i went to Gwanju a few days ago. i went early but unfortunately i had to wait an hr in the station as the buses were running every hour and i just had barely missed it. so in the end i didn’t get to Gwanju as early as i wanted. i walked from the terminal to the hostel as the walking distance it said it was about 15 minutes but it was almost double. The iphone has been very useful here as there is so many wifi spots and sometimes the GPS works even without being on a wifi spot. so i don’t know what i would do here without it. but sometimes it gets unusably when you got the wrong the map as i don’t know why but the last few hostel they don’t have the same location they have on the map they show and this one was not an exception.   so i got to location that the hostel was supposed to be without a problem but there was no sign of  the hostel as there was a church right there and people around there didn’t even know about  it and when i show them the address they didn’t even know. i should have make sure that i got the phone number for the hostel as it seems sometimes thats the only way to found a place in here but i couldn’t found it,  so after getting frustrated of going just  in circles around the block there a sir came out from the corner store, he must have seen us so lost in there, lol. he didn’t know the address either but after he asked some people around how to get there and not getting anything, he took his car with us and put the address on the car navigation system just to end up going around the block and end up by the same location. 🙂 he then started asking people about it until he found the place. it was on the street  we were  all the time and near by where the map said it was but on the opposite side in an apartment building at the last floor…  i don’t think i would have figure out not even google. i wish i had learned some basic korean as it seems like less people outside from seoul barely speak a few english words and it gets kinda difficult to move around.
so because of the another short day again i went quickly to the places i wanted to go here. one of those was the Bamboo Forest in Damyang like 40 bus ride from Gwanju. it was very beautiful there, too bad my pictures don’t even show how beautiful it is… so the time spent here was quick as i had to do other stuff before leaving to jeju early in the morning the next day. so then i headed to the market that btw it seems like i always got late to markets and they always dead at evenings.  i hope to make it to the next ones more early. after that  walked walked to downtown and then headed back to the hostel…

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