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Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival


Over one million visitors come to the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Jinhae, South Korea.  It happens every year for 17 days near the end of March-beginning of April.   At this time the cherry blossoms are in full bloom and are quite a spectacle.  The visitors come from far and wide to walk over bridges and down streets that are draped in blooming cherry trees.  When the wind blows the air fills with pink petals and the trees "rain" pink all over the streets and streams. 

Our trip to this festival began a day earlier in Busan.  We came in from Jinyeong on the bus and then took the Busan subway to the Gwangan station on the Green line.  We met our friend Tom and we headed for Gwangali beach.  There we met a few more friends and sat on the beach enjoying some cold beers and snacks.  We had come to this beach a few months ago and we wished we could have stayed but it was bitter cold.  I was so happy the sun was shining and I was able to wear a t-shirt and soak up some sun.  


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