Friday, January 27, 2012

Weekend Getaway

We made the most of our long holiday weekend by spending it in Muju, a ski resort city a few hours away.  Our bus left Busan at 5:10 am.  That's right.  It wasn't pretty.  

Luckily I slept away most of the ride (still recovering from a nasty bout of stomach flu I'd been fighting all week) and a few hours later we arrived at our hotel.  

We walked in and were disappointed to find that it was the size of a closet.  A small closet.  The floor bedding we pulled out of the room's actual closet pretty much took up the entire room.  A twin bed wouldn't have fit in there.
I knew I should have sprung for the nearby hotel that was $400+ per night.  Riiiiight.  On the bright side, we now fully appreciate the size of our apartment in Busan!
Despite the room size, our three days and two nights in Muju were great.  We didn't actually do any skiing or snowboarding, but we did find lots of other things to do.

We took walks in the snow, relaxed with movies and comfort food (hello Popeye's in Korea!) and warm drinks, and soaked up the warmth of an outdoor hot springs.  
{Don't ask me why the water in the hot springs is neon green.  I don't know the answer to that question.} 

We definitely didn't want to leave when Monday afternoon rolled around.

Our return trip home took six hours due to the traffic surrounding Seollal.  I could live without doing that again....
Luckily we had one more day off before returning to school on Wednesday.  
I've said it before, but I could really get used to a three day work week.

More traveling is on the horizon.
Ryan and I are off to Seoul in the morning where we'll be meeting my parents who are coming to visit!  I could not be more excited to see them and play tour guide in our home away from home next week when they make the trip to Busan.  
All smiles this Friday :) 

Hope your weekend is lovely!


  1. This makes me feel like a geographical dum-dum, but I have never heard of Busan before. Looks like you're having quite an amazing adventure there, though! I wish the snow in NE U.S. was good this year; I really miss skiing. So interesting to see another way of life abroad!

  2. That hot tub looks amazing! You guys are so cute, glad you got to take a trip and how fun your parents are coming to visit! Enjoy! xo