Monday, January 28, 2013

Winter Holidays II.

So do you know how to find out you're on holidays mode?
You spend only up to six hours at school. 

Anyway, last time I wrote about trip to some city, name I can't remember. Thing is, we also visited Seoul, the capital of South Korea. By cheapest train about 20 bucks, and about 4 hours (not sure about this one).

Seoul is pretty much like any other city, I did not find anything spectacular to blow my mind. I enjoyed walking around small street and tiny houses, watching people (girl crying next to her (ex)boyfriend was funny), but nothing special indeed.

street art?

     yea, they're watching

But back to school, we kinda have winter holidays, so school took us to trip last week. Don't ask me where, I ain't got idea. Just know somewhere around Busan, or however it is spelled in latin.

We needed to supply diary for Gov (the trip is sponsored from Gov money), so let me just copy that for y'all:

Last week I have joined trip organized by our college to Busan and around Busan.
The trip started 14th January 2013 in the morning when we took bus from College.
After about 2 hours we arrived to Busan. In there we took walk around coast and visited some
Famous beaches in Busan. We also traveled around Cities and places.
Very interesting was first day lunch, which we took in restaurant where you have to pay if you do not
Everything that you took on your plate. It is really great idea how to make people take only as much
As they can really eat. There is no trash, or at least minimum and people can really think about their
Eating habits.
Other places that we visited and I enjoyed were UN Cemetery and Island with kinda botanical garden.
We traveled by ship and for many of us it was first-time experience. Island was incredibly beautiful, even
It's still winter.
We also visited Museum, where we could learn more about local history from early ages.
I hope I will be able to visit those places in summer again, and not only once.

Sounds like fun? (Yea, damn my creative writing and bad-ass English!)

I enjoyed visit to island, really nice place and McDonald's (they took us there for the first time, when talking about all school trips). I would never go to McDonald's in Slovakia, but here, damn it's like food from my mum.

I guess you wanna pics..

Yea, looks kinda boring on pics, but trust me, whatever Island it was, it's good place to visit.

So get drunk whatever you do, you might find some island on your way home!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Winter Holidays [Gyeongju]

So do you know how school works in here?

No? Me neither, or better said I do not remember. Well, after we finished winter semester (around like 15th December?) there are school holidays.

For Koreans it should be like 2 months (+-). For us it was from Dec 21(?) till Jan 8. From 8th I start E-zone and later Korean classes. And proly also  English. Wanna English, don't wanna Korean.

As of now, they don't know what classes are we gonna have next semester, so neither us do. Uhm. 

Anyway, holidays. So far sleeping a lot and some travel: Seoul and other city spelled probably like Gyeongju.

So that other city: 

kinda like historical one, was capital at some era, or wasn't...

They got a bunch (or two) of that-hilly-thingy like the one on picture. Tombs of Kings or whatever they had in past. The most of them are hills like that one on pic, some of them available to enter somehow (don't know how because I was't interested in finding out how).

Seems like regular people use this as burial stuff too. (We found this one when walking around - okay - when walking to Sex museum, but we haven't entered, God screwed our empty wallets).

And I guess this is famous too, for some other reasons.

And they got some Buddha, surprisingly. You can't make pics of him, otherwise people would find out he is pretty much the same as any other ;]

And McDonald's that ain't finished. 

City is expensive, I think. They live from tourism, and they are gonna ask you for money to see any small statue or whatever. So in the end you spend some big (or at least not small) money on seeing stuff you are, or you are not interested in.

Even spa-house was expensive. We spend about 10000W for one night, comparing to like 5000 in Daegu.  Difference was one in Daegu has also spa, the one in other city had only sauna. And need to pay 1500 for pillow (that some Korean will steal from you as soon as you leave it for a moment). So we needed to argue about them. Only funny thing in spa-house was Korean family talking about my penis (father explaining to his son that foreigners are pretty much the same). No, I did not understand them, but I could see where are they pointing.

Otherwise people are nice: the bus driver, when stopped on red light, came to the back of the bus explaining us where to get of and so.

So go ahead and visit Gyeongju, you should be able to find something you are interested in, or at least this fancy trash bin on your way to Buddha ;]