Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gwangju, South Korea - Part Three

 After a good night's sleep, we set off for Daehan Dawon which is Korea's one and only green tea farm theme park.  Currently, there are about 5.8 million tea plants although a bitter winter left may plants dead.
 You can always find a Korean guy carrying a purse but I had never seen one so old.  It's usually done when the couple is dating.

 Lots of steps and we were a little sore from the climbing we had done the day before.
 See the dead areas. It was sad to see.
 We got to spend the day with JG's children.  His daughter understood and spoke English very well.

 We passed quite of few of these trucks and JG told us they were used to transport live fish.
 Our next stop was Suncheon Bay Eco-Park.  I had never seen a lotus flower in person before.  It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen and I think it is my new favorite flower.

                                                  Can you find the crab in this picture?

                                                      Now THAT'S an umbrella!
 Next stop was lunchee.  We were after the lunch crowd so I got to see this poor woman cleaning up.  Her poor back!
                        This area is famous for these shells.  I didn't try them but they were in everything.

 This is the lady that flagged us down.  Here they have people standing outside trying to get you to go to their restaurant.  Then she wanted me to by a box of abalone when we were leaving.
 A television show was here and ate at this restaurant too.
                                                      This is a sign for a taxi service.
 Next stop was Naganeupseong, a folk village.
                                                                           Lots of people.

                                                          An ancient form of torture.
                                                                       Lots of photo ops.

                                                                 Up here honey!

                                                             See the man playing the drum.

 People live and work in the folk village.  I thought Rocketman and I could retire here someday.  I didn't see any air conditioning though but I would love it!

                                                                  This was the potter's home.
                                                Their dog had puppies, three of them.     

                                        They were sooooo tired.
                                                          The last stop of our visit.

                                 They love their poo here.  This is a bamboo in the shape of poo.
 This is a baby bamboo tree.  JG said in the rainy season it will grow 60 meters in a week.

                                                                     Photo ops!
                                        Famous Korean television show was here.
                                    I wonder if that means that Johnny Depp is out? Hmmm.
                            On the way to dinner we saw these parking spaces.  How cute it that?
 I wanted to mention that in all Rocketman's travels all over the world, this is the first place he had ever stayed that had a lighted toilet.
 On the train ride back to Suwon, we saw this guy wearing panty hose.  Maybe it's a normal thing here.
                                   These are pictures of what we bought during our visit.

I also too some video.  The last one is especially sweet.

Suncheon Bay Eco-Park

 Suncheon Bay Eco-Park

Folk Art Village:

Korean kids playing an ancient Korean game:

Bikeriding in Gwangju:

On the train ride home we found this cutie patootie sneaking looks at us. Rocketman bought some cookies and I gave some to her.

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