One of the things I wanted to do, was to go to Namiseom/Namisum/Naminara Republic, in Chuncheon, South Korea.
Why did I want to go?
I can’t really explain. Mostly because I like wandering about in such beautiful nature.
Anyway, since I couldn’t wake up in time, I didn’t get to take the shuttle (information can be found HERE about the shuttle and other directions). So that meant that I would have to take the train.
Not a huge issue, but it did take a bit of time to get there. Try not to get lost when you transfer to the different lines. I actually decided to take a different way home, and I got totally confused at one of the stations -___- (I didn’t realize that two trains came on the one track).
I hopped on the bus, as the Information Lady said that it was arriving soon. Because it is considered a transfer, I didn’t pay much. You take the bus ALL the way to the end of the line. Not too long, roughly 5 minutes?
Oh, I forgot to mention, that my dad and his family is from Chuncheon. But no one in his family is there anymore.
Once you walk to the entrance, you will pay 10,000won for your passport fee. This includes the admission and the ferry ride. If you show them your real passport, you will only pay 8,000won. Hey! Any little bit counts :P Especially in Korea as you could buy a few treats for that.
You may have to wait a little bit for the ferry, but it won’t take too long to board.
This shot was from the boat. You can see the first tower, which is the Namiseom Zip Wire. If you pay (I think) 38,000won, you can zipline into Nami Island. I may have chickened out…though I tried passing on it by saying I should save my money…lol
It takes a little over 5 minutes to get to the island…
Once there, I followed the path to the left.
Since I wanted to eat my breakfast (though it was already a little over noon I think?), I sat on the edge of the water.
There are a lot of seats long the edge, and a lot of people just open up their picnic baskets to eat together. There was this group of older women who had a radio going, and singing along :D
On a side note, do you know how chestnuts come to be? You will encounter a lot of scrubber looking things. Apparently they enclose the chestnut…I learned something new.