My second trip to the Mud Festival in Boryeong, South Korea....

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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.


Hi, I'm Stacy. I'm from Portland, Oregon, USA, and am currently living in Busan, South Korea. Check me out on: Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Lastfm, and Flickr.



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