So a couple weeks ago we had an awesome three-day weekend in S.Korea’s second-largest city, Busan, which is a convenient 40 minute train ride away from us! The reason for the three-day weekend was Buddha’s Birthday, which meant that the city was decked out in bright, paper lanterns for a few weeks.
Before heading to Busan, we visited the temple closest to us: Junggwangsa.
The weather here has taken a drastic turn towards Summer, and the heat has encouraged Eoin and I to get up early and get active! We started taking Taekwondo lessons this week, so our newly-acquired blender has been put to good use, with lots of early morning fruit and matcha green tea smoothies to power us through the day :d
We ventured outside of Ulsan city this weekend for the Ulsan Onggi Festival, since the weather was amaaazing, and we hadn’t really done any cultural Korean things yet. Onggi is a type of traditional Korean ceramic pottery, most notably used for fermenting kimchi and bean paste.