Donghae, Korea > Vladivostok, Russia
Met another rider staying at our hotel, he is from Belgium and doing a similar ride to us, though is held up in Korea for a week trying to get a Mongolian visa.
Time to say goodbye to South Korea, we have enjoyed our time here. At Customs we had to empty all our saddlebags to go through the x-ray before we could ride the bikes onto the boat. The whole process took time but was pretty straight forward.
When booking the ferry we were not given any options as to what standard of room we wanted, we were allocated Economy which consisted of about 8-10 bunks in one room each bunk with a curtain. We were a bit concerned about security for our gear. Imagine our delight when we opened our door to find we had been upgraded to First Class, not only our own room but a door with a lock. I was delighted! This is First Class on a Korean ferry.
Met a lovely couple, Patrick and Marie from France, they are in a campervan and are now on their return journey home.
Arriving in Vladivostok after just under 23hrs on board.
Our Customs Agent met us at the ferry and drove us to our hotel – we should have the bikes cleared by tomorrow.
Went for a walk, as we do – along the promenade and then the main street.