On a trip to Suseong Lake and my first time on the monorail

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends. – Maya Angelou

A few weeks ago, I took a bus, the subway and the monorail to meet an old friend by Suseong Lake in Daegu, South Korea. It was during this time that I read the bulk of Jimfish by Christopher Hope (read my review here) and it was also the first time that I’d gone on the monorail.

The monorail was still under construction when I left Daegu at the beginning of 2013, and I was quite sad at the time that we never got to experience it for ourselves.

So, as the escalators carried me higher and higher up into the sky towards the turnstiles, I decided to live tweet the occasion:

Suseong Lake is one of the most beautiful areas in Daegu (after Duryu Park, of course). The lake is surrounded by trees, coffee shops, restaurants, hotels and even a small amusement park for children. When you walk around the lake at night, you’ll find musicians playing their instruments, adding to the ambience of the park.

My friend and I went to Bacchus, a pub right across the road from the lake, and met a few more South Africans. Later, my husband joined me and we went for dinner down the road.

It was a day well spent.

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One thought on “On a trip to Suseong Lake and my first time on the monorail

  1. Pingback: Video: Fun at the Suseong Lake Festival in Daegu, South Korea | Reviews on a Train

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