Sunday, July 18, 2010

Let's get muddy!

This past weekend, we (together with hoards of other English teachers and foreigners) headed for the 2010 Mud Festival.

Who would have thought the idea of rolling around in mud and getting super dirty would be so appealing. It took us close to four hours to get there, but man did we have a good time.

The festival is held on Daecheon Beach in Boryeong, South Korea. The beach is beautiful and the water surprisingly warm.

After a short walk we realised that we had literally walked smack into the middle of a mud fight! What fun! After a couple of bruises and some good laughs it was time to find out where the rest of the soft mud was. We then found a small area covered with several slides which all involved a fair amount of mud and water.

The downfall was that there were queues at each slide! Booo, so we only got to go on a limited amount of rides.

Other than that, we were somewhat disappointed by the lack of mud at the festival. There was no area to just paint yourself in mud and relax. It is also hard to tell that the festival is in fact a Korean festival because there are swarms of foreigners everywhere and suprisingly few Koreans. The other downfall to this is that prices of food and accommodation had exploded and everything was simply expensive.

It was for this reason that we decided not to get any accommodation (not that there was any left) and did an all-nighter. Phew! It was actually achieved more easily than I thought simply because restaurants stayed open...we ate a second dinner of samgyeopsal at 3:30am....Mmmmm, best food ever. We were back at the bus terminal by 6 and we all crashed for an hour and then it was time for the long haul home.

All in all it was a fantastic day and we had a wonderful time. On top of that my skin is feeling really nice and soft!

Oli couldn't take his camera for obvious reasons so here are a few snap shots to prove that we did in actual fact get muddy and dirty!

Serious mud goers, meet our mates Brock and Lauren!

Oliver, Rob and Chrissie couldn't resist a swim before I took a photo, hence why they look like fake mud festival goers!

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