The thing I like about Korea is that the weather is perfect for photos–the cold and overcast environment creates an even and perfect lighting that contributes to the whole mood and feel. Plus, it’s so conducive to layer! In a country where arms are a mainstay all-year-round, it’s been a breath of fresh air to actually pile on fabric to feel a bit of warmth.
As much as I love our tropical country, I think I can imagine myself enjoying winter–despite my skin allergies and all. I think a good pair of gloves and a warm fur coat (or Moncler) will allow me to withstand any temperature drop. I digress, I was seriously meaning to make this into just a so-called “quick post.”
On the second day of our visit, we were taught how to make Kimchi (which I couldn’t eat anyway as its fermentation process involves soaking the cabbage in anchovies) and try on Hanbok dresses–a little sneakpeek into the Korean culture. I specifically enjoyed wearing the Hanbok as I’m a huge National Costume Collector (self-proclaimed) and I’ve collected over 7 already from different countries (Vietnam, Thailand, China, Japanese Yukata, India to name a few); unfortunately a piece of legit cultural Hanbok can cost for as much as $50,000 so there goes my collection.
Afterwards, we went straight to Everland–an amusement park owned by Samsung, the number 1 South Korean conglomerate. As I’ve mentioned before in a lot of my family travel posts, theme parks are non-negotiables because my siblings and I are addicted to the thrill and adrenaline. We actually rode the T-express wooden roller coaster–the steepest wooden roller coaster worldwide (or at least it was for a while) to name a few. Here are a few photos just to chronicle my trip and perhaps, entice you to drop by Korea! If you missed my first post about Korea, check it out here: Seoul Searching.