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Day 4: EPIK orientation (FIELD TRIP!)

The EPIK staff planned a wonderful field trip for all of us…and it was a nice little break from class.  Here’s a brief rundown of what we did:

  • Tour of Hanok Village – it’s in the city of Jeonju, and it has over 800 ‘hanok’ houses.  I’m TERRIBLE at remembering historical facts, dates, etc. – so just click the link if you want to read more about it.  Oh yeah – we all had to wear our super awesome baby blue EPIK polo shirts.  A sea of blue below…

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    • HIGHLIGHT: Got to decorate our own Korean fans (which was desperately needed considering how HOT it was this day).  Can you guess what my fan reads?

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  • LUNCH – Traditional bibimbap making – Apparently Jeonju is the birthplace of this tasty rice, veggie, and meat dish.  The people of Jeonju made an enormous vat of bibimbap and I got a chance to be a “stirrer.  You can see the pic of it before it got all stirred up. 

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  • Visit to Keumsan Temple – this place was amazing!  A short walk up some beautiful trails lead you to a clearing of temples housing very old, and very significant Buddhist relics and statues.  It was peaceful and serene.  Again, not so good with remembering all the facts (plus, all of the signage was in Korean) – but nonetheless, it was an experience.

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  • More food!! – Tried some interesting snacks (e.g. mini-snails) and a traditional Korean alcoholic drink, mokolli, and later went out with friends for Korean BBQ.  Interestingly, unlike restaurants we’ve been to in Seattle…this BBQ place ONLY served pork.  Still it was tasty!

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  • Ended the night watching a Korean movie they were showing, The 200 Pound Beauty.  It’s a Korean-romantic comedy from 2006.  It was cheesy and cute – and most importantly, had English subtitles. :-) 


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