Andong

Že ob 7. uri zjutraj smo se s Seula odpravili v Andong. Nekaj težav smo imeli z iskanjem pravega perona. Običajno so vsi napisi dvojezični – korejski in angleški, obstajajo pa tudi izjeme – kot je bila naša. Z nekaj pomoči smo se vkrcali na vlak, ki naj bi imel razprodane vse sedeže. Po francosko smo se vseeno usedli in opazovali mimo bežeča rumena riževa polja.

V Andongu smo se v turistično-informacijskem centru najprej pozanimali za avtobus do tradicionalne vasi Hahoe (beri: Hawe), poceni hotel in dobro hrano.

Vas s tradicionalnimi hišami ima še vedno nekaj več kot 200 prebivalcev. Vas, ki je pod zaščito UNESCA, je znana po lesenih maskah, ki izvirajo iz obredov preganjanja zlih duhov.
Z Gašperjem sva se povzpela še na bližnje klife, od koder sva imela odličen razgled na celotno vasico.

Ob vrnitvi v Andong smo poiskali poceni motel in se odpravili na andonško specialiteto – jjimdak (beri: čimdak). Gre za precejšnjo porcijo piščanca z rezanci, zelenjavo (krompir, korenje, čebula) in gobami v sojini omaki. Probleme nas še vedno povzroča uporaba palčk. Jjimdak smo poplaknili s pijačo soju (beri: sodžu), ki je sicer z vodo razredčen etanol.


We left for Andong at 7 o’clock in the morning. We had some problems finding the right train track. Usually all the captions are bilingual – Korean and English – but there are some exceptions and this was ours. With some help we finally managed to board the train that had all seats reserved. We made ouservels French, occupied some seats and watched yellow rice field passing by.

In tourist-information center in Andong we asked for a bus to traditional village Hahoe (read: Hawe), cheap hotel and good food.

The traditional folk village still has more than 200 residents. It is protected by UNESCO. It is known for wooden masks that were used for shamanistic rituals for getting rid of evil spirits. Gašper and I also climbed on the top of the cliffs to capture the beautiful view of Hahoe village.

When coming back to Andong we searched for a cheap hotel and then went out for dinner. We tried Andond’s specialty – jjimdak (read: chimdak). It is a big portion of chicken with noodles, vegetables (potato, carrots, onion) and mushroom in soy sauce. We still have some problems using the sticks. We also tried soju, a distilled beverage containing ethanol and water.

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