After our final exams in PNU (mid december), me, anqi and mabel set off for a 3-4h bus ride to one of the best rural places to visit in Korea: Boseong. Because me and anqi had combed all the areas in Korea, except for Jeollanam-do, so we HAD TO make this trip work!
And because we heard that some other places in Korea had already started snowing, we were thrilled to find that THERE IS SNOW in Boseong!
Lunch time, and we were cold and hungry. So we stopped by this little hut which offered food with green tea elements.
I ordered my fav bibimbap. Yes there is green tea inside but doesn't really make a difference...And the food was expensive. With bad staff service.
So after lunch we had to pay an entrance fee and walk into the green tea plantation.
All covered with snow! U would never know how excited we were.
Route up the green tea plantation.
See the snow in between each level?
YAY! I remember it was REALLY COLD. But despite that we continued to climb up for better view.
Sad to say, these fur boots make your legs look swollen. But luckily they kept me warmer than my other boots. Heck lah. Keeping warm is more important. And of course, there is my mum's trustee cashmere scarf with love. How to not feel warmth? LOL. And thanx to Janice for giving me her winter hat. WOOTS I'm so well prepared for winter.
I've always wanted to do this. Act pretty in a plantation. Stick my head out like as if filming an mtv.
We were waiting for the sun with non-existent warmth to let this picture look good:
After some strolling around it was getting dark. So we went into the souvenir shop to buy some green tea products. I bought 2 boxes of green tea for LL and a box for my family. Till now I haven't drank it yet. But LL says its awesome. LOL. of course lah. I braved through the coldness to get them de leh.
Despite the cold weather, we were determined to eat the green tea ice cream:
Well, beforehand, we had researched online and found that the place has a lights festival. And we realised that the lights are at another plantation, not the one we went..zzz. So we walked awhile to get to the other plantation, which is like 15min away. this is the only snapshot I had:
Afterwards, it was really too cold for us to carry on. And we decided to grab a taxi and head back to the bus terminal. And before we hopped onto the cab. I..saw, for the 1st time in my life. SNOWING. Although it was only for a short while, we were ecstatic beyond words. Haiz. If we were in thicker clothings we would have treaded further to the other side to see if there were more lights in the area. ohwells.
We got back to Busan quite late at night, and most of the restaurants and stalls were closed. So we had to go to this random cafe which serves only mediocre food.