16 (Sun) May 2010
at Noeul Park (WHERE)
-Sangam, Mapo, Seoul, Korea-
with DJ, MtG, HS et al.
Noeul Park is a park and campground. The only one within Seoul, it’s located on the hills overlooking the World Cup Stadium. Originally, it had been built as a public golf course, but the city was forced to shut it down amidst widespread protests against the use of such a large expanse of land within city limits for the sake of an elitist sport. It was converted into its present form, open to all, the campsites by reservation, though the fairways and greens and bunkers remain, perhaps intentionally, providing the masses an opportunity to walk all over the upper class.
Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table, electric socket, and fireplace. The downside is that the campground is nearly a kilometer from the entrance, limiting the gear to whatever the camper is able and willing to lug – fortunately, the wheeled hand carts once used for golf bags are available
The name means “twilight” (noeul)” in reference to the views of the city that can be seen in the glow of dusk.
Everyone brought a bit of food, which was cooked over a central charcoal grill and shared.