Things did not go quite as smoothly as I anticipated. I realized early into my walk that the mapping software I had used was not as accurate as it could be. I should have used google maps, but I thought instead to try a different program. The mapping issue was the route of all my problems, I think.
Here is a map of where I was hoping to go.
|The original goal and rough map to Hanaro Mart--this map is not from the same mapping source I originally used and shows more detail than I had.|
|The roads were empty. I didn't pass many people either.|
Anyway, I kept going and in the next 20 or so minutes, asked for directions a couple more times--one group of ladies definitely told me to get the bus, but I established that I wanted to walk.
|Beautiful (and humid-hazy) view as I walked.|
At this point, I was continuing because of pure stubbornness. I really wanted to find Hanaro Mart. It was hot. I was really sweaty and I knew that despite the sunscreen I had put on I was getting a bit burned, but I really wanted to reach my goal.
|Map of the route I actually walked. At ~10k I turned around. |
Purple dots are Hanaro Mart.
|I could see Global Edu City and was depressed by how far away it still was...|
I really did enjoy my walk despite the wrong turns and extra kilometers, it was fun to explore the surrounding countryside. But I am so thankful that the taxi came along when it did, and even more thankful that he stopped for me.
Here's to more adventures to come!