Busan

I enjoy a week hanging out in Busan. It’s a fantastic week eating Korean fried chicken, silk worms, the ever controversial dog meat and everything else that the city has to offer. At first I hated Busan but by the time I left I was sold on it’s quirky beauty. Igidae Park Igadae Park hugs…

Random pagoda to Busan

I wake to the sound of rain beating down on the roof of the pagoda. I roll over and go back to sleep because I know it’s my final night in the comfort of my tent. Besides, the pagoda is doing a good job keeping everything dry so I won’t have to worry about everything…

Hapcheon to random pagoda

I wake to the sight of the sun breaking gently through the fog. Birds chirp in the trees and leaves rustle on the forest floor. The air is cool but not cold. Visibility is low as I set off. I can barely see one hundred meters. It is simultaneously eerie and invigorating to ride like…

Daegu to Hapcheon

After five lovely days in Daegu I set off in Saturday morning traffic to rejoin the Four Rivers bicycle path. It’s a beautiful Saturday morning. The sun is shining, a light breeze is blowing and there are lots of people out enjoying the day. At the river a 300-strong group of Koreans who live abroad…

Daegu

According to my guide book, Daegu doesn’t have much to keep tourists entertained. However, it may well be my favourite city of this trip and I end up spending five nights here. I spend most of my time wandering the main shopping street browsing the outdoor shops and eating Baskin Robbins ice cream. There are…

Sangju to Daegu

The rain is bucketing down outside the pagoda when I wake and I briefly consider laying in the pagoda for the day but that would be a bit soft and Daegu is calling. It’s only about 125km away and, while I’ve never ridden 100km in a day with a fully loaded bicycle the river path…

Andong to Sangju

Andong is the start of the Nakdong River section of the Four Rivers Cycle Path. This path forms part of the Seoul to Busan ride that I was originally going to do here in Korea before I got side tracked. I was pleasantly surprised that the certification center at Andong Dam had passports for sale…