Hiking Bukhansan on Chuseok

Getting there We reached Gupabal Station (subway line 3) at 7:00 a.m. in the morning. There’s a bus stop, on the same side of the road, around 5 minutes from exit 1. Most websites recommend Bus No. 704 (on the opposite side) or Bus No. 34. A taxi driver figured we were confused and suggested Bus…

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Help! We’re Lost in a Mongolian Forest.

After the camel ride and lunch, we proceeded towards Tovkhon Monastery — our last attraction for the day. The monastery is roughly 100 km from Karakorum. Our guide was worried about the condition of the roads near the monastery. The rains could have destroyed the dirt roads and there was no way of knowing how bad…

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Journey to the Heart of Mongolia

The Views from the Top (Eden Camp) The next morning, we woke up early to hike the rocky peak behind our camp. Boggi, our guide, had assured us that it was perfectly safe to do so and wouldn’t be too hard. We had some time before breakfast and with the camp plunged in silence —…

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