Day 6Today started off with an early morning field trip to a traditional Korean folk village called Korean Folk Village (how suitable the name is). It's basically Toronto's Black Creek Pioneer Village except with Korean history and traditions.
|It's 8:30 are we're ready to get this day started!|
|Diana finishing off breakfast on the 45 min bus ride|
|totem things at the Folk Village|
|the gang listening to the tour guide|
Apparently, the Korean Folk Village was the filming location for the popular KDrama series SungKyunKwan Scandal (something I haven't watched/heard of until today).
|Kristie, Soojeong (Korean buddy), Matt, K-Actress, and lots of pots.|
|we fit right in don't we? (w/ David from Australia)|
|kim-cheese with Soojeong and Kristie|
|hello korean horsey|
|This is Leonard.|
|hello korean ducks, which I named after characters on The Big Bang Theory.|
|hello korean geese|
|hello pony carriage rides|
We got to see/experience some aspects of the traditional way of life.
|Korean have fridges designated to only kimchi. How great is that?|
|oh the patience.|
|The heavy circular stone was used to crush something...rice I think?|
|Korean people were even tinier back then!|
|"I just want to stay here forever. You can lock me up in this room."|
|Kate and Rachel (From Australia) - omg SNOW!|
Traditional Korean Games
game #1 (calld Yut): Life size game board where you are the marker. You're supposed to throw the log thingies in the air and depending on what side it lands that's where you move. (Or at least that's what I got from watching those guys play)
game #2: Scholar's Arrow-Throwing Game where you throw the rods in the pipe thingie.
|first attempts and sucking at it.|
|I find SUCCESS (at another station)|
game #3: Jump rope - needs no explanation
We came across a variety of torture methods and weapons.
|torture method #1 as demonstrated by two gentlemen from China|
|torture method #2 - How does this work? Oh well, I'll just sit on the chair. =)|
|David helping with the torture method.|
Your legs are supposed to somehow stretch.
(Photo Creds: Cat)
|JAIL dun dun dun....|
|That's the way the chair is supposed to work...|
|prisoners of yesterday|
|convicted of.....not wanting to leave Korea?|
On a brighter note...performances! The first is Farmer's Music and Dance called Nongak.
|Cat, I think we found our bboy.|
Time for lunch!
|people on my left|
|more people on my right|
|Krstie and I excited for our lunch! yay food!|
|seafood bibimbap - so delicious!|
There was even a small amusement park in the village.
|gate to the mini amusement park|
|Cat fits right in the snowman family. I, only the other hand, look like the third cousin once remove.|
|I love you too!|
|river crossing through the village|
|Diana and Korean Mr.Potato Heads|
|The devotional colourful fabric|
(explained in the picture below)
|You can write your wish on a piece of paper and tie it on to the strings attached on this big rock|
|Time to get on the bus! Now which one is ours?|
|Girl With The Dragon Tattoo ad on the subway! =)|
|so much Korean star stuff.|
|Boys Over Flower boxset that won't work in Canada =(|
Clazziquai Project CD = 12000 won
|I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT FOR SO LONG. |
|Drama fact: The exact place where Minam leaves Shin Woo on the phone date, in You're Beautiful|
|Mario counting his cash flow|
|Free Hugs in Seoul|
(the only time I threw up a peace sign)
|Cat and her cream bun|
|drama fact: Same church that Minam visited in You're Beautiful|
|more K Idol stuff|
|Myeongdong at night.|