Mudfest... got a little dirty.

Trip Start Oct 27, 2005
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Trip End Nov 01, 2006


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Monday, July 17, 2006

This past weekend was mudfest.(And it was a long weekend, bonus) Guys, if you are ever in Korea, plan it so you are here when mudfest is going on. It's a huge festival with mud. The whole weekend we played in the mud. Well I did, most of my other friends wussed out, and didn't want to get dirty. Meh. Anyway, so the thing I enjoyed the most was the mud wrestling. Drop kicking people, getting drop kicked. I have so many inujuires; cuts, bruises, scrapes. You know you've had a good time if you are sore head to toe.

This mud is good for your skin. It's, as the Korean's say for everything, Well-being. But honestly, the mud made my skin so soft and smooth. I love it!!! After taking an insanely long shower, making sure I was totally clean... I come out still dirty. My ears, nose.... everywhere, still had mud. Two days later, I was still finding mud. hehehe.

Mudfest was held on at Daechon Beach. The Yellow Sea is where I swam this weekend. The Yellow Sea should be called the Brown Sea. It was so dirty. And the tide, I can't believe how much the tide went up and down in one day. I've never seen anything like it.

The coast guard people are so anal here. They wouldn't let people swim past a certain distance... me the midget here, still able to keep my head above water, couldn't swim past my own height. If you did, they blew their whistles at you. After 6:30, we weren't allowed to go swimming. More whistle blowing if you go past knee height. Turns out, most Korean's don't know how to swim.

Speaking of Korean's and swimming... they go into the Sea with their regular clothes on. Very few of them had bathing suits on. It was so weird. Shorts and t-shirts, and they're in the water. Odd.

So back to mudfest, there was a wrestling pit, a huge mud slide, a mud prision... if you were not covered in mud, you go in there and get doused in mud, a mud obstacle course and mud body painting.

I must say, being covered in mud is a great way to get picked up by people... for all you who are looking to get picked up. I got so many, "you're dirty" lines.

At night, when we weren't in the mud, we'd hang out by the beach. Saturday night, there were some pretty amazing fire works. And then we just sat and drank on the beach.

On Sunday it rained off and on the whole day. It was so much fun. Being on the beach and it's pouring rain. For dinner that night we went to a seafood restaurant. The seafood was all picked out by our friends. And mom and dad... you'll be proud of me. I ate fish. Mom, I was like you, picking the fish apart. I ate the eyes. Yum! I also ate Sea Snails. They were a bit odd, chewy and odd taste. After dinner we hung around the beach and drank again. Set off some Roman Candles (fire crackers). Then we stumbled upon an amusement park. It was small, but it had the coolest ride in the entire universe. It was like the gravitron, but you are sitting down and not straped in. It spins around and moves up and down and when are are at the top, the operator bumps the ride so you fall out of your seat. This is sooooooo hard to explain. When I get my computer back, you'll have to see the pictures to understand... cuz I don't think my explanation made any sense.

Oh almost forgot...So, Saturday night, we were heading back to the hotel and we notice a big crowd. (this you will have to use your imagination cuz I have no pictures of it) Off to the side I see a scooter all smashed up, there was an accident. The guy who was in the accident was standing on top of a police car with no shirt. (He was Korean) The police are trying to get him off the car, but he kicks at them. He starts kicking the lights of the cop car (still standing on top of the car). Then he takes off his pants. He's standing on top of a cop car, with white grandpa style briefs. The funniest thing in the world. People are taking pictures with their camera phones, and cameras. He's giving everyone the finger. The cops are trying to get him off, and finally they use their tasers to get him down. This whole ordeal lasted about 30 minutes. I wish I had my camera.

I also want to add... one room, 7 people, no beds. Not Fun. :)

Take care. Until after China!!!

Smile :)
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