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BORYEONG MUD FESTIVAL

A couple weekends ago I attended the staple festival for every foreigner who comes to South Korea, the Boryeong Mud Festival.

I went with the tour group Enjoy Korea and they set up transportation, accommodation, and tickets into the festival. It was an organized weekend which I appreciated and they stationed a mini bar/food stand right beside our pensions so there was a place for everyone to gather at night.

I hate to say it but the mud festival itself was a bit of a dud. There were mud wrestling stations and inflatable slides but the “mud” was literally dirty water on the pavement that people rolled around in. I spent an hour at the festival, got bored of it all so I cleaned off at the beach and hung out with new friends from Daegu.

As night fell we gathered on the beach and watched PSY live in concert!!! YES!!! THE MAN WHO SINGS GANGNAM STYLE!!! IN FRONT OF OUR EYES!!! IT WAS AMAZING!!! That was by far the best part of the trip. The beach was crowded with dancing and singing festival goers.. even in the freezing rain.

The pensions we stayed in were giant empty rooms with a blanket and pillow. Sleeping on the ground wasn’t ideal but after a full day on my feet I would have slept standing up, the exhaustion was real.

On the following Monday my friend Dev and I went to Nampo to catch up, have dinner, buy matching T-shirts, and hit on the cute man who served us gelato. Ok that was just me.. you can see it in the vlog above!

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