5 Awesomely Awesome: “I Love Korea” Edition.

Even after living in Korea for a year and a half, I still have these wonderful moments where all I can say is “I Love Korea”.  I’ve been out exploring some of Korea’s islands the past few days which provided quite a few of these moments, so here are some of my favorites:


1. Defunct Carnival Rides:

Down near SangJu Beach in Namehae we found two old carnival rides sitting on a lot.  And for some unexplainable reason the famous ride “Supertagadisco” had some very famous faces.

Who wouldn’t want to hang out with the likes of J. Foster, K. Costner, and R. Gere?


2. Super Nice Cab Drivers:

While crossing the street to wait for a bus a taxi driver pulls over and shouts “Hello! Where are you going!”  He already had a passenger in the car but he made his Korean passenger get out of the back seat and told us to get in.  He then drove us the rest of the way to the beach for the price of a bus ticket for each of us.  With some other small talk along the way he welcomed us to Namhae.  Where else would you find a taxi driver so kind and so proud of his island that he would stop what he was doing to help us out?


3.  Real Life Mario Kart:


While at SangJu Beach, Sam and I had 20 minutes of real life Mario Kart that was really awesome.  We rented these little four-wheelers to drive up and down the beach and it looked a little cheesy, but it was super fun.

At one point there were at least 5 of these four-wheelers zooming up and down the beach and it seriously looked like we were in the game. All I needed was a few turtle shells trailing behind me to complete the picture.  Now if only I could rent one for Halloween and dress up as Princess Peach I would win at life.


4. Great Art in Unexpected Places:

Recently I’ve been to two places in Korea that highlight local art through murals on neighborhood homes and buildings.

This one is one of my favorites.


5.  Tiger Bus:

The only thing that is cooler than the Tiger Bus, is the driver hanging out inside the luggage compartment of the Tiger Bus.


This trip was full of not only beautiful scenery, but also very kind people who went out of their way to help us and some who were very excited to talk to us.  Moments like that make you feel so special and loved.  And I love them all right back.

From Korea with Love,



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