2/8 -- 2/13/2005
Korea is becoming a popular tour destination for many Taiwanese because the Korean TV drama has been so popular in Taiwan. Since the winter in Korea is much colder than Taiwan and even California, we had to pack all our heavy winter gears all the way from US before flied back to Taiwan first. We had a late aftenoon flight, and the flight from Taiwan to Korea took only about 2 hours. Unfortunately, due to jet-lag and air-sickness, Linus threw up in the airport after arrived in Korea. Neither Linus nor Iris could stay awake for the dinner this evening.
|Phoenix Park, the main location of TV drama
"Endless Love", is a representative
large-scale resort complex in Korea. I have not
gone to ski for many years, so it's good to
refresh my skill when our tour guide gave us a
lesson in the afternoon of the 1st day here (all
other people in the group were 1st timers).
Iris's patience did not last long, and I had to
take her inside to find grandmom and granddad.
On the 2nd day, we went up to slope for real ski. It's really hard to take care so many kids at the same time. We had to "rescue" them all over the places. A few of us decided to keep skiing in the afternoon (Linus and Iris already quit in the morning), and only Rita, Louis, Wonayu, and I last till 4PM. My brother was staying at the bottom of the slope for the entire afternoon as a coordinator and helped a lot to make sure everyone still in the same group.
We had Korean BBQ for dinner (we already had BBQ for 3 days in a row). I don't think I can eat another BBQ in a month.
We had an early morning flight so that we had to leave the hotel (Grand Inter-Continental in Seoul) before 7AM. Although we have targeted this trip for kids and ski resort, I felt that we did not see either modern Korea or traditional Korean (I mean the real one, not just the theme park) well this time. We may come back to Korea again (if I learn how to read) and we may have a more in-depth visit, but I'll try not to come in winter next time :-)
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