Festivals

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Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

April 4th and 5th, 2015 marked the peak weekend for cherry blossoms here in South Korea, which meant it was time to travel with Enjoy Korea to the small seaport town of Jinhae for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival! The roughly $30 registration fee provided us with timely and convenient transportation that dropped us off, … Continue reading

Jindo Sea Parting Festival

On March 21st, 2015, waygooks and Koreans alike flocked to a small island in the southwest corner of the country…to flock to an even smaller island! Known as the Jindo Sea Miracle, for just a few days each year a natural phenomena occurs along the coast of this region that causes the tide to perfectly … Continue reading

Have Yourself a Korean Little Christmas

Merry Christmas from Korea! Besides a few twinkling roundabout decorations and lights hanging from windows of major shopping malls, Ulsan unfortunately doesn’t offer much in the way of holiday spirit. However, Busan is a whole different story! From November 29, 2014 to January 4, 2015, along a lengthy stretch of Gwangbok-ro in Jung-gu (Busan), people … Continue reading

Busan, You’re A Firework

I don’t consider myself a pyromaniac, but I will say I do love me some fireworks. The way they sparkle and shine against the dark night sky. The elongated screech they produce as they’re released into the air, and the extra half second it takes for that final BANG to reach the ears. And there’s something … Continue reading

2014 Jinju Lantern Festival

Located in the south central part of Korea, Jinju is a small city of just 300,000 people. But for ten days a year, nighttime traffic is bumper-to-bumper and walking the streets means shuffling, wading and weaving through crowds of people. Why? The Jinju Namgang Yudeong (Lantern) Festival. One of the most famous festivals in Korea, the Lantern Festival is deeply … Continue reading

2014 International Mask Festival – Andong, South Korea

Masks:  Pretty cool! Food: Pretty good! Performances: Okay. Location: Okay. Overall: Pretty…okay. A few weeks back, on September 27th and 28th, I traveled north to the sleepy town of Andong (population approximately 160,000) for the 2014 Mask Festival (side note: check out the vlog post here!). Spanning ten days, the festival featured masks from countries … Continue reading

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