Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years

Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years: Version 2.0!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Joong-do!

The weekend trip to Joong-do in the head water lake of Chunchon was awesome.

You have to take a ferry if you want to bring your car.  When the traffic is heavy, it runs continuously.  Otherwise, it runs every two hours starting at 9:00 AM.

Stepping on to the island is like going fifty years into the past except for the campground itself.  While you can find the same kind of thing in many country areas around Korea, to find this kind of spot pretty much in the middle of a sizable metropolitan area is different.

The campsite itself is a great spot: well maintained sites with a nice amount of trees.  There is a nice pool complex and some great views.  You can rent jet skis, ATVs and bikes. 

Driving on the roads sucked, as none are paved.  One guy who was a little careless and tried to drive on the side of an eggplant field found himself a foot deep in the mud.

Helping him out was not fun.

When we got home, June showed us pictures from the late 80s when she went there last.  The trees and whatnot have grown substantially, while the houses outside the campground have not.

I'd like to go there again, but the place will be mobbed if we go when the weather is nice.  Still, recommend.

On our way out we hit the Homeplus.  I'll be able to skip a trip to Costco this month.  Apart from a short heavy shower in the middle of the night, the rain held off until we were actually on the highway out of Chunchon.

Cosmic.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have always like Chunchon. Some beautiful nature. Friendly people. Lots of outdoors stuff to do. Great duk galbi!

F5Waeg said...

Same here. It really has changed a lot in the last few years as well.

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