I was recently honored to win a place on the inaugural run of the K-Travel Bus! Along with 14 other winners from around the world, I was shown amazing places to visit in the North Gyeongsang Province. It was such a treat getting to travel outside of the big cities of Korea!
You can take a look at the itinerary of the trip, then join me on my photo tour below!
When we arrived at the Archery event, there was a welcoming committee there to greet us! We even got to meet two olympic gold medalists in Archery! They gave us some tips, then it was time for us to try our hand at shooting an arrow!
My instructor was amazing, and he helped me look like a natural! (Believe me, I'm not!) It was fun hearing all the 'Oooo's when I scored a bullseye! I really want to go back and practice more, archery was so much fun!
Then we visited a traditional market! (Sorry there are no pictures, I was so busy drooling over all the delicious looking foods!
Finally it was time for dinner.When you travel in Korea, you must try each area's local specialty. So naturally... the menu was Andong's famous Jjim Dak, a braised chicken and veggies in a spicy sauce! We had a trading market set up between the tables, with people calling out their deals to get more of their favorite parts. "Chicken for Kimchi! Potatoes for cabbage!" It was so yummy, I would travel all the way back to Andong just to eat dinner...
The Mayor came to greet us! He was so happy and very kind to us, it made my royalty illusion carry on even after returning to my modern-day clothes!
After saying goodbye to the mayor, we visited the Andong Ceramics Museum! The tea bowls were so beautiful, I wish I could go and study to make one of my own someday!
Then, it was time for our last experience, a trip to the shooting range! We opted out of the clay pigeon shooting and went for the stationary target. A good choice I must say, since I learned that I am a terrible shot! I'll stick to archery~
If you are planning a trip to Korea, I highly recommend going on one of the K-Bus tours! There are currently 4 different routes that will show you amazing places outside of Seoul. It's a great way to see more of the countryside without needing a high level of Korean speaking. (I have spoken with so many people that say that the thing stopping them from traveling outside of Seoul is their fear of not knowing enough Korean!) It is a beautiful country, go see all that you can! Also, you will learn so much about the history and culture of the area from the wonderful tour guide. I want to try every route!
Please check out their website for more information!
Also, if you have any questions about this tour, please feel free to ask via email or in the comments section below! I would love to help provide an answer ^^
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