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Alessia & Ross, on a world bike journey.
Currently in: South Korea
Next up: Japan

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This building, along with the bike paths throughout the country, was part of a $17b development of South Korea’s waterways aimed at green growth. An impressive structure! 
Meanwhile, we battle with fierce headwinds as we head towards Busan and our ferry to Japan on Sunday.
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There’s only so much you can say about the Four Rivers Bike Path in Korea, so here are some random facts about the country: 
1. Koreans are the world leaders in hard alcohol consumption. (See fact 2)
2. Soju is the most popular spirit in the world - outselling Smirnoff Vodka! There is barely any export of it, which shows how much these people like to drink!
3. Korea is the world leader in credit card usage.
4. Koreans have the highest average IQ in the world.
5. The Apple iPhone microchips are made by Samsung.
6. Samsung is responsible for 17% of Koreas GDP.
7. Potatoes are very expensive.
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We were so fortunate to have been hosted by the lovely, kind, inspiring and overly-hospitable Stacey and Jawrney in Sangju. The two of them travelled for 3 years around the world to research farming practices, have now settled down with a farm and are growing hops (amongst many other things) to start their own microbrewery! Ross was bed-ridden with a stomach virus and they smothered us with love! We also shared their hospitality with @podrozozbior who are spending a year travelling Japan and Korea (photo credit to Pawel).
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We’ve been pretty lucky with the weather in South Korea, although have had a couple of days where our hands felt like they were going to fall off and that there wasn’t enough soju in the country to warm us up. But early mornings, with a hot coffee, fresh air and our awesome @helinox chairs make the start of the day an absolute joy.
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We continued following the winding, quiet roads up into the Songnisan National Park to see the famous Boebjusa and giant golden Buddha. The local delicacies are wild mushrooms and a range of wild flowers and leaves. We ordered the Mushroom Hotpot (hotpot not pictured). It came with a whopping 26 ‘Banchan’ (little side dishes designed to accompany the main dish). Koreans sure know how to fill your table - and the adjacent four! .
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Eccentric Dumplings? Yes please! Yesterday we left the bike path and headed through the hills towards Songnisan National Park. A beautiful days ride and the best so far in S Korea. The cycling path was killing us with boredom!
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Meanwhile, in South Korea... Turn the volume up and enjoy!
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It’s almost too easy. Tunnels, bridges and smooth bike lanes make cycling in South Korea a piece of cake. We will need to venture off-piste in search of adventure soon. In the meantime, strong head and cross winds are keeping us fairly busy.
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One Year On The Road! What can we say.. we always had our doubts when we left our little apartment in London last year. Much trepidation, anxiety, wanderlust, excitement and curiosity. Would we survive? Would it all end in tears at some point? Not so far! Instead, we have experienced a world of awesomeness. Cultures, cuisines, climates, landscapes, but most of all the beautiful, kind, caring and selfless people that inhabit it. It’s not only the locals, but the scores of other travellers that we have met along the way, with some forging into strong bonds that will no doubt last our lifetime. If only we could continue experiencing this fortunate opportunity for years to come. MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!
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Starting out our route from Incheon to Busan via Seoul. South Korea has an extensive network of cycle paths that crosses the whole country. We are making our way on the “Four Rivers” cycle route before we leave it for some unplanned detours. 
After a few days spent visiting Seoul, we can’t wait to get deep into the country!
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HELLO KOREA! The journey here wasn’t as smooth as planned.. first we had to unpack our bike boxes at KL airport as AirAsia weren’t happy about the few kilos overweight. Then, on arrival at Seoul, we couldn’t fit our bike boxes in a taxi so we were almost stranded at the airport at 1am in the morning. Until our saviours from @bnb_innergarden picked us up and looked after us like we were royalty! These guys are so awesome, and their little home in Incheon was just what we needed to settle into the Korean way of life. Thank you Kim and wifey for giving us such a fantastic welcome in your beautiful country!
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With only a couple of days to sort out the usual pre-flight errands (bike boxes, etc) this is unfortunately the only site we managed to have a look at in Kuala Lumpur..the Petronas Towers.
While Ross loves a good engineering marvel, Alessia was disappointed that it had no relation to the revered charm from Harry Potter.
Anyway, we are all packed up and ready for our flight to SEOUL tomorrow! Interestingly, this will be also an historic day of diplomacy  that will see Kim Jong Un cross into the DMZ and meet with South Korea for the first time. Let’s hope for no nasty surprises! .
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