Seolnal Adventures With Adventure
21 – 24 January 2011
By Sarah-Jayne Coutts
Long weekends like this past four day Seolnal break are a great opportunity for foreigners to get together and have a good time. What better way to do this than with Adventure
To beat the Seolnal traffic out of
After an adventurous afternoon on the slopes, we were ready to check into our hotel and relax. The nearby
On Monday, it was time to say goodbye to
For our first activity, we were provided with fishing poles and a specially designated area on the frozen lake where we could fish for delicious Sancheona Trout. Next, we headed to the enclosed pond for bare hand fishing where many of our group members braved freezing temperatures in just a t-shirt and shorts while they attempted to catch fish with their bare hands. Many fish were caught quickly as people hastened to get out of the frigid waters and into the hot tub provided so that they could get warm once more.
After the bare hand fishing, we were free to enjoy the activities on offer at the festival. We could also return to fishing where the festival organisers had re-stocked the water with fish for us to catch. Before long, several of our group members had caught some delicious trout for their lunch.
The snow tubing, skating, sledding, and ATVs were all great fun and the enticing smell of trout being cooked beside the river was pleasant throughout the day. The enormous ice sculptures – especially the dragon – were also impressive.
Our final group activity for the day, before heading to our hotel for the night, was ice soccer. Similar to regular soccer but played on ice, it was clear that everyone who participated in the game had a great time!
At our new hotel, we enjoyed a delicious barbeque dinner followed by a bonfire. For those who were too cold, karaoke was again a highlight of the evening as an ever increasing number of people joined in the singing that continued into the early hours of the morning.
The next morning, after a delicious breakfast provided by the Adventure Korea staff, we had two options: Join a short but scenic hike or take a short walk to another small ice sculpture festival. The hike was beautiful! Those of us who chose to do the hike also got to attend the festival where we had a quick lunch before heading back to our hotel to pack our bags. Sadly, this fantastic four day adventure had come to and end and it was time to head back to
Spending the holiday with Adventure