39 일째 – Scenic Drive and Cafes in Chungju

The second day in Chungju was pretty much similar to the first day … enjoying the scenery and chilling out at restaurants and cafes.

As I mentioned in my previous post, my friend lives on the outskirts in Chungju, so the house is big and the view is pretty good too.  I hope to someday work in a farm … although I don’t think this will happen.

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Day 2 in Chungju begins with an excellent breakfast

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With that, we leave to the Chungju Dam.

According to my friend, there are no kids living in this part of town.   Most of the people living here are already in their 50s or 60s.

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Chungjuho Lake

We have arrived at Chungjuho Lake 충주호! The lake is the largest in Korea and it was made into a dam that spans three counties.

There is also a ferry on this lake.  However, it was a little too cold to enjoy the boat ride, so we stayed on land.  For more information about the lake and the ferry ride, there is a website here.

Therefore, we went to a nearby cafe called 카페민들레, which is actually in the middle of nowhere.  It is technically in a small village because there are many houses behind this cafe.  We suspect that perhaps the owner of the cafe inherited this house and then turned this into a cafe.  They sell all the Korean meal items you can think of …

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Inside the cafe are some really cute decorations!

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We just ordered something to drink because the food was a little expensive.  The tea was really nice though and so was the atmosphere.  Being here, you feel like you have escaped from the city.

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The cafe also has a large camp fire outside where fathers went to talk about random things while having a smoke and coffee.  Eventually, it was taken over by children.

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We returned to Chunju shortly after.  It was such a nice day .. and the road was particularly quiet.

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Location

We went back to the terminal to walk around the mart and get my return ticket to Daegu.  We had a small oden meal at the Lotte Mart .. although it was a little expensive.

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That was my ticket and that was my bus 🙂

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The road back to Daegu, the sun was setting, … I love this site … the flatland, the mountains in the back, and the clouds up above.

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Back in Daegu!

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January 8, 2017

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