Jenn in Korea.

This is all about my EPIK teaching adventures in Korea!

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

This weekend we ventured to The Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival. We signed up for a tour bus with some other native English teachers from the area.  The bus ride was estimated at about an hour and a half, however this was before knowing just how bad the traffic was going to be.  It took a grueling two and a half hours. Totally worth it

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The cherry blossoms were absolutely gorgeous! We walked along side the Yeojwacheon Romance Bridge, which has cherry blossoms cascading over both sides. Below is a quiet stream lined with bright yellow flowers. The entirety is overflowing with tourists taking “couples” pictures and selfies. Which is actually extremely entertaining to watch.

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Next we hiked 45 minutes down the street to the Gyeonghwa Station, which is famous for it’s picturesque scene of a train coming into the station with the cherry blossoms raining down. This is the first picture below ( I wish I could take credit). The rest are from our time there.

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Over lunch time we tried some street meat, which was basically chicken on a stick. Next, thinly sliced potato on a stick and topped it off with the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had in my life.  Near the end of the day it got quite cool, and after some rain we decided to get some hot drinks.  The little coffee shop was so cosy and by far the best drinks around. I was told the cappuccino was also amazing.

The last picture of “hot ice”…. I’m not quite sure how that works…

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4 comments on “Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

  1. Fasha
    April 6, 2014

    Looks awesome , was there a smell to the blossoms .

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    • jennwignall
      April 7, 2014

      In some places you could smell them. Not as much as I thought you’d be able to. P

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  2. Anonymous
    April 7, 2014

    Gorgeous pics once again ….. sounds like an awesome day 🙂

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  3. Anonymous
    April 11, 2014

    You have to try the Hot Ice! How will we ever know? Also, try Canada Dry’s Sakura Mist, if available. Hopefully there is a Korean version. It’s pretty awesome and they only stock it for a few weeks.

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