Living for the Weekend

I’ve had an exhausting week! My sleeping pattern is all out of whack and my body is achy from hiking with coworkers (more on the hiking fiasco in a later post). This weekend would be a perfect time to stay at home and rest… But you already know that’s not going to happen, right? I’ve got places to see and things to do – and the weekends are my big chance to do it all.

I’ve stayed local the last 2 weekends by going into Seoul to catch the Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival. Why go twice? The blossoms weren’t quite ready the first weekend, so I revisited hoping to see them in their glory. It’s crazy, hauntingly beautiful – and it only lasts a week or two each Spring.

livetravelmore yeouido cherry blossom festival
Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival

This weekend, I’m heading way down south for the Jindo Miracle Sea Festival. I’m so excited and there’s no way I would miss out on what I’m sure will be a great time.

Jindo Miracle Sea Festival

Here’s a little bit more about the event from the Korea Tourism website.

Once a year in Jindo in Jeollanam-do Province, the seas mysteriously part and visitors can walk through the sea from the mainland to a nearby island. This phenomenon is caused due to the difference in high tides and low tides, which creates a 2.8-kilometer-long road measuring 40 to 60 meters in width. The Jindo Miracle Sea Festival takes place at the same time as this phenomenon. Visitors can enjoy walking along the sea road, gathering abalone and various other fun activities that make up the festival program. The spectacular sight of the waves parting is widely known and many people travel to Korea from all over the world just to witness this amazing event.

I’ll also be hiking up another mountain with a cloud bridge – Wolchulsan – this weekend.

Wolchulsan National Park in Jeollanam-do, South Korea
Wolchulsan National Park in Jeollanam-do, South Korea

Fingers crossed that the weather is cooperative. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get some decent photos and video footage to share with you all.

Until then… Be well and have a great weekend πŸ™‚