I Will Walk 500km

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And, I will walk 500 more, as long as this $17 pair of slip-ons I bought at Target before I came here hold out.

Thanks to my friends Sam, Jenna and Hye ri for coming out with me to Geumyeonsan on Sunday as a kind of observed birthday event. It’s always good to be able to stretch ones birthday out for nearly an entire week. 



Geumyeonsan is a little different than Gudeoksan, which I hiked with a couple other friends last month. That one had fewer creature comforts. This one had several maekkoli stops along the way. We ended up getting ours down on the ground at a CU. It’s cheaper.

But, still, several hours walking, climbing and navigating our way to the top is going to make you sweat. So will pumping iron!


Or, stone. Apparently a leftover from the set of the last Flinstones movie.


Thanks, guys, for a great, healthful way to celebrate my birthday–observed.


JPDdoesROK is a former news editor/writer in New Jersey, USA, who served a one-year tour of duty in Dadaepo/Jangnim, Saha-gu, Busan from February 2013 to February 2014. He is now a teacher in Gimhae.


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