We hadn’t done an organized group trip since we have been here so when we read about the pottery and plum field trip with the local Gwangju International Center, we were quick to sign up.
On Saturday, we headed out of town with a bunch of Waygooks (foreigners) for a day of pottery and plum blossoms. Sound wonderful? It was. We made pottery pigs and mugs, sat and molded clay at a pottery wheel, strolled through plum tree orchards ablaze with white and pink, and just enjoyed spring weather in Korea before Sunday’s rain set in.
But that wasn’t the end of our weekend jaunts. Today, Sunday, we headed out for another adventure with one of our Korean co-teachers, Ha-Young, who invited us to take part in a monthly day-trip organized by a Gwangju photography club. She knew we were into photography and wanted us to see other parts of our province.
It was a wonderful trip, despite the drizzling rain and colder temperatures. We hiked through green forests, got up close and personal with some plum trees, and learned a lot about our new camera, thanks to Ha-Young’s boyfriend, Hoon.