My feet hurt so bad!
I think I've done too much walking. I've also come down with a cold - typical!
But I went out anyway of course. Figured some actual fresh might help so I went to Hahoe Folk Village in Andong. It took about an hour and a half by bus to get to Andong. Then I got a taxi to the folk village as I thought I was on a time limit to be back at Andong bus station by 3:15 (boy I got that wrong, which I found out when I got back to Andong bus station). The taxi cost 20,000won, which is about £14 and return bus trip to and from Daegu was also about 20,000won. Add in 1,200 for the bus to Andong from Hahoe and over all it cost me about £29ish which isn't bad! Plus about £3 for entry to Hahoe.
The village was very interesting. An odd blend of then and now. Thatched roof but with a satellite dish. Wooden gates blocking dirt paths, with a BMW parked there. Vast rice paddies with tractors. An old wooden ferry, with an electric motor. Despite the modern touches, the place did give you a feel for what it was like back in the old eras. Slate roofs protected the more important people's homes in the centre of the village while the homes on the ring around them had thatched roofs. Dusty dirt roads linked the buildings together. Although there weren't so many trees in the village (those that did exist were mostly pine trees curling round like rivers) the surrounding hillsides were abundant with different trees, giving the air a clean taste (unlike the cities). A river wound around most of the village, feeding the rice fields that took up most of the spare land. After sitting and simply enjoying the view I had to make my return to the hostel.
I did accidentally fall asleep on the bus to Andong but luckily I woke up a stop later and could walk back. But by now my feet were hurting quite bad!
I figured I wouldn't do anything for the rest of the day when I got back, but the staff of the guesthouse had other plans. For NO price, they dressed me up in Hanbok (old Korean clothing) and waltzed me through some of downtown to go to their sister hostel. I don't think I've received so many compliments since I dressed as a Geisha! The clothing was surprisingly light considering you have an underdress, the dress, a fabric shawl and a (massive) hat on. Plus I still had my jeans and tshirt on! The boss of the guesthouse took many photos and uploading them to Facebook to premiere themselves but hey, I got to wear Hanbok for free!
Once I had all the layers taken off, I had my noodles and thought of going shopping. Then I fell asleep. So when I woke up I just worked on my plan of action for tomorrow (you'll have to wait and see) and tried to learn some more Korean.
The cold is now hitting me again and filling up my nose and chest so I guess it's time for bed now!