Do not think that cherry blossoms can only be seen in Japan. Actually, cherry blossoms tour in Korea has its own history too. There are many cherry blossoms spot in Korea but JinHae Cherry Blossom Festival is Korea’s most famous and dazzling spot.
There are 220,000 species of cherry trees in Jinhae town. Hence, in every cherry blossom’s season, the town will be surrounded by the romantic atmosphere all over.
The Hwacheon Tomato Festival, which started in 2003 in Hwacheon, Gangwon Province, is held in downtown Sachang-ri, Sanae-myeon, Hwacheon-gun every August. The Hwacheon Tomato Festival is held annually to celebrate the cultivation of this beloved vegetable (or fruit, depending on your preference) as well as to honor the area’s dedicated farmers.
When it comes to Tomato festival, tomato is not only a nutrient-rich fruits but the protagonist of having fun and celebrations! Besides having fun in heaps of tomato, there will also a various of tomato-related activities for you to participate. Nobody will be clam inside the tomato heap. So, let’s get loose with the Korean as well as tourists all around the world!
Gimhae Jinyeong Sweet Persimmon Festival, is the oldest agricultural festival in the region. During the festival, enjoy the taste of sweet persimmon along with fun activities at the Gimhae Jinyeong Playground.
Other activities around the festival include a singing competition, an entertainment contest for teenagers, face-painting and a host of family activities just to name a few.
The main venue is at surface of the frozen river. The river will be divide into many sections and each of it will be some different activities going on such as sleigh rides as well as the popular ice fishing!
Another relevant activity of mountain trout is to paint the mountain trout shaped lantern. Visitors are free to put on any preference colours on the paper shaped lantern. These lanterns will be collected by the staff to burn and it means a blessing.
SOLEMNLY SILENT WHILE EATING
The Korean believe that when one is eating meal, it should be relaxing and it’s time to enjoy instead of mentioning about matters or things which are troublesome.
DO NOT HOLD YOUR BOWL WHILE EATING
The correct way to eat at Korea would be leaving the bowl on the table and use your right hand to hold the spoon to eat one mouthful after another.
Korean has a bonding love with alcohol, no matter in life, recreation or social, it can be seen everywhere.
A) Just remember that when you are with the Korean, you should never pour the wine or beer for yourself. You should instead wait for the others to do so for you and of course you too shall do the same for others. This is a custom of the Korean which is a mean to express friendship and respect towards each other.
B) When you are having a drink with the seniors, you should first toast the elders. The elders will then have their drink first while the juniors follow right after that by lifting the glass of wine or beer and look to one side to have their drink as a way to show respect for their elders.
C) When you are pouring wine or beer for the others, be sure to use the right hand to take the bottle. Even if you are a left-handed person, you will have to overcome it for a short while. This is because, from the point of view of the Korean, if one holds the bottle with the left hand, it means you despise or look down at the others. It’s just like when the master grants the servant a glass of wine, both are impolite. Beside, when one is pouring the wine with the right hand holding the bottle, the left hand should be supporting the right to show respect. Meanwhile, the recipient must hold the glass or cup with both hands to show gratitude too.
D) The Korean way of drinking is very much different from the Chinese as the Chinese would pour the wine for guests continuously whereas the Korean would prefer to finish the whole glass before being served the next one.
E) When the Koreans toast to the others, they would first finish their own glass of wine and pass the empty glass to the other person. So then this recipient who takes the glass will fill up the glass and hand it back to that person, who would finish up the filled glass of wine and do the same thing for the recipient just now. Sometimes at the banquet, the Korean, as in the host would hold his own glass of wine and toast to very single guest when he goes round the table. Anyone who refuses to accept the toast is considered to be rude and so even though you do not drink, you may need to ask for the host’s consent in “faking” a drink.
It has a taste of baked crust on the outer layer with stuffing of greens. The taste is quite challenging, worth a try!
I always thought that the exotic flavor of Korean is comparable to Chinese. Although with its odd shape, it is popular yet high price seafood with a crunchy texture.
It is usually a monkfish the ugliest seafood but very delicious.
I never thought a sea squirt could be eaten and what more to eat it raw. It is watery inside with a mossy spongy outer skin. Honestly, it is horrible. It took me a long hesitation before I swallowed it.
It is actually the Alaska Pollack which was dried in the cold winter winds and sunshine; and repeatedly freezing and thawing which makes the fish yellow with a mellow taste. That’s how it gets its name Yellow Pollack. The Koreans use this fish to make soup for hangover remedy.