Korea: Leftover Snow, Mt. Seorak, Del Pino Resort

I didn't plan on going MIA for a week or so, but things get in the way and before I know it, it's already today and I had to rush finishing this post so you guys don't think I've dropped off a cliff or something. :)

Without further ado, here's the 2nd installment of our South Korea trip! :D

I know it's probably not a big deal to 4-seasoners, but to us from the tropics, we get ridiculously excited by snow! LOL. Imagine our glee when we found this at the foot of the mountain! What proceeded after was a mini snowball fight!
Crowds of tourists on the way to Mt. Seorak.

 A cable car ride to the top had one of my Acrophobic (fear of heights) friends palpitate a little.

Doesn't this photo of barren trees look hauntingly beautiful?

 The short trek up the mountain was well worth these kinds of shots. :)

Pretty view of the stream on our way down the mountain.

 Here's a bit of trivia I didn't know about - a third of the population of South Korea are Buddhists. Another third are Christians and the rest are...uhm, miscellaneous.

 Goofy shadows. That's my brother on the left, my friend Chel, me and my sister.

 We were booked at the Del Pino Resort where our units had living rooms, kitchens and traditional Korean rooms with beds on the floor. We quite enjoyed lounging in the sala with our store-bought noodles and drinks while watching CNN (one of the few English-speaking channels available).

My teacher in Asian History forgot to mention a Stonehenge in Korea... I wonder how it got there. LOL

I wouldn't advise getting lost in Korea. What with the language barriers, even sign posts won't be of any help.

And to cap off this post is a silly (and quite dangerous) photo of my friends crossing and then posing on the street.

A trip is always more fun and memorable when shared with good company, right? :D More of our trip as soon as bloggingly possible! Haha!

Korea Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V!

The Belated Bloomer


  1. Beautiful photos! The shots of the mountains and trees are so striking and I love the one of your shadows :) Looks like an amazing trip! xo



    1. Thanks Jen! :D We did have a grand time!

  2. Wow, South Korea looks very pretty! I did Korean in primary school, I wish I could experienced it more like you did on your trip :)

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  3. It looks SO pretty there...such gorgeous photos!

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  4. THey say Mt. Seorak is at its best in the spring! I wish I could go, too.


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