Seoul is surrounded by mountains, so when Kwang was working this past Saturday (haha) I ventured out with one of my teachers at school and went on my first hike in Korea. It felt amazing to get out of the crowded city and up in the trees. I do have to admit there were quite a few people along the steep path and yes, many of them were twice my age and easily lapping me.
Here's another view up on the mountain. If you look carefully you can see the hazy outline of Seoul's cityscape. The hiking path was about a 45 minute subway ride from my house. Not bad at all. Hiking is a serious fashion business here. People have whole wardrobes committed to the sport. I on the other hand wore shorts and a t-shirt and felt out of place.