Seoul, South Korea!!!
By: Cassie Miller peirod 5
Why go to South Korea?
A little information about Korea.
Korea was the first area that Taekwon-Do was declared as a martial art, and that's a good thing too. While Korea is mostly known as the horrible communist country that wants to kill everyone, in reality, that's only North Korea. Seoul is part of the super cool, non-communist, area of South Korea. Korea is also the home of totally cool food. (Like mouse brains)
Culture of Korea
Many people believe that everyone, and everything in Korea is old. Old people, old buildings, and overall just an old culture. Everyone who thinks that is wrong. In fact Korea, much like Japan is one of the main manufactures of computers, phones, and other pieces of technology. Most of which is shipped over to the U.S. Korea may be up to date with technology throughout the world, but much of the old time traditions are still celebrated. Such as the traditional dance of Jeongjaemu. Jeongjaemu is preformed at many festivals and spiritual events.
Some of this information was found on: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CulturesofKorea
Where would I be?
Flights: First flight: United Airline leaving from Denver at 8:05am, arrival at 9:55am in San Francisco. 55 minute layover, next flight is at 10:50am leaving from San Francisco, arrival in Seoul, South Korea at 3:05pm (the next day)
Coming home: Air Canada, departure at 6:20pm, arrival at 12:35am in Vancouver. Layover for a few hours. Then at 2:35 am I travel to Denver. Arrival is at 6:00am.
Cost: The overall price of all the flights is $3,467.00.
Lodging and Hotel
Hotel Name: Seoul Palace
Hotel Price: $516.00 (All four nights)
What does your hotel offer? What does your room look like?
The Seoul palace offers breakfast, ( which I will be eating at every morning.) The room is a standard twin bed room. Both beds are queens.
Activity 1: The war memorial of Korea.
Description: Tour of war history in Korea. Statues and lots of great information. It's the perfect place to learn about the split of North and South Korea. This is one of the places we will go on the first day of travel.
Activity 2: Myeong Dong NANTA theatre.
Description: We will be watching a performance. The performance will be a mix of Korean and American culture. This will show just how similar our cultures really are. Brittany Jones says that, ¨I learned so much from this, best war memorial ever!¨ I'm so excited.
Activity 3: Bukhansan National Park
Description: You get to see the wildlife and nature of Seoul! It will probably be like the Yellowstone National Park. A google user says that ¨it was one of the best parks they had ever seen.¨ I think that it would be really pretty.Cost: $10.00
Activity 4: Coex Aquarium
Description: A Korean aquarium, the perfect time to see all the fish in Korea. Since I want to be a marine biologist, this will be perfect. Susan Green states that ¨the food there is really good.¨ This might be the perfect place for lunch.
Activity 5: Hongdae NANTA Theatre
Description: Watching a classic Korean play, and we get a tour of the theatre. The theatre was built over 50 years ago and still plays some of the same shows.
Activity 6: International Kumgang Taekwon-Do Center.
Description: This would be like a Taekwon-Do ¨boot camp¨ where I could practice my Taekwon-Do in it's birthland. Taekwon-do is a great way to get in shape and to kick some butt. Mary Seeker says that ¨the instructor speaks very good English.¨ That will come in handy since I don't speak Korean.
Problems and Solutions: While traveling a problem may occur, think about those problems and how you would solve them.
Another problem that I found was trying to plan everything. There was so much to do, but no time, and no money. After A LOT of searching I was able to plan my whole trip, including flights and hotels, in only $4,178. That left me with $5822 to sped on some awesome souvenirs!
Optional: About the traveler. Who are you? Have you ever traveled?
Conclusion or reflection
One of the many nature sites in Korea.
In the old folk tales of Korea it was said that one day, one of the great ¨gods¨ would come across the ocean and save them.
A really great picture to show how awesome Korea is.