After traveling on the subway for more than one hour, we reached our destination, Oido.
Doesn't anybody want to go to Oido?
We got oriented by studying the map of the surroundings and decided to go to the pier with the light house. We got advice of a gentleman we talked to, to take a taxi. Trip would be about seven kilometers and the fair for the taxi 6,000 Wong.
Taxis were waiting in line and the driver we talked to seemed to understand what we wanted. Fair price he pointed out with putting up four fingers. Yes, good deal I made! At least I thought so.
Half an hour later we were still driving and I had him pull over in a little fishing city; he didn’t seem to understand why. Becky handed over the 4,000 Wong and the man got furious. I mean really mad, he wanted 40,000 Wong. We refused, got out of his car. Outside I offered him 10,000 but he got even more angry, raising his voice and following us shouting “in car”. No reasoning was possible for the language barrier was too big. So with hand and feed we told him to get the police, for he drove us somewhere we didn’t want to go.
The little fishing village we were "stuck" for almost an hour!
With our “bodyguard” following us the next forty minutes finally two policemen came. And luckily they spoke good English. The taxi driver giving his version in Korean and we giving our version in English. We got nowhere, so I offered a compromise: he brings us to the lighthouse in Oido and we’ll pay the 40,000 Wong. It worked! So finally we arrived at the required destination, the taxi driver, well I think it will take a long time before he accepts any foreigners again.
We enjoyed a real seafood barbeque luncheon and then it was time to get back to Seoul.
Finally we arrived at our destination!
Definately a place I'll take our seafood loving daughter to.