Urban Mountaineering

Update: the place I found is 숭인공원,  if anyone else wants to check it out. 

The picture below is the view from the hallway window at school. If you look very closely, there's a small pagoda on top of that little mountain in the distance. On Wednesday, I decided to try to go there.

My quest took me through increasingly narrow streets that slowly wound uphill.
Eventually, I reached a dead end. There was no way to keep going up on the streets. I could see the hilltop looming just beyond these stairs, so I took a deep breath... and started to climb.
and climb...
and climb and climb.
Eventually I came to this: A quaint, tree-filled park perched at the top of the hill.
It was a little oasis smack dab in the middle of northeast Seoul-- which is otherwise not very pretty.
I followed the path for a few minutes before I rounded a corner and saw this:

I had reached my destination! I looked out at the city below and low and behold, there was my school nestled among the hanok roofs and dilapidated buildings.
Mission accomplished.




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The Korean misadventures of a rehabilitated news writer.
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