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.
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. : )
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...
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,|
|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! : )