Snow, mountains and naked women
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December 26th, 2005 – by: seahlk
Anyway, we took pictures and disturbed a rabbit, which I dont know for what reason it is doing at the mountain top.
We arrived at the entrance to Mt Sorak, while it wasnt snowing, the wind was chilling. All of us took cover at the ticket booth while out guide purchased the tickets for us. Then we made the long walk into the site of the burnt temple.
Arrived at the temple, as we were buddhists, we offered prayers and made one round (clockwise) around the statue. It is a tradition, so while you are making your wish as you walk around the statue, your wish will come true. Took time to marvelled and then, not being able to stand the chilling wind, we went to the small shops to hide from the wind as well as to see what souvernirs we can get.
Our journey continue to Waterpia, a resort which we will be staying for the night. As our package includes a visit to waterpia, we prepared ourselves for that visit. Initially we thought that all of us could visit the hot spring, clothed. But our guide explains the hot spring is open to only naked people.
Apart from swimming custumes, we must wear swimcap to maintain the cleanliness of the pools, and no towels are allowed. Imagine the water being littered by dirts scrubbed from peoples' back. Yucks.
That's not the end of my horror. We went to the ladies changing room, and right before my eyes, we saw naked women. Sorry, although people say this to me, whatever they have, you also have, but I am just not used to this kind of openness. I practically had to look at the floor when I walked to my locker to get changed. Anyway, it was better when I stepped into the pools as now, people are clothed! Soaked will our skins are wrinkled, made a quick wash at the showers area (no doors, no cubicles) and then we had a real wash in our resort.
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