Leah is the personification of my vision of fantasised american student life. Play hard with style but not excessive princessy bullshit. I often criticise western societies for their fake openness and actual conservatism but I feel more and more than America is slightly more allright in that aspect.
I stay a few days with the couple, we is meet a few people. Korea is the first country where I actually meet foreigners because it is the first country where I actually use couch-surfing. It doesn't do me that much good, now I have a distorted image of Korea. From my personal point of view I have a very positive image of the country. Koreans are kind and hospitable. They are curious and humble. They are a bit naive and easy to impress too. From the foreigners here I hear about the conservative society, the alcohol abuse, the reckless driving. If the opinion was left to myself I would think that Korean are drinking pussies that even I can keep up with and their driving is quite alright. It confuses me not to know what to think.
|Jamie and Leah|
|Waterfall in Seogwipo|
Jamie tells me how people were making videos about them because he posted the rushes on craigslist. So I have an idea: before going on my walk following the island coast, I'll set up an ad saying: please buy me a plane ticket.
Walking along the island coast was rainy at first and then it got boring. My things got wet quite fast, my sleeping bag is borderline useless; thank god spring is coming.
|Landscape on the south side|
|Tourists going on a very short and organised kanoe ride|
|I have a Korean sauna all for myself!|
|See you in spring or summer or fall or winter or NEVER|
|Fishermen in sunset|
|My tent on the second floor|
She leaves me at Seongsan, the volcano coming in the sea with a chocolate bar after paying for my bus for the last few kilometers.
|Seongsan in front, far away|
|My tent in early morning|
|People feeding seagulls on the ferry|
U-do is a small island but I like it very much. I climb the highest hill, the U-do-ish Hallasan. From there, I have a nice view on Seongsan and the sunset.
|Seongsan from U-do|
|Sunset on U-do|
|Breakfast with the girls, the one in red is Sophie|
|Big cave going into the sea|
|Good-luck stones in the cave|
|Another cave entrance|