TROUBLE IN PARADISE DAY 2: SURPRISE TYPHOON
Somehow I took a different route than Howl, and we got separated. He waited for me, but couldn’t figure out why I was taking so long. I kept going thinking he was ahead of me. And I couldn’t figure out why he hadn’t stopped.
Howl’s phone wasn't working properly, so I didn’t think to call him. When I turned my phone on about 40 minutes later, I noticed several missed calls.
When we finally connected, I realized Howl stayed close to where we departed from, out of fear he'd get lost, even though there was only one way to go.
It took us awhile to get everything sorted out, and get back on track. I ended up biking about 12 kilometers ahead of Howl, so had to backtrack to get him. It would've been obvious to anyone observing from a distance that we were fighting, although I was trying to act like nothing was wrong.
|Howl enjoying fried chicken and beer on Jeju Island in South Korea.|
During the afternoon we found out we had a little more money than thought, so decided to splurge on fried chicken and beer for dinner. But, soon after settling in for the night, it started to storm.
|Holding the tent up with our arms and legs during a storm on Jeju Island.|
Storm is an understatement. It was more like a surprise typhoon.
Camping by the ocean during monsoon season isn’t a good idea, unless you want to hold up the tent with your arms and legs to keep it from ripping apart.
As the water gushed in we fought about what to do. Just when we about gave up, a man came to our rescue and invited us to stay at his nearby guesthouse. For free.
DAY 1: You know what they say, “When it rains it pours." So, get out your umbrellas for this one. August is monsoon season in Korea, and this adventure was definitely a downpour...
DAY 3: My first mistake was going commando to the convenience store. My second mistake was staying to eat noodles at the convenience store. My third mistake was forgetting I wasn’t wearing underwear. That’s when I unintentionally exposed myself to a Korean family...