Getting That Gwanak Mountain High
Nearly five years ago, having just made it to Seoul National University, a total random stranger on the road asked me whether I was from India. I said no but I am from somewhere north of that country, from a country that's home to Mt. Everest. The guy looked me like he did seen a whale masturbating for the very first time and then pointed out to the Gwanak Mountain and said, "Hey look! There's a mountain here too! You should feel like home no?"
I looked at the direction at which that strange man was pointing but I saw no mountain. Maybe it's the cloud that's skewing the view, I thought. I thanked him for making me feel at home and asked him if I could just go find where my dorms was? Yes thank you.
The sun set and the sun rose again and there I was waiting to be taken by the magnificent view of the snow caps. But as I stood there, with the clouds all clear, I could see absolutely nothing but a lonesome jumbo jet making its way across the sky leaving its white gibberish mark. What mountain was he talking about?... Then it finally set in; it was the hill, the HILL!!
The Gwanak hill, otherwise known as Mt. Gwanak.
Well I found that hilarious up till this weekend when I decided that I needed to get away from my relationship for a while and think deep about absolutely nothing on mountain tops.
And so I did, only to realize they do have a valid reason for calling it a mountain. Just too damn rocky.
|And so it begins|
|Took the wrong way up, only to later find the right path while going down|
|Doesn't do justice calling it a mountain now does it?|
|I take that back. damn rocks|
|Seoul from the top. Was expecting something better. Wonder whats it like at night up here|
|Seoul National University on the way down.|
The infamous 301 poking its ugly head out
|Got lost on the way back. Realized I wasn't the only one.|