Lazy is my middle name!!! hahahah … too lazy to put my story in words…but eager to make it in black and white .. so, i will try my utmost best…
Chodang Dubu Village
ok..my late lunch .. i need to blog this as this is one of Gangneung attraction ..you have to try Gangneung dubu (bean curd) .. dedicated village called Chodang Dubu Village is where you can eat the famous dubu dish….i just asked the taxi driver to bring me there and on his recommendation he dropped me infront of a restaurant which has lots of banner stated that SBS, KBS, MBC (Major tv broadcasting) already cover their restaurant … hheheh ..you never go wrong if you choose a restaurant like this… 🙂 (my personal opinion)…but i’m the one who made a mistake by ordering something that i never tasted it before (i’m an adventures person) ..hahahah …but at least i learned that i should not order the same dubu dish ever again!!! it’s was a set of dubu dish .. plain dubu dish, salty, etc… which i can’t help but trying my best to taste all but i give up … i should stick to sundubu jigae instead or dubu with kimchi.
House of Hae Gyun
From the village i walked to house of Hae Gyun which supposed to be nearby. But i lost!! i met a young couple who happen to have the same intention as mine. and 3 of us on foot searching for the house. the couple came from Daegu and spent their first trip as a couple at Gangneung. The boyfriend giggle and the girlfriend smile shyly while explaining it to me. hahaha… i forgot how love can be that innocent and beautiful… Ok, i should stop. We managed to find the house finally and made a tour for about 10 – 15 minutes. Hae Gyun is well known for his novel Hong Gil Dong aka Robin Hood. He wrote it back at 15 century. Now i wonder, on what basis he wrote the novel? Maybe each country has their own version of “Robin Hood” or he heard it from the business traveller and wrote it. And which one is the original?
I bid goodbye to the couple and heading to the city of Gangneung for my another favourite place, market!!!
Jung Ang Market
Jung Ang market located in the middle of Gangneung town. I love to be in a market coz simply it shows the real people activity, need, color of each place. And the best food, view always come from here. I come across with a unique ritual where a group of people wearing a traditional costume and play traditional instrument visit each shop in the market. I guess it’s a ritual to pray for the prosperous of the business.
From the market, i crossed the main road for my 3rd cup of coffee for the day. A hello from a young lady who is curious of my nationality… oh, she is majoring in english at her university and i felt forever since my last conversation last this long at Gangneung.. 🙂 .. i ended my long day with dinner i bought at shopping mall, watching 2days 1night at my motel room and tomorrow another day at Gangneung will come.