Kathryn is well on her way to seeing all the Korean hotspots. In almost one week, we’ve:
- Visited one of the royal palaces in Seoul
- Dressed in traditional Korean clothing at the palace.
- Had lunch and nearly froze to death atop the Seoul Tower (picture the North Pole)
- Visited the DMZ, the most heavily fortified border between the last divided country in the world
- Hiked up a 5,000-year-old volcanic crater in Jeju, an island considered to be Korea’s Hawaii
- Picked oranges from an orange tree farm
- Watched the last remaining Korean women divers suit up in black wetsuits and pink masks to dive for fish and clams
- Visited a traditional village in Jeju with thatched roof stone homes
- Took a 30-minute flight to Gwangju
- Visited the traditional market in Gwangju and saw pig heads and stingrays for sale
- Ordered tailor-made hanbok (Korean traditional clothing) aprons
- Rode a train to the nearby green tea fields of Boseong
But tonight might be her biggest night yet: Yoga class and then sauna (AKA public bath). And then tomorrow it’s off to the nearby bamboo forest before one last night on the town in Gwangju. What a great week!