Leaving Bizarroville meant passing a park and a rock-climbing wall.
Let it never be said that South Korea lacks wide-open spaces. Once you leave the big cities, the population density drops radically, and you find yourself amid field and farm and forest. I bet you can even see the stars in the night sky-- something I used to take for granted as a native of the Mid-Atlantic United States. Even close to Washington, DC, light pollution was minimal. In Seoul, though, you can see only the brighter stars. If you're lucky.