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Swimming in Korea

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Three days ago we got picked up from our Hanok house and our friends had a big car. my seat had no seatbelt so I had fun not being buckled up in that car. then we drove 4 hours up into the mountains. we stopped once to get gas and eat something and another time to look at a view. When we finally got to our destination, Seoarak mountain National Park, we were going to hike into the forest and we did. But before that we walked down to the river and I went swiiming in my jeans and my shirt and it was really really fun. And I chased the fish with my eyes open. and then we walked down into the forest and then we saw a big pile of rocks. mee and my mom learned that they were called wishing rocks. You make a pile and make a wish and hope it comes true. We walked a bit further and we found another pile and then I made more piles. I didnt actually make wishes, I just liked making the piles. we turned back and then went to the top of the mountain on a tram. Some of us hiked up to this big rocky place and we saw some rock climbers. at the edge of the rock on the other side there was just a total drop and my mom got really scared every time I got close. there was no fence and that is pretty much why my mother was scared. we found some tadpoles in some stone pools and I took some pictures that I might be able to get on the blog. after getting all yelled at by mother because I went too high for my weird mama, then we went down. We got some food.

After my mom and her friends went up to eat up somewhere. me and Yawny my friend snuck around and we got some sugar packages (my idea) and I hid them in my money bag. and no one ever noticed. and then we went down the tram. i wanted to go back into the river but everyone said tomorrow so we went to dinner and then to our hotel up in the mountains. it was wooden and very big. it was 2 stories and very big.

The next day we went to the ocean beach near N. Korea and then beach was really fun except for the fact I couldnt open my eyes because of all the salt. Then after awhile Jay hoon. Yawnys brother, caught some jelly fish from the ocean. I touched one but luckily it didnt sting me. They were really fun. and then me and Yawny made a sand castle kind of. But it got broken up eventually.

Then we had lunch and a shower and we didnt have time to go back to the stream and I got really made because i wanted to go back swimming. after that we drove 4 hours to our hotel in the city of Suwon where our friends live. and our hotel was so awesome. everything was automatic. we didnt know that we had to show our card to the elevator so we went up and down until someone explained it to us. In the room you had to slide your card in a slot next to the door to keep the electricity on. It was really cool. We had our own bathroom and stuff.

The next day we got up and I had snowy, my little seal with me, and then we went down to Chefoos buffet. It was so good. I got lots and lots on my plate. It was very delicious. And then we went down and our friends picked us up and we went to Yawny's school for a 1 hour calligraphy class. I didnt like it because when we were doing calligraphy I was writing in Korean. In one of my pictures I was making up some random language. I mixed some paint to make some pink and I started dotting on top of where the words were from up to down. When I was half way through Yawny took her brush and started dotting randomly around. I got mad but didnt show it because I didnt want to hurt her feelings. But I got mad and left the room and went outside because I was mad. I sat on a ledge thing near the car. And after that got settled we saw a dancing thing (at Yeonys school, too). Then we went to Kyung Hee university. And then I went to Yawny's house and saw her house. It was kind of nice but mostly I read the deathly hollows Harry Potter book. And then later we went to the world cup stadium to watch a game. I was cheering not for the Koreans but the Nigerians. the NIgerians lost 2 to 1. That was kind of sad. We walked back to our hotel. There was sort of big confusion because we didnt really know where to go and some girls gave us the wrong direction. When we go there we met a player from Nigeria. He spoke several languages and was really cool. He didnt seem sad about losing the game he seemed calm. Then I took a bath with snowy and I pretended I was on a romantic cruise. After my bath I couldnt sleep with her because she was really wet so I had to wrap a towel around her and put her in a chair. But yeah.

Then this morning we got up and I cleaned up the room and made the bed and then after having another wonderful breakfast we got a taxi and went to Kyung Hee university. I was reading my book the whole time. Then our friend picked us up and moved us. I got on the computer and played Club Penguin and my mom went somewhere else to meet the president of the university. Then they brought us to another office that says "Visiting Professor A". my mom was joking that it stands for Audrey. so yeah. we came in and now I am doing my blog since my mom said I had to. and then I am going to go swimming again so I am really happy.

When Yawny, her mom and her brother come to pick me up to go swimming, I am pretty excited. We are pretty much going to a gigantic spa, which at first doesnt bother me. so when we get there (I read on the way) there are two open doors into locker rooms. first we take out a key for the shoe places that has a number on it and the number was given to us from the person at the information place. we put our shoes in the first locker and then we go to a second locker and we put our clothes and stuff there (of course we wear our bathing suits). I change into my bathing suit. When I go into the one of the places where you are supposed to wash up after you go swimming, everyone is naked, which really disturbs me. then me and Yawny go down to the pool. the pool is really fun. It has a couple slides. it has one gigantic red one but that one is closed. The main one has water flowing around and around so it is kinda hard to stay in one spot or go around the other way. I go down the slide headfirst. a couple times I race down the slide with Yawny. then we all went down together and we went down again with Yawny's brother again- triple. and that was really fun.after we wash up, we go hunting for restaurants for dinner Yawny's mom keeps looking at these restaurants and asking me if I like them.i really dont want to be rude and we finally go one that serves only chicken. The chicken is really spicy but I really like it, too.and then we leave and go back to the university and go see my mom. Then me and my mom get into another car and Yawny's dad drives us back to the hotel. When we get into our room I am kind of hungry so we go back down into the lobby (the first floor) and we go to an Italian place and I get some spaghetti that is pretty big so me an my mom share it. I also order some peppermint tea and I really like it. there is also this singer that I really like now because in between songs she was always smiling at me.afterwords we went and talked to her a little bit. She asked me my name and told me her name.we came back and I hugged snowy and then I decided to write on my blog.


Posted by Asha123 05:54 Archived in South Korea

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