This article has been coming for a while. Mike "Saffa" as he calls himself - yes sometimes I question our friendship - has asked constantly where on earth this article was, well it is here now. We set off on another adventure and this time we were Japan bound. And yes we did climb a mountain/volcano known as Mount Fuji....yip we are a big deal. I may have told a few of my friends about this a few times, so they are pretty sick of hearing about it. It all comes down to one thing though...jealously...unless you are like my smelly Welsh friend Sam who has climbed Kilimanjaro then maybe he isn't jealous. Anyway I am rambling, first off the pic above is not mine, it's straight off Google because well I climbed in Summer because I thought it would be warmer. How very wrong I was. The pictures and videos below are mine so have a look.
Ahh what a lekker selfie hey. That is us having a little cycle along the Han River in Seoul South Korea (find out more info here if you want to do it). This was the 3rd time I have done it and I tell you what, it never gets old. What it does get is hot. Korea during the summer is brutal. I have traveled to Mozambique and some say the humidity and heat there is something, but I tell you what Korea wins. Besides the need to change my shirt three times a day, the insects are as big as your hand...well maybe not but they are big. The bike ride despite being done off the back of a night out was great though. I must do some research on the matter, but I cannot think of a bigger park, or at least longer one then the one that runs along both sides of the river. The amount of different activities and facilities that they have is also very impressive. If I wasn't so dead from the night before I am sure I would have taken part.
Last year I entered this competition and I tell you what I was dam close to winning. Well this year I am going to have another go. But I can't do it without your help. It's so easy and it will take you 1 minute. All you have to do is >>>> click here <<<< or you can click on the banner on the right that is flashing and vote. What do I win you ask? Well I would get to swap places with a blogger from somewhere else in the world. Isn't that just awesome. It would be one hell of an adventure.
I am currently running around Asia and I know how this all works that people vote, but ultimately it is the people at Big Blog Exchange that have the final say. So I am gonna tweet share and whatever else I need to do. I post now and then and maybe this time I will be one of the winners. So please take a moment and vote for me.
Another week has gone by and my mind is full of thoughts again. This past weekend saw me sitting on a bus for 6 hours as I went to the east coast of South Korea. A swim in the Pacific Ocean if you will. Then a little trip to the local moonwalk station to show off my moves and maybe a soju or three. So all in all a good weekend. My week however was not so great. It's always interesting doing the important things in another language. Going to the bank, the post office or even the supermarket can be very tough when no one speaks English, or your Korean is so bad that it only makes the pretty check out girl smile as you try to ask her how much it costs. However going to the Doctor is the true mission, the picture above sums it up perfectly. How do you know if he just said you are dying or you are sick?
Labels: The Korean Chronicles
So this last weekend saw an awesome event hit the shores of Korea. Korea burn. It is the Asian equivalent of Burning Man that happens in Mericaaaaaa. If you don't know what that is, then I don't know where you have been hiding, but there is this nifty thing called Google you can use. Anyway, it was flippen fantastic. It saw people from all over the country coming together. Whether they were Korean or foreigners it made no matter all made the journey to experience this awesome event.