Wonju, South Korea
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Well here we are, I have only two weeks left here in
It all started around September 2nd when I landed in
Wonju is an amazing place. With its rolling hills and 80% country side, Wonju is made up of its own unique culture and diversity. Wonju is about 90 miles from Seoul; so it made my trips to Seoul into a two and a half hour express bus ride to end up in Seoul Station where the real fun would begin after about a three hour maze of subway stops getting off at random stops to see what’s above only to go back down into the subway and pick a different location.
Wonju is not just country side though; it does have its wild side. There is only one place in all of Korea that I found people drinking beer and soju till sunrise on a Friday night into Saturday morning: and that place was downtown Wonju City. It never fails, every Friday night you can go into the city of Wonju and see the locals mixed with the foreigners overly drunk staggering around the streets laughing and shouting all over the place. The sight can make anyone smile. I did take the liberty every once in a while to join in on the fun only to make a complete fool of myself, but… it was all in good fun. Now yes the bars did close around depending on the flow of people. That, however, did not stop the people feasting on alcohol. It seems like on every street corner was a Family Mart or By the Way store where people, after being kicked out of the bars would go to buy more beer and soju and drink in the parks or streets. The nightlife here in Wonju has never been boring.
Now if nightlife isn’t your style, there are also a ton of things to do right here in Wonju during the daytime as well. Wonju has a shopping district, hard to find but worth the trouble. I found great deals on brands such as North Face, Black Yak, Nike, Marmot, and many other big name brands. There are also a few mountains to climb here and there.