26 July 2007

Our Dirty Weekend

Two weeks ago, Songsu and I went to Daecheon beach for the Boryeong Mud Festival. We asked many people if they would like to come with us, but nobody fancied it. "Been there before" and " I don't like mud" were the most popular excuses. Nonetheless, we had a good time relaxing on the beach, covered head-to-toe (for free) in the kind of mud which is normally bottled up sold as a beauty products for a tenner. There were many foreigners (mostly the American army), some who visit Korea just for this event (Chinese, Thai, Japanese) and others from some far-flung places (France, Germany, England-me!). Generally speaking the women, who know the purifying qualities of the mud were smearing themselves in thick layers of the stuff, while the men just used it as war paint and did funny things with their hair (devils horns etc). When we got back to our motel, the receptionist did not bother to disguise her amusement as we asked for our room key. Hope you enjoy the pics!


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