06/18/2015

South-Korea - day 4 - Yeosu


view from the yongsu station, seoul


Wednesday 27 may 2015.
After breakfast we took the KTX-train to Yeosu in the South of South-Korea. This city is where hardly any Western tourist comes, how nice. KTX-train is the fast train. Punctual as always in Korea.
3 hours later we arrived at Yeosu station, called two taxi's to transport our luggage and one groupmember and we went on foot to the classy hotel. We were at the expopark. The real city was some miles away.


our transitbus to the yongsu trainstation, Seoul


lady makes chocolate cookies in the trainstation of Yongsu


Yongsu trainstation interior


Yeosu train station


The expopark served for the world expo 2012 it seems. But still in good shape and open for the public to stroll around. We didn't see any visitors except for a few lonely walking people.



We went to see the viewpoint at the bay. A short climb and then we wlkaed to the island where you can walk around different paths in the forest (luckily because the sun was still very hard at 18u) to the 'penis tree' lol and the light house. You can enjoy the dancing fountain with famous classical (artyfarty) tunes a barefoot path and the infamous medieval (or even older!!) turtleships: battleships that were used against the Japanese invasion. Replica's though.


penis tree :-)


viewpoint to the island where were were heading to

me and my other Belgian friend


After the group activities me and my mate went for te city (or which we believed was the uptown city) actually the city was miles away to the other side: this was just an uptown village, really something different as there was nothing just little houses some schools and lots of motels.

and of course there were people on the streets selling their stuff. This image is fantastic I think: rubbish and two old ladies having fun while waiting for a customer to buy their selfgrown vegetables.
No idea how good business was as the streets were empty besides me and my mate.


This first day in Yeosu we went eating with the group in a good restaurant: baked fish: the first we had! nice!


baked fish!!


having fun with our group


trying the local rice/grain water for free in our fridge.


trying an enormous snail... shellfish... escargot but lots of times bigger.... for the lovers only...


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