Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Gyeongju Summer Trip (part 2)
After about 3.5 hour-ride from Seoul, we safely arrived at Dongdaegu (East Daegu) Station where we had 20 minutes to rest before changing our train into the Mugunghwa train (the less expensive intercity train). We were about to embark on the 2 pm train that would transport us directly to Gyeongju.
Freya and Eyra were having cups of milk before departing...yes..it's better to drink something warm instead of iced-beverages in the unbelievable 'heat' in the summer.
Even the air-conditioned coach seemed to be hapless to retract the heat that 'bombarded' the window panes of the coach. We felt a little hot...so as to make the kids enjoy the 1-hour trip (Dongdaegu --> Gyeongju), their Mom made ponytails out of their hair.
We arrived at one of the several small stations along the way.
Another group photo: we did not travel by ourselves, in fact another family (mas Wawan and Mbak Ulfa) were also on the trip together with us. It's their first trip to Gyeogju, too. So ...the more the merrier, right?
With gleaming smile on their face (including mine?)^^ we're trying our best to make every second counts (counted).
Another small station. Oh, this one really captured our attention since there was this petai cina tree. Yes, petai cina (Leucaena leucocephala) that we can easily find back home in Indonesia. Well, of course, I am not sure if they were petai cina..or lamtoro or mlandingan...anyway..it just captured our attention.
Back to the coach...now let's take a picture with om Wawan and mbak Ulfa.
One-hour trip never felt so bored if we knew what to do...and always kept the spirit high and positive...and oh...we started to see the glimpses of hanok houses...Korean traditional houses that we knew we would encounter a lot in Gyeongju.
so..it meant only one thing: we're approaching to arrive at Gyeongju.