Friday, October 9, 2009
Travel Journal Part One: The 18 Hour Train Ride
In the morning, we awoke to some truly beautiful scenery, which looked a lot like upstate New York in autumn. The leaves were turning brilliant colors and the sky was bright blue and it was nice to just lay there and look at the world go by. In the early afternoon, we finally arrived in Yanji, where we met up with Pat, Tae's friend who flew in from Beijing. We then hired a driver to take us to Chang Bai Shan, the national park/mountain area, which was another four hours or so. By the time we got there, we were tired and hungry and a bit chilly (or at least I was, in a skirt and flip-flops) so we picked the most convenient hotel and settled there for the night. The next few days would be spent exploring Chang Bai Shan and having many adventures. Stay tuned, dear readers!