|Seonbawi: a famous view along the Taewha River.|
It is easily seen from a popular Korean camp site.
|Koreans hanging out under the bridge.|
|Koreans campsite under the bridge.|
I got really envious of the camping scene as the 4th of July approached. As you know, celebrating the 4th usually involves outdoor barbecues, picnics, and going to watch fireworks displays. At first, I felt a little cheated by missing out on that. Then, I decided to take matters into my own hands. Why not gather some foreigners (especially Americans) and have a picnic by the river? Well, that's exactly what we did.
|Sam, Shara, and Kelsey|
|Picnic dinner: fried chicken and kimbap.|
As we approached the river, we started to feel self-consious. Clearly, this is not a popular thing for foreigners to do, as we were the ONLY foreigners there. We were not going to let this stop us from celebrating the independence of our country. So, we found a little spot off to the side. We did get many stares, but we carried on anyway. We arrived at the river about 7:00 and left around midnight. It was such a good time and perfect evening for a picnic dinner. We ate, drank, listened to music, and enjoyed good conversation! We had access to fireworks but didn't feel comfortable setting them off. We're unsure of the regulations over here, and we didn't need to call any more attention to ourselves.
All in all, it was a great 4th of July in South Korea
! We celebrated the American holiday with a Korean flare and made good memories! Looking forward to making more. : )
|Another view from the Taewha River.|