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Flashback Post!

In October, my friend came to visit and we went on a trip down to the Boseong Green Tea Fields and Nagan Folk Castle Village!

The trip was hard on me (I get extremely motion sick and there was a good amount of traffic that day) but it was worth it!  The tea fields were beautiful.  If I had gone without a group, I could have spent all day wandering the fields.  There was a cafeteria where you could get rice or noodle dishes that had been infused with green tea.   If you have a sweet tooth, there were also green tea lattes, ice creams, milkshakes, and several other desserts.

After we finished at the tea fields, we headed to Nagan Folk Castle Village.  There is a large group of people who live there, and for a small fee, you can enter and explore the village.  There were giant swings, plenty of vendors, and several places to explore. It was a nice little addition to the trip.

TLDR:

Boseong Green Tea Field was a great experience, and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone.  The Nagan Folk Castle Village was nice, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit it.

More Info:

http://english.boseong.go.kr/index.boseong
http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=264262

Jeonnam: 전라남도 (South Jeolla Province; Jeollanam-do Province)

In an effort to familiarize myself with “Jeonnam,” where I’ll be spending the next year of my life, started research on the province and here’s what I have so far :]

(Thank you Wikipedia for always being there for me in times of need <3)

  • What I have been referring to as “Jeonnam” in the past few posts is more specifically Jeollanam-do Province, or the South Jeolla Province.
  • Jeonnam is the southwest region of Republic of Korea, and it is bounded on the west by the Yellow Sea, north by Jeollabuk-do Province, south by the Jeju Strait, and east by Gyeongsangnam-do.
  • There are over 2,000 islands (2219 islands to be exact which account for 65% of all islands in Korea) along the coastline, about 3/4 of which are uninhabited.
  • Jeonnam is home to just under 2 million people and some of the main marine products that it produces include oysters and cultivated seaweed.
    (Fun Fact about me: I LOVE oysters!!! Super excited!!!!)
  • Jeonnam is known for its abundant rainfall which helps its agriculture including rice, wheat, barley, potatoes, vegetables, cotton, and fruits.
    (Fun Fact #2 about me: Not a big fan of humidity and rain)
  • Jeonnam is home to the warmest weather on the Korean peninsula.
    (Fun Fact #3 about me: I have ZERO tolerance for heat. I’M NOT FREAKING OUT)
  • Small amounts of gold and coal are mined in the province :] Possible hopes of becoming richer a year later? :D

Well that’s the end to my quick update on Jeonnam! I’ll be back with more soon ;]