My trip to Korea continues with us jetting back to Seoul on Day 4 in the morning and heads straight to Nami Island. We reached the harbor at Gapyeong Wharf at about noon. We were told that Nami Island is apparently now an independent republic, having its own passport, flag and currency. I was a bit confused there since we were freely able to go there without any real 'immigration'. We took a boat ride across icy waters to the island known to many as the shooting location of the popular drama Winter Sonata.
|The welcome sign to Nami Island at the Gapyeong Wharf before taking the boat|
|The icy river we're crossing to Nami Island|
|One of the fountains at the entrance still running with frozen water|
|The 'Shake in a Box' Kimchi Fried Rice we had for lunch|
Right after, we took our prayer at the opposite hall. Seems there are a lot of Asian tourists that come here that they made facilities to cater Muslims like us. Once done, we continued exploring the island heading towards more lines of trees and the lake. The scenery was nice, postcard moment in tow. The lake was frozen and all the trees were naked. We played around the area for abit until it was time to leave. A long way back it is. Back to the ferry and back to land. Then it's off towards Pyeongyang for some snowy adventure.
|The beautifully lined trees makes a great postcard picture moment.|
|Didn't get to take an unblocked view of the statue of the main characters of Winter Sonata|
|I think this was the streets of Chuncheon market|
|The view of the slopes at Alpensia Holiday Inn Resort|
|The bed at the hotel was super comfy. Too bad it was only for 1 night|
Update: Here's Day 5