|"Pose like a Korean"|
|Seokgatap pagoda - 13 centuries old|
So after walking up this winding road for approximately an hour it felt like we were getting no where. Seeing no other hikers and only a handful of crazy bikers we decided that we might be on the wrong path the the Grotto. I was pretty sure the road would lead us there but really had no idea how much further it would be. We were joking about hitch hiking (not really sure if that's acceptable or common here) when a car pulled up beside us and asked where we were going. After hearing our destination their only response was "ah get in". Not only were they giving us a ride but as soon as we got in the car they offered us oranges and yogurt - as i'm writing this I realize this could have been the beginning to some crazy Korean horror movie, but no worries they were nice people. In fact, they weren't even going to the Grotto, they just felt bad for us stupid Americans and wanted to give us a ride. After another 15 - 20 minutes driving we finally arrived, I don't know if I would've made it without them. We weren't even done here, after the entrance you walk for another 750 meter to reach the Grotto where, of course, pictures aren't allowed.
The rest of the weekend in Gyeongju was spent meeting up with some of our friends from orientation, eating, drinking and walking - oh and some noraebanging, always a good time! Sunday morning we decided to get breakfast - the night before we had seen a cafe offering omelets, and french toast! Well, glad my sweet tooth wasn't calling that morning because the French toast here is not exactly what you'd expect....Dana got dry toast, a green salad and some nasty looking bacon.
Lots of love,