Originally, I planned to go to Busan Haeundae Beach and relax and get a tan while befriending a less active and hanging out with a guy I find fairly attractive. Well, my less active friend cancelled the day before and my attractive guy friend claimed he had to play in a basketball game (lame). This all happened the night before and the moment I got off the phone with my church friends, I was invited to go on a major hike the next day. I am happy I did and thanks to hopkido I was not sore afterwards (that badly).
We left early and when I say 'we' I mean: myself, Jeff the mountain, and Hiker James. (nicknames have been approved by the board of 'cyndil's acceptable phrases'). Both of these guys were sporting their awesomely expensive cameras where I dropped mine and watched it skid along some rocks, my point is that they were serious while I was there just for the ride. :)
(Back: Jeff the Mountain, Front: Hiker James)
We hiked the wall...fortress...mountainside around Busan city which is about an hour bus ride out of Masan. It was a beautiful clear day and had great views.
We started the hike with a huge meal of the best fresh goat meat I've ever had. SO tasty. The only bad descision about it was the fact that we ate it at the beginning of about a 6 or 7 hour hike. I had a stomach ache the whole day. But it was really good goat.
We got to eat outside on this table thing which was super awesome!
After the meal we headed out and hiked for a few hours and got so amazing sights atop mountains and all along a wall that supposedly surrounded Busan. The views were so amazing and very asian looking. We visited a couple temples and a budha garden. My favorite part of the hike was this area where the trail was just gigantic rocks you had to jump from one to the other.
This was the awesome trail!
During the hike we somehow got on the subject of Avatar the last airbender and discovered that we were all fans of it. So when we got back to Masan we decided to stay up till three in the morning to watch the finale of Korra. (If you didn't follow this last conversation, no worries, just blow it off as nerd stuff)
Before we left Busan we stopped at a nice chicken place where they had the best fried chicken. I couldn't enjoy it though because by that time my stomach ache had escaladed to the point while I was walking to the restaurant I nearly threw up. I had to sit down and take small sips of water. I lived through it though and the chicken was quite tasty (even if all I did was take one small bite at the time). On our way home our bus broke down so our one hour bus ride turned into a two and a half hour but I didn't mind so much, it was a really good day something bad had to happen to balance it out.
After I watched the season finale with my friends I walked home around 3 in the morning, surprisingly quiet and the merchant venders were already out setting up for sunday's big market.
The rest of the week was a breeze, it is test time for the highschool students so they don't come to the accademy which means my normally heavy load of classes got cut in half and the rest of the students had to study for our exam. All my students did surprisingly well.
We also did phone counceling this week which means I got to call all my students on the phone, it went better then I thought it would and many of my students reaction were quite comical er at least their parents made me laugh as well. I think the best comment I got from a kid this week was that all Americans are from space because all we eat is bread, meat, and soda.
Not gonna lie, this was a great week and I think next week will be just as good. We will find out.