The Day We Walked Into The Night.

At the Start

A friend of ours was already signed up for the moonlit walk in Gyeongju and I simply couldn’t resist signing us up too. So on Saturday night, we walked 30 km or 18.6 miles in the moon light around a beautiful city. It was a treat, really it was. We met some great walking companions, were provided with hot tea and coffee at various points along the way and finished much earlier than we expected. We lost our friends early on in the crowd but we were lucky enough to find some comic relief in a young, Korean couple who walked with us for most of the way and amused us for most of the way. They truly were excellent company.

Half Way

The whole course took us four and a half hours and we proudly collected our medals and ‘diplomas’ before trying to find a bed for the night. Unfortunately our our good luck was over for the evening. Every motel was full. We definitely added a kilometre or two onto our walking total for the day before giving up on motels and resorting to a jimjilbang. It was not easy getting comfortable on the hard floor surrounded by snoring people sprawled across every inch of floor but at least we’d stopped walking!

The next morning was not pleasant. Standing up from the hard floor was near impossible and the prospect of walking again was bleak. Yet, the walk was worth it, I loved every minute. Now to convince him to do the 66km next year…

Finishing at 00.30


About Happily Lost

A travel junkie working as an English teacher in South Korea.
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4 Responses to The Day We Walked Into The Night.

  1. Dennis says:

    It is really nice to see the same great smiles in both the start picture and the ending picture. I’m glad to hear you didn’t get lost during your night walk. Continue your adventure.

  2. Steve says:

    Well Done you two! Great achievement!

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