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December 25th, 2005 – by: seahlk
After getting a tourist map, we were off. The tour guide led us to a snow boarding ground, where we queued for our turns. It is just sliding off a snow-covered slope with a float. But of course, being Christmas day, the park is packed with local and foreign tourists. There were many people at the queue, fortunately, the queue was fast. After finishing my ride, I waited and filmed my mum and sis, as they go for their second and third rides. That was when while waiting for them to come down, and attempting to catch them on film, it started snowing. First it was falling slowly, I was excited! Imagine snow slowly falling down, alone in a snow covered dreamland with christmas songs (though in Korean) playing in the background, I was thankful for that moment.
Half a day is definitely not enough. We went for a safari ride, and saw bears doing tricks just for biscuit treats. Shouldnt they be hibernating? I dont know. After some shopping to get some cute cartoony stuff for my other sis, we were off.
After an enjoyable day in Everland, we took off to a ski resort, which I couldnt remember what was the name, but I really enjoyed sleeping there. We slept on the floor, the Korean way, with a mattress they called "kang". Of course, I have watched how Korean slept in their drama shows, so identifying which is the mattress and which is the blanket is no problem.
According to the guide, most Koreans know how to ski, or snowboard. The guide himself is a skilled ski-er (is there such a word?) and the photographer from the tourism board snow boards. We didnt do much skiing that night, just roll down, fall down, get up to a steeper region and roll down again. Anyway, it was a nice experience.
So, back at our resort, we had a nice living room, kitchen and sleeping room. Once the mattresses are laid, We cover ourselves up and slept through the night!
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