Thursday, July 23, 2009

A weekend treat!

I'm back from my honeymoon. My trip was so amazing that I'll never ever fully be able to describe how wonderful it was. I'll have to let the pictures do all the talking. I'll save that for another post.
About a week before I left on my honeymoon I took a little side trip to Socho (Seoraksan -- a really cool National park) with my good friend Amy. Trying to save a little cash we decided to try couch surfing. Basically Amy sent out a few emails to people asking if they would be willing to host us for 3 nights. We ended up staying with a husband and wife and their two small boys from the US who are also teaching in Korea, just like us! And wow, all I can say is that they were so welcoming and did way more then we ever expected! Thanks Catherine (and family)!!!!!!
Here are some pictures from our adventures:
Amy pretty excited to see that there were two kinds of filling in her donut!

We were both really excited to leave Seoul. Sometimes the craziness here is just too much.

The first day we went right to the park.

Relaxed in a Buddhist temple then hiked up a mountain (read: walked for an hour up a small hill)
Took a rest at a waterfall
Drank with some old men!
Rode the cable car to the top! A fun day in the park!
YAH! Happy Mountain
The view from their apartment was beautiful
Day two was beach day. Although the weather wasn't nice enough to actually go swimming we still enjoyed hanging out by the water. And the weather certainly didn't stop these Koreans from enjoying their tubing time.
Just a short 15 minute walk up to another temple
Fruit for sale
Sometimes I forget how beautiful Korea is
Lunch was pork since neither of us enjoy fish!
A trip downtown to end our evening
HUH? This shirt pretty much sums up my weekend in Seoraksan.
Had a blast once again!!!!!!! Life in grand!


Part 1 of exciting news to share has to do with our honeymoon!


For the first 3 days we will be staying in a completely private villa. Catering services and back messages will come to us. Hello, just look at the pictures

Then we've decided to spend the next 3 nights at a resort
We're pretty excited! The people at this company have been really nice and responded quickly to my emails. If you are interested in staying here please check out this website
* photos taken from site


How can I connect three random pictures and tell a story:
Crazy rainy season is here. Rain, rain, rain and then some more. Luckily we've had nice weather the past week! But last week the Han River overflowed and swallowed up some biking paths
Speaking of bikes........these are the Pizza Hut delivery service bikes looked up for the night
Speaking of pizza delivery is a picture I took from my computer tracking how long it would take for the pizza to arrive at my door. Just 4 minutes and 31 seconds left. Domino's pizza, I love you ;)

So there is your dose of three random pictures of nothing

Mud Festival

I have been going to the Mud Festival every year since I've been in Korea. And I've always had a good time. Check it out here and here and here. Each experience has been completely different yet still completely fun. It certainly was different this time mostly because we didn't get muddy.
The KTX (high speed train) ride is always exciting
And then of course Sung Hyun has to bring along some snacks. Fried chicken and ice cream.........ummmm what a great combination!
This one is for Alisa.........who couldn't make it to mudfest this year. We had a momosa (champagne and a little OJ) for you!
Almost there. Do you like my soju earrings?
First stop was to meet up with all our friends who had a few hours to roll around in the mud. The awesome soju gun!
Dinner with friends
Cheers! Oh Myra.......
Sung Hyun has a go
Mudfest isn't complete without a beer on the beach
Sung Hyun hangs with the boys
Midnight snack. Hog dog deep fried in french fries......YUCK!
Then randomly we met up with Diana and her fiance Min Gi. And we invited them to our room for a few drinks. What a fun couple!
Had an after midnight clam bake Not so bad
And then I ran into TJ, another friend from my first year in Korea
Shar makes us 'good morning' breaky
The next day we were going to hit up the beach and get all dirty, but it was so crappy outside and no one was on the beach. The wind was so crazy so we parked out butt in a coffee shop.
We watched the crazy Koreans in the water
And listened to Sung Hyun try to serenade us