A NJ girl's journey from Germany to South Korea... and back.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
We decided to trek from Banghwa to the east side of Seoul and on further into Gyeonggi yesterday. Destination: Garden of the Morning Calm. The journey was a long, painful one because everyone and their uncle decided to join us. Seoul is the most densely populated city in the world, and I got to experience what that really means this weekend. We were pushed and shoved into train cars, butt cheek to butt cheek with fellow passengers, standing for the majority of the 3 hour trip :/. Luckily, all those people didn't join us at the gardens. After resting our feet a bit and filling our stomachs with a packed Kimbap-lunch, David and I enjoyed a very calm and colorful afternoon walking through 26 different gardens. Not sure I would make the trip out there again, at least not on a three day weekend, but it was a nice time. Some photos of colorful Korea.
The Milenium Juniper! This tree is over 1000 years old!