Hoegarden and seaweed...yummy
So after our friends got on the bus and headed back to Seoul
(and offered me a free ride to), I looked at Julie and said "Beach?" She responded, "Beach." I turned around and noticed a girl from the trail whom we had crossed paths several times. I invited her over for a can of beer and before we could finish it, the bus we needed had arrived to take us to where we needed to go to transfer to a bus that was beach-bound. On the ride back, the Korean girl I gave a beer to said she wasn't feeling well, or at least that's what I got via hand gestures and facial expressions. I handed her my last power bar, the snickers one I had been saving too, but I think she needed it. She seemed much better after that. Then the bus driver came to the back to ask us for our tickets and the girl paid for Julie's and my ticket.
you said it
I thought that was too generous cause it cost her about 10,000. We invited her to the beach but she headed back to her place once we arrived at the bus terminal.
Julie and I grabbed the immediate bus for Busan
and I passed out before the bus crunk it's engine and woke up in Busan. Julie and I grabbed some food and a few beers there then went back to her place to crash out. Woke up the next day and went straight for a beer store, then a taco shop, then the beach. Chilled there for a while till my train arrived which was 4:15. The 50,000won 300km/hr KTX train was sold out because everybody and their brother went to Busan for the holiday weekend. I ended up having to get a standing seat on a train that took about 5 or 6 hours to get to Suwon
Haeundae Beach in Busan
It was cool though cause I made friends. There was Brook, the cutie from New Hampshire (I think) and then there was, ummm I don't think I caught his name, but he was an American too. He shared some interesting travel stories about hitchhiking through the US. Then there was this Korean gentleman who was checkin out my hiking bag. His English was pretty solid, turns out I ran into him on the mountain and he also lived in Suwon and now he wants me to come to his home and tutor him and his kids. Then I met MinChin, a Korean cutie whom I get to engage in "language exchanges" with since she lives pretty close by.
Once the train stopped in Suwon, the Korean guy grabbed me and told me he would pay for my taxi ride home....man, I slept great back in my bed...I wonder if I'll get around to ever cleaning my place