Do you have any advice as to where to find solitude in a country as crowded as Korea? As new citizens of this great country we are disturbed by the lack of privacy. Our apartment building is a constant hum of activity, i.e. residents coming and going, school children going to/from school, a nosy security guard watching the strange white people's every move. We live near a mountain and assumed that we could go hiking and escape the ever watchful eyes of an entire country that seems amazed by the presence of Americans. We were mistaken as the mountain was as crowded as the city streets. Entire groups of outdoor buffs fell over each other pointing and staring at the Americans. Some even literally stumbled and fell as they struggled to crane their necks to see us.
So, if we can't go to nature for solitude.....where do we go?
The Korean's recommendation would be one of the numerous small islands around Korea, which has nothing to see but nature and the ocean. The point is to visit an island that is NOT known as a tourist attraction. (In other words, places like Jeju-do or Ganghwa-do would not qualify.)
Readers, do you have any recommendations?
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