So what I failed to realize when I re-started this blog was that summer school involves, well, just that: school in the summer. As such, the last few days have been filled with the typical summer activities combined with excruciatingly dense schoolwork, tests, and essays (and almost no time to update this blog!). Sorry sorry; I'll try and be better about updating in the future!
^ Sleeping on the floor, Hangook style, 10 to a room on our archeological excursion to Iksan. Though we were pretty crammed into our room, the guys had it even worse and ended up spending the night in a sauna, of all places! Apparently this particular sauna that they found had a lounge area... that was then occupied by 13 guys for the night.
From my two week observation, it seems as though Koreans in general are especially EXTREMELY good at creating a fun time. No matter what we do or where we go, there's bound to be some silly game or singing element involved!
This past weekend, we went on our first archeological excursion that involved travelling to Iksan and viewing a lot of rocks and hills. I mean, we saw other relics as well, but, the majority were torn apart pagoders (explanation later) and grassy hill tombs for kings that may or may not actually still contain kings. Also, it was pretty disappointing to know that a lot of the things we travelled to see were actually replicas and not from 300AD.
We still did get to see some cool stuff though:
^ Buddha's calificied remains from his cremation
^ archeological find that looks like a gummy bear wearing a cowboy hat
^ One of many "pagoders" as our translator was prone to calling them