It was such a nice walk in the National Park ! Even though I did envision to do more, to somehow get to the peak, it was so relaxing, refreshing and close to nature that we really enjoyed it. Walking, talking, taking photos, taking a break. The cool summer breeze – that we later know we weren’t getting any in the heat of Seoul ! If we didn’t do the coastal walk in Yeongdeok, this would probably be one of the best ^^, now just second to Yeongdeok coastal walk. Oh, and I did spend time researching the routes to take in Juwangsan National Park – but we did end up here re-deciding, based on how much time/ energy we have keke
We bought loads of stuff from the supermarket in Seoul before coming over, and in my pages and pages of notes, I did plan to bring more snacks along. Haha, but this was still enough, and super yummy! We cooked the vermicelli at our pension that morning and packed with us, probably imagining that we would do a much longer walk hah!
And since Cheongsong is known for its crispness and juiciness apples, they too are famous for their apple infused makgeolli. A pity it wasn’t the apple season, so we didn’t get to find any, but the makgeolli is really yummy! Full of bubbles too, if you are ever going to pack it and drink later. That’s what happened to us – explosive fountain of makgeolli (even though we have been warned).
Again, we certainly over-ordered/ over-ate, at this lunch place along the road towards the entrance of Juwangsan National Park, recommended by the pension owner. We ordered mushroom stew (they kindly allowed for 1 portion), Kalguksu noodles, seafood pajeon (they gave us another pajeon, as service) and makgeolli. Man, extremely full!
Apple tree along the straight road from Juwangsan National Park to our pension. Took us probably under 30 minutes to walk back.
That’s our pension, 펜션달빛추억 Moonlight Memory (their website here). But since we booked our room only that morning, they might not have rooms at their new Annex (which is so pretty, if you saw the photos on their website). We stayed in the older Annex, about 10 minutes from the new Annex, that also has a cafe. The owner kindly bought us some drinks when we came back from the hike (rained the moment we reached our pension!). Note: The owner did say that he is probably one of the few locals whom speak English, so you cannot speak much Korean, good to stay here 🙂
I think that’s our breakfast the morning that we checked out haha.
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