Wednesday, May 30, 2012

{Weekend in Tongyeong: Part One}

Tongeyong, a peninsular fishing town in southern Korea made the perfect destination for a recent weekend getaway.

The area is known for a history of art and culture, a place where many of Korea's most famous writers and artists have lived and worked.

We split the afternoon of our first day between Tongyeong City's beautiful parks.  Two overlooked the water, and a third was full of interesting sculptures.

We took a long walk along the marina, stopping to tour a traditional battleship from the late 16th century.

 Tummies rumbling, we snacked on the city's local cuisine, oyster pancakes.  We followed those with Tongyeong's famous sweet honey bread.  I wasn't too thrilled with the oysters, but the donut-like dessert got no complaints.

In the evening we bargained for a quaint room where we watched the sun set over the ocean.

More to come on the art, food and nature highlights from our weekend in Tongyeong!

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