South Korea, Sokcho Guide (B): 3 Hours in Sokcho
We had hoped to hike Seoraksan’s ‘Ulsanbawi Rock’ (read previous post here) on the second day of our 2-day trip to Sokcho. The tiredness of the previous day and the change in temperatures took a toll on us and we couldn’t wake up before six. The weather also changed drastically and clouds engulfed the mountains. There was a strong possibility of rain and we didn’t think we’d have enough time to hike the mountain and catch our bus back to Seoul. So we changed our plan and decided to explore Sokcho City instead. The bus ride from Seoraksan to the bus terminal was pretty quick on a Sunday morning.
We didn’t want to wander too far away from the bus terminal and got off at the harbour. With no mountains to block them and only an endless horizon in the distance, the clouds took over the blue sky and hid the sun. Fortunately, we had our rain jackets to protect us from the cold and rain. We walked through narrow lanes lined with stalls dedicated to fresh catch from the sea (not in pic). We saw sea creatures squirm in their tiny tanks while they waited for their sorry fate. En route, when the rain poured down, we stepped into a convenience store to pick up a warm drink and seek shelter from the rain. Finally, we reached our first stop. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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