Here now and now here or nowhere

The title of this blog comes from a play on words that "now here" is also the same letters as "nowhere" just with a space added in the middle. I am always trying to get better at being in the here and now, and I've always been a bit of a joker so that is why I chose this name.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

heading into town

Today Zarina and I decided to go to Jinbu, the closest town to where we are staying. The is a bus about 2km away from where we are staying that can take you into Jinbu, however we didn't know how often it comes and it was also snowing incredibly much and not too warm. As we walked to the stop I half jokingly suggested hitchhiking and stuck my thumb out as a car passed by. The car stopped and we decided to get in. This is Korea after all, it really may be one of the safest places I've ever been to. The driver and his friends were going to a nearby hot springs and were able to drive us a few km up the road. We passed the bus stop but decided that since our stop is the last, that we'd see the bus coming past us first before turning around and we could walk to each next bus stop or maybe be able to hitch a ride. After about 15 or 20 min of walking and still no bus we got to a busy intersection and were able to hitch another ride with a nice older gentleman (and his cute dog in the front seat) to Jinbu. Success!!!

Zarina's blog post about it here

what we were up against walking to town

A tasty looking cake in town

i got mandu (veggie ones) Zarina got the red bean cakes

a view of the town

I was so excited to see another white face in town. We didn't get his name but he is a local school teacher and he doesn't love the town. alas...
Fish market, nice octopus tentacles in front

hanging fish

an impressive little coffee shop. single drip cups.

super cute kid in the coffee shop

zarina dipping her red bean fish shaped cake into the coffee

the bus ride back home

the countryside as we walked home from the bus stop

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