My second trip to the Mud Festival in Boryeong, South Korea....
My second trip to the Mud Festival in Boryeong, South Korea. Can’t believe that my first trip was three years ago. This trip was significantly different. I went on my own rather than with a large group of friends. I met up with people I knew would be there, and I also made new friends.
Some foreigners see Mudfest as an excuse to be an asshole at a glorified frat party. BUT if you don’t let those people bother you, you’ll have a good time.
Packing light is a good idea. My perfected packing list for Mudfest:
- I wear regular clothes on the trip, including flip flops. I usually change back into those clothes for Saturday night, where I walk the streets and sporadically visit dance clubs.
- Tylenol, sunscreen, bug repellent, tooth brush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, make-up if you want it, etc.
- Swimsuit you don’t mind ruined by the mud.
- Clothes you don’t mind ruined by the mud, such as an old tank top and shorts.
- Beach towel
- T-shirt and shorts to sleep in, and also wear on Sunday to play on the beach a bit before the bus ride back home.
- I sound like an old maid, but I like packing a bit of fruit and nuts for the bus trip to Boryeong, as I don’t like the truck stop fried food selection.
- A bit of cash for buying bags of booze, if you’re into that sort of thing. I didn’t see any banks or ATMs near the beach. All the marts and restaurants take card though. Never needed my ID.
- Plastic bag for old camera, if you want to take photos. I wouldn’t recommend bringing your phone to the mud festivities.