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Oct 17, 2014 - Gyeongju to Andong

Two hour bus ride leaving at 8:30 am...at the bus station in Andong we run into 3 Danish folks just coming from Happy Guesthouseso they tell us where we can catch the bus, what #, and where to get off. Real fun chatting with them while they are waiting for their bus to, of all places, Gyeongju, ha! They too have not seen many western travelers/tourists...mostly Asians. We tell the bus driver the name of the guest house and after 1/2hr ride he drops us off and points up the cross street, "Happy Guesthouse"! Walking up the street for several...

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Jan 24, 2012 - Trip to Andong - Hahoe village / Tagesausflug nach Andong - Hahoe village

At 8am, we're get on our way, take a taxi to the bus terminal. We decided to go to Andong - Hahoe village. It takes us a while to find the right bus, but we succeed. Nobody really speaks English. After a bus ride of 1.5 hours, we arrive in Andong. There we need to take another bus to Hahoe. This village is about 600 years old and the origin of the Ryu family. The Nakdong river flows around the village in a S shape which gave the village its name (ha means river and hoe means turning around). The village is beautiful, we walk through it,...

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Sep 24, 2010 - Festivals and Thanksgiving Korean Style

Copyright 2010 David Rich 600 Words jdavidrich@yahoo.com 1200 Korean Won = $1 US Festivals and Thanksgiving Korean Style Besides its incredibly copasetic people the magnet that has repeatedly drawn me to South Korea is its phenomenally colorful festivals, a series of family-style Carnivals that constitute my favorites on the planet. The best of the best is the Andong Mask Dance Festival held yearly in late September to early October, a two-week extravaganza I discovered in 2005 and re-visited in 2010. Andong was founded in 57 B.C.E.,...

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Nov 3, 2009 - Fall colours at the Hotel California

My nice hotel, the Hotel California. On the down side, for some reason I had a splitting headache all day, on the plus side it was sunny, albeit quite cold, and everywhere I went there were more of those fantastic autumn colours. At least the headache wasn't from trying to relearn one language and forcibly forget another, this was proving so difficult I decided not to bother, I'm hoping to get by on the 20 or so Korean phrases and words I can remember. In the morning I went to a place called Dosan Seowon. This was another Tae Kwon Do trip,...

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Jul 7, 2008 - Andong/Hahoe

Llegue a Andong en bus, me quede en un "love motel" (que estan muy bien para estadias normales tambien) y fui caminando al Andong Folk Village, un 'pueblo tipico' koreano hecho sobre la ladera de un cerro especialmente para hacer peliculas. Es muy bonito, aunque falso, pero vale la pena recorrerlo. Al dia siguiente fui al Hahoe Folk Village, como a 1 hora en bus, que si es un pueblo tipico veridico en el cual viven todos los miembros de una misma familia desde hace siglos. Esta muy bien conservado y queda bordeando un rio. Todo es muy...

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Oct 4, 2005 - Andong

While still in Gyeongju I've heard about the annual Andong mask festival that was taking place at the time. It sounded like a lot of fun so I hopped the bus up North. After 3 hour ride I was walking out of the bus terminal into pouring rain. The mask festival actually coincides with Andong Folk festival and is a very crowded affair. The Mask festival attracted groups from all over Asia. I saw Korean mask dancing, Malaysian singing, and martial arts demonstrations by Chinese monks. The Folk festival included tons of traditional food and...

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