Feelin’ sporty

Weightlifter – could also be a gorilla

After yesterdays Power Walk I thought: why not clear the Seoul Sport Complex of all caches waiting for me? So said, so done. But somehow the GPS satellites ignored me today, ‘coz I wasn’t very successful. So I did the only thing that you can do: do something else. Like sitting in the park and listen to the screaming. 

Afterwards I went to the central station to switch my KTX reservation for a ticket for tomorrow’s Train to Busan. A bit weird that you can only print out a reservation and not the ticket itself but I’m in South-Korea – logic is chaos and chaos is logic in the land where a red traffic light is considered to be no more than a friendly advice. 

Korean War Memorial

Walking around the large American Army Base (and lifting a cache or two) and the Korean War Memorials, I landed in Itaewong: that’s where all those American soldiers live. There I got interviewed by a Korean guy, who was doing his best to learn English. All is on film so I might end up on YouTube. Was fun to do though.

And since it’s Saturday evening: now’s the time for K-POP! Yeah! But not really yeah… it’s just better than Helene Fischer.

They’re actually really singing “yeah yeah”


Geocaching day #1: The Seoul Trail

What a cacher has to go through – or around

Today was geocaching day. Around the city of Seoul is a 157 km long walking Seoul Trail and a group of geocachers has laid out as many boxes as possible, in order to score as many caches as possible during one walk. Of course the 157 km is subdivided in parts – my tour was course 6: 18 km along the river. Sounds like much,  but I took my time.

Start: N 37° 26.055 E 126° 54.125
End: N 37° 31.967 E 126° 53.454

Reward: 43 caches found (and a few not) and for dinner the real bibimbap here:

After 18 km one still has to climb to get your bibimbap

And now I let my feet rest and watch the South-Korean interpretation of “Goede tijden, slechte tijden” on the tv-channel SBS: as horrible as the dutch and german, and when you don’t understand the conversations it becomes even more horrible to watch. I need a beer.