The Day We Took On Woraksan

In the height of the Korean summer, enticed by the high temperatures and even higher humidity, we went hiking. Woraksan National Park is easily one of my favourite Korean parks thus far. It isn’t huge but it is steep and the path is full of boulders to squeeze around and the odd rope to help pull you up on the steeper parts. I am now doubting if it was even that steep or that exciting when I remember how sweaty the whole affair was. Seemingly, we were the only ones struggling up the mountains in our shorts and t-shirts because our Korean counterparts were covered from head to toe in dark clothes. It was not dissimilar to ascending a mountain with a herd of sun hating ninjas. Again, perhaps my imagination was running wild, fuelled by dehydration and the sugary snacks we bought at the trailhead.

Anyway, we made it (with the help of a shot or two of soju, [Korean liquor] courtesy of the ninjas) to the top. The view was stunning and the slippy, final few steps to the peak provided us with one last thrill that served to remind us that, there really is nothing better than a gentle summer’s day stroll…


About Happily Lost

A travel junkie working as an English teacher in South Korea.
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2 Responses to The Day We Took On Woraksan

  1. Mark S says:

    Anna, thanks for these brilliant updates, we read them all with great interest, and thanks for the christmas gift which was most unexpected and thoughtful!

    Happy New Year to you both


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