Thursday, June 28, 2012

Korean Island Paradise: Our weekend in Jeju

The view from Ilchulbong
 "You can't come to Korea and not go to Jeju... You just can't!"  That was the first thing my co-teacher said to me shortly after I told her I wasn't planning on going to Jeju cause frankly, I had never really heard about it.  She urged me to reconsider, and finally, Jen and I caved and decided to look into going there for Buddha's birthday during the long weekend in May.  Having been on the peninsula for over 6 months, it was now hard to ignore Jeju's sexiness!  So we were sold!  Jeju, here we come!

Monday, June 25, 2012

I'm on the right track baby, I was born on this day!

So that title ^^ was my failed attempt at combining three events in one post. Why three events in the same post? First because I'm slightly lazy (only slightly), and second because I'm terribly behind in my blogging assignments. I am finding myself so incredibly behind on these posts, it's embarrassing. In my defense, though, I've been caught up, for the last couple of months, on real 'assignments' for my AQ and Masters' courses, and have not had much spare time to reminisce on recent Korean adventures. Of course, this doesn't mean I've been skipping out any fun, au contraire. So here goes...

Friday, June 22, 2012

Going down the world's best waterslide: Caribbean Bay

On May 19, we headed over to Caribbean Bay to celebrate our friend Briana's birthday. Jen had been wanting to go since last fall so we jumped on the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone! This day would also prove to be perfect since the park hadn't been yet open for a month and the weather was still somewhat too "cold" for most Koreans to get wet. But, we had ourselves a beautiful warm and sunny day to enjoy the festivities of Bri's birthday and the water park!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Beach Camping Korean Style!

On the weekend of May 12 & 13, we went to Muui-do (Muui island) for a relaxing beach camping getaway with some old and new friends!  Jen Pace, our resident Korean survival guide with a wealth of knowledge (who has sadly now left the peninsula), proposed this event via Facebook a few weeks and prior and since we were free that weekend we decided to tag along!  During the week leading up to it, we gathered all the necessities we would need from the local markets/shops in our area (lots and lots of food: wieners, hot dogs, chips, veggies, etc... even pizza)!