In order to make sure I still remember how to blog, so I am forcing myself to upload my recent Korea trip photos and share it up here. It’s really good to be back to blogging. I just read back all my previous post, I really put my effort to keep my blog tidy and interesting. Imagine those days I have to edit photos using Photoshop just because those days there’s not much tools to simplify the editing process. Things are getting simpler with the advancing of the technology, so I believe there’s no more excuse other than lazy for me to continue blogging.
So this is a pretty heavy steps to step on before I start.
I am lazy to edit photo, so I just update directly to flickr. Not sure if it’s still functioning as before but I try.
Let’s begin with my Korea Travelogue again, although it wouldnt be as comprehensive as before, but I shall treat it as a diary That’s it!
It’s definitely a good news, because we were given chance to participate Sunweu Elite Partner’s Korea Trip 2013.
Our trip was backdated on Jan 2013. It’s winter in Korea, so I’ve actually need to be well prepared before I leave for the trip. I was so excited also because it’s our first Korea trip and it’s also the 1st time experiencing real snow in my life! That’s amazing !!
One of the itinerary in this trip was going to the SKI. So we were given 1 night to stay at this Vivaldi Park. All the SKI equipment and clothing are provided, or actually they rented it for us. So we just need to measure our size at a shop and they will hand it over to us. If you are going by your own, you can either buy it or rent it there.
This is the view from our hotel room. The SKI park operate till very late, which around 2am I still can see people skiing at the park.
The hotel rooms are actually apartment style, which comes with 2 rooms. All the rooms are complete with TATAMI style , we actually sleep on the floor. Since it’s winter, there’s no aircond needed and all their floors are installed with heater which will keep us warm.
Then, this is how the Ski park looks like in the morning.
So the Ski experience begins the next morning. We had rented what we should, so hanging around with friends over the night with the local wine, SOJU. That’s really great experience to drink in such a cold weather. Oh, did i tell you the weather was NEGATIVE degrees? I can’t exactly remember how cold it was but I only know the coldest went down to -17c. That’s crazy!
The moment we enter the Ski park, the snow begans. Everyone is getting more excited with the snow.
It’s really not an easy task to wear up all these. I am too bulky to move, I skate instead of walk. It’s really too heavy. Especially the shoes, they says you will feel like a ROBOT. That’s true. The shoes must be tight in order to hold the blade. Everything is so difficult for an inexperience beginner.
Our tour guide will coach us how to Ski. Somehow, we were actually only given 2 hours to experience it. We are not here to be professional anyway. So everyone start to walks like a crab. I have to be honest that I’m totally a failure for this sport.
I only went to ski for 1 round, I fell down, so I gave up immediately. It will be full of fracture if I keep on falling down. I let Alex go have fun with others. While waiting, let me fully experience the cool air and the SNOW! I’m not the one who keep falling down, see in the picture, at least 2-3 people is on the ground. When you are practicing on Ski , you will totally forget about the cold weather. In fact you will be sweating because you keep on moving. That’s really a good exercise.
Lot’s of local Korean will likes to spend their weekends at Ski Resort. This Ski resort is only an hour away from Seoul.
Snow is getting more, I am getting more excited. I think I spent at least an hour at outdoor. I am so brave. Cos I am not skiing and I was just there enjoying the scene and breeze. Crazy!
The streets are full of snow too . What a beautiful scenery. But watch out the slippery floor, it’s very dangerous too!
Sweet Sweet moment in Korea 2013. We enjoyed the trip very much!
We are heading back to Seoul after the ski resort. More travelogue to update!