Seoul trail

With most of the sights closed for the holidays, we decided to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and visited the Bukhansan park directly north of Seoul. The park is directly accessed by a one hour metro journey from Gangnam. We decided to do the Seoul trail, which runs for more than 200 km all around Seoul. Not being ironman athletes, we decided to skip a small part of the trail and settled for 8 km through the national park.


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The trail is marked very well with signs and blue and orange ribbons.

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Taking a break at the pavilion.

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Although we never climbed to a high altitude, it really felt like we did, as the trail was a never ending cascade of stairs up and down.

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Not all of the trail was that nice.

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Sanne feeling a bit exhausted. 'Do we need to get up there?'

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Strangely enough, the trail was littered with all kinds of indestructible fitness machines. Like the trail itself is not tiring enough. This machine was a bit puzzling to us, but a guy showed us you just have to turn yourself upside down. Because you can.

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And some more stairs.

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Finally, close to sunset, we reached a nice viewpoint.

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But we where not alone. These brave kittens and their mom where balancing on a cliff.

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As was this guy, trying to get the ultimate spot for capturing the sunset. Like every single korean we met today along the trail, he was in full gear, dressed like he was going for an expedition in the himalayas.

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View of Seoul, isn't it beautiful? (Hint: not really)

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The last glimpse of the sun for today.
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