Well, it happened. I said my goodbyes to the Santisuk crew. Mr Keum picked me up this afternoon and we headed north and west to Joam, South Korea. It was a very beautiful ride filled with half conversations of Mr Keum speaking a semi broken english (very good at that too) and me trying to decipher it (not so good on my end). we made a restroom stop where various foods were bought. A hamburger that was very tasty, but I'm pretty positive it had no "meat" in it. A hot dog that had onions inside of it on a stick. (we all know any food on a stick is already better than non-stick food) Some boiled potato snack (not loving potatoes I didn't pay too much attention to this. and the most interesting thing was the walnut cakes. Walnut cakes are little cakes filled with red bean and shaped like a walnut. I tried to capture them in picture form, but don't know how great they came out.
After getting to Joam, we stopped by Mr Keum's farm. We had to cover the pumpkins in the green house. It was definitely an experience. We pulled off onto this dirt road and not only was it extremely cold but it was also near pitch black outside. My initial thoughts were, "shit, i could be killed here so easily and no one would know." How American my thinking. This country is so safe and friendly. Still, the cautiousness was there. Of course, Mr Keum is not a killer, but a super friendly organic farmer. After he was done doing what needed to be done we left for dinner. Mr Keum took me this little spot and ordered us some sort of soup that I didn't get the name of. It was delicious. Salty with noodles, little jalapeno spice, and clams. I didn't love the kakktuggi there but the kimchi was very nice.
After dinner I was taken to my lodging, a local high school. This is where I currently am writing this from, though I imagine it won't be posted for at least a day as there doesn't seem to be internet here. bummer. though in some ways it is very nice to be disconnected.