We had an early start for Nami Island. Cla made reservations for us to join the buses bound for Nami Island. These buses are stationed in front of Lotte Mart off Jamsil Station. KW23,000 per person covers round trip bus tickets and the ferry ride. The bus goes back to Seoul at four in the afternoon.
We encountered heavy traffic on the way to Nami. We made good use of the time by catching some sleep. We have been spending a lot of time sleeping during bus rides.
When we arrived at the port, we found the place packed with tourists, both foreign and local. Seeing local tourists flocking the place was a surprise for me. The greater surprise was the number of people in the area. I never realized the place was this popular.
Once the ferry docked on the island, we quickly separated from the throng of tourists and followed the dirt path outlining the island. Coming from a densely populated developing country, I shouldn’t be complaining about the number of people. There was just something about seeing that large of a crowd that can be overwhelming at times. Perhaps, it’s because I imagined the island to be a relaxing place for a stroll. If you get far enough from the crowded places, it can be peaceful and you can better enjoy the scenery.
We were back on the ferry at a little past three. We waited for quite some time for our bus to start boarding (which was a little after 4 pm). We waited for some passengers who seem to have forgotten the time. We departed for Seoul at about 4:15 pm.