #6
Hwarangdae Station

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