Friday, December 23, 2011

Nami Island

I got a chance to do a post before Christmas! yeayyyy.... this one is gonna be a long one, so I better get started!

So after kicking & screaming, having my own little internal tantrums, after being in denial for the longest time, I came to terms with the fact that I live in Korea....  and I will no longer get to see The Today Show in the mornings, Ellen...... "Jersey Shore, Real Housewives of NY, NJ, Bethany & other trashy reality TV shows <3 kkkk...  my dear geeks of Big Bang Theory, Modern Family... Quien tiene la Razon... : X .... LOL  In general, all Western TV.

Ohhhhh how I miss it so...

Well I gave in, and I decided to start on Korean dramas, thinking maybe, just maybe something of the language would stick with me.  I now have to admit, I've got THE DRAMA FEVER  (I'm not gonna make this post about the dramas, 'cause that HAS to be one on it's own : )  But I've found that with them I've learned some words and I can actually understand a teeny-tiny bit when they talk.... specially AISHHHH..... lol....
But what I like most, Is I get to see where they are filmed and If there is a location that I find pretty or interesting, I google it and we make a trip out of it.  On this one Drama called "Scent of a Woman" the main actress took a client on a guided walking tour in Korea and they went to this place where they were walking though a misty path that had really tall trees lined through it.  I thought it was beautiful, the combination of the mist wit the tall trees, made it feel like a scene of an mystic Asian film.  Both Sean and I said, we have to go there!
The next day Sean sent me a text; I found it... and the picture below.

Metasequoia road
I learned they are Redwood trees or also known as Metasequoia.  I also learned the famous road is in Damyang, which is way south from us, ( 4 to 5 hours driving).  I don't think I'm up for such a long drive with my very talkative son & 2 month old baby...  : /

Then one day looking trough a facebook page I "liked" about Korea, I saw a really pretty picture and it had tagged Nami Island. When I googled it, this Island had the same tree lined path and best of all, it was just an hour away from us. : )
                            Road Trip!!!!!!!!

15 minutes into our drive.....

It is looking good for us... : )

Googooliando... hmmmm... maybe Facebookiando

Nami Island or Namiseom is a tiny half moon shaped Island located in Chuncheon, South Korea. It's like half the size of Culebra, maybe a little less.

To get there you have to take a ferry boat. 

Inside the ferry boat there was this tree made out of little pieces of paper. Sean told me it was a wishing tree. I sure hope it was that, cause is not like he asked anyone, and me being very "presenta" you know, I haaad to write one. 

I think I read somewhere they store the Kimchi under these for the winter.

So apparently this is place is a popular location to film Dramas. The one that supposedly made this place so popular was Winter Sonata, (need to add this one to my "to see" list).  There's many statues & signs telling of sites where the actors did this or that, and people take pictures following the steps of the actors... too funny to see! 

mixed families, mixed kids, boricuas en Corea, Boricuas en Korea, Naminara, Nami Island
Nami Island, Naminara, Boricuas en Corea del sur, Korea, South Korea

There's wild Ostriches, just loose, walking around people, minding their own business...

The Recycled funkiness...

Nami, naminara,

It was Sweet, cute, romantic...

Nami Island, Naminara, boricuas en Corea, romantic

From now I start feeling like I'm in the world of Where The Wild Things Are... & I mean the book, not the movie : )

Nami Island, Naminara, Chuncheon, Metasoquias, 
Nami Island
Metasequoia lined path, Nami Island, Naminara, Boricuas en Korea, Seoul, chuncheon
At Nami Island

I'll eat you up!

Markus' new friend : )
*the boy, not the monster... : P

"Let the wild rumpus start"...

The frozen fountains...

& the Lady in the water...

A mermaid passionately waiting for her prince
We were here... : )

we were cold...

& we were hungry... 

So before my wild things start roaring their terrible roars, we sail back... & Have some delicious Dinneeeeer!!!!

We ate so well.... Thank you Lily & Fam. for touring us around : )

To be continued....
: )

PS. There are american channels here, but the series are old seasons. Also the TV guide is in Korean, so I don't know at what time shows are, so I miss them all the time. I just gave up on them! : )


ckim said...

Oo looks like u guys had fun!! When the weather gets warmer, there will be more to do! Btw - winter sonata was good. I'm watching Boys over Flowers right now and that's good too! Did I download Crunchyroll or Viki? Both
Are iPhone apps that let u watch dramas on your iPhone! :)

Happy holidays!! Miss u guys!!

Tania said...

I saw Boys Over Flowers, I loved it! Gu Jun Pyooooo... lol I'm watching Smile You, pretty funny so far : )
I know I can't see Viky here, at least in the computer, I'll check them both on the cel phone though, thanks.
Merry Christmas!!!