Why do you choose to visit a country?
Maybe you choose places based on which have the most history. The best tourist attractions. The most famous food (hell, I here you on that one!)
But, there is another factor that should come into your travel plans decisions.
This time last year we were in South Korea. It was a country we’d thought about visiting but it was not near the top of the list. A whole stream of random events led to us ending up there.
And, it turns out, a year on, it is still one of our favourite countries.
Why? It’s fun. Simple, quirky fun.
Seriously, Thailand is fun. Other countries are fun too. But, South Korea, in terms of let loose, silly fun, is still number one.
But, Lets get specific. And, as it’s thursday, lets do it in a photographic way…
Indecisive people can have there choices made for them – by a vending machine!
They celebrate the biggest mud festival in the world every July (The Boryeong Mud Festival)
If all that mud wrestling works up your appetite, you can get an “Egg Tart Crust Pizza”. Amazingly, a ring of egg custard around the crust actually tastes ok. I’m not handing out any culinary awards, but it is certainly unique.
Have a cup of coffee and make friends with dogs, cats, sheep, or computer game characters at Korea’s Pet Cafe’s. It’s the quirkiest way to enjoy a beverage.
Theme cafes like these are starting to spring up in other countries around the world, but the Korean originals are still the best for weird charm..
This delicious alcoholic beverage became a firm favourite of ours during our time in South Korea. Its fermented from rice or wheat and comes in at about 6-8% booze. I can also confirm that it produces some of the worst hangovers ever. Or was that the Soju? I forget…
It’s acceptable for a fully suited businessman to use the playground. Wouldn’t the world be a better place if businessmen let loose a little more often and had some fun? Well, South Korea is already one step ahead of the rest of us.