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Day Two

Seoul City Wall

After a horrible night of sleep (Jet-lag) we decided to make sure we would sleep like a baby tonight by walking a good part of the Seoul City Wall

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Starting from one of the four main gates we headed up into the mountains surrounding Seoul, encountering a number of weird objects on the way.

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As you get up the first mountain, you can see that Seoul streches way beyond the mountain range.

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At some points the path besides the wall is broken up by a road and usually it continues on the other side.

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With a temperature of about 18 degrees celcius, a light breeze and amazing fall colours, the walk was very enjoyable.

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Parts of the wall are still in use today by the military.

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At a certain point you have to fill out an application form and show your passport to gain access to that part of the wall. Photography is forbidden unless specified and there's a lot of military and civillian gards patrolling the area. You can see all kinds of radar and air-defence systems.

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After a delicious lunch we continued on the wall

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From the public side this image below looks like an advertising sign, but behind it is an observation post where a guard can peek through the slots in the sign.

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In total we walked 20.7 Kilometers and climbed 232 floors. Our plan was to watch the Lights festival this night, but after a night of bad sleep and tired from the trek we decided to leave that for tomorrow.

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