This past weekend we went out of Seoul to Mount Taebaeksan and Chuam beach. Beautiful places for a winter escape!
I am a bit sleepy as I wait for my breakfast to be delivered to our room. As the New Year celebrations unfold around the world our first day into the new year has already started. We are in Sokcho, a sleepy seaside town a stone throw from the north border, on the east coast …
They are there in the streets, under the table, curled up under your chair, stretched out on the pavement, belly up in the middle of the road. They rest during the day, they run in the night, they have a scuffle amongst themselves. They swim, they play, they sleep again.
I guess that by exploring the world one collects a greater number of unusual stories than when staying put or at least that’s what I have been pondering about today and what has always enthralled me about travelling and living overseas.
The downside is that it becomes a bit of a bug.
Mostly it is the people and the interesting lives that I am after. That vibe that you sense when you talk to those who have had the courage to leave everything behind to follow a dream of their own; be it to try an adventure – like cycling around the world – or to start a new life. I always light up when the opportunity to peek into an adventurous life arises.
“This is Kaburi crossing. Kaburi means cemetery in Swahili”. David, our guide, points at the river just a few metres from where we have stationed our 4×4, waiting for one of the most incredible spectacles of life and death to unfold before our eyes. We are hoping to get a glimpse of one of the …