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 ;]

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