Summer vacation whisked my younger sister and I off to the wonderful island of Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand. This is only a small taste of our fantastic vacation. A much more comprehensive guide to Koh Tao and the unbelievable Chatuchak Market in Bangkok are coming soon.
As I’ve made abundantly clear, Bukhansan National Park is my own personal heaven. Only a 10-minute walk from my apartment, this park is a magical escape from the hustle and bustle of living in a mega-city that never slows down. Bukhansan is the breath of fresh air that keeps me sane and grounded.
First up, Boryeong Mud Festival. Prior to going to this festival, I had heard nothing but rave reviews from every single expat in Korea who had previously attended. “Don’t miss it!” “One of the best weekends I had in Korea!” “Amazing!” “Epic!” The festival not only lived up to my high expectations, but exceeded it.
Myself and five cohorts traveled south to Boryeong with Seoul Hiking Group on Saturday, July 14th with 450 of our closest friends. Somehow, The Warren, Seoul Hiking Group’s fearless leader, magically organized and managed the gathering and transportation of this enormous group without a hitch. Seoul Hiking Group deserves mad props for making this trip happen.
Mud wrestling, body painting and pure debauchery ensued as thousands of bikini-clad festival goers threw themselves into mud pits and consumed copious amounts of alcohol. Mudfest was a truly awesome experience!
These photos don’t even begin to capture the experience. For awesome muddy action shots, check out these incredible press shots here: Boryeong Mudfest 2012.