Korea Part 2: Ski Resort / Everland
After spending 2 days in Jeju, we are back in Seoul and heading to the Ski Resort! First time seeing snow, first time skiing, how great!
Before we made our way to the ski resort, we stopped by 汉阳蔘雞湯 for their famous Samgyetang, which is Korean Ginseng Chicken. The dish consists of a whole young chicken which is stuffed with glutinous rice and then boiled in a broth of Korean ginseng. A very comfortable meal in winter!
Here is the boy trying to act like a Korean -.-
Then we proceed to a long drive to our Ski Resort. Halfway through the journey, our BUS BROKE DOWN! How unlucky can we get. We were stuck in a expressway and our resort was only 15 mins away.
No choice, we kept ourselves entertained on the bus, talk and joke and waited for towtruck for 1.5hours! By the time we reached our restaurant, it was already 9.30pm!
Dinner was pork roast meat at Meonan Pyeongchang Hanwoo Village. I think we were hungry but the meat was well marinated.
We stayed in Phoenix Park Ski Resort. Our room’s window opened up to a magnificent view.
The next day, we were all geared up and ready for skiing! We had our mask, goggles and gloves. If you are wondering who is the girl all covered with a victory sign, it’s me!
The tour guide took 1 hour to teach us how to ski. Seriously, it is not easy! The ski boots are so heavy!
Before we ski, we must learn to fall! And when we fall, we must learn to stand up! And if you can’t stand up, just remove the ski boots and stand up! Look at all our mission impossible faces!
I can’t ski for nuts, so I just lie on the snow and take photos!
Just by skiing for 1 hour makes us hungry. Dinner was free and easy, so a group of us headed to a korean restaurant nearby to eat buckwheat noodles.
The buckwheat pancake tastes like our typical soon kueh (turnip dumpling) with a lot of vegetables and turnip in it.
Boiled Sliced Pork Belly
The soup and dry wheat noodles is a acquired taste, too healthy for me.
After dinner, we took a cable car ride up to the top of the resort. IT WAS SO COLD! It did snow a little! BRRRR
Thinking that that was the end, we were wrong. The next morning, we headed to snowmobile rafting ride. Gosh, a merely 3 minutes ride round and round, I can feel my breakfast up in my throat!
Then we visited South Korea’s largest theme park, Everland. It is divided into 5 distinct zones; Global Fair, Zoo-Topia, European Adventure, Magic Land and American Adventure.
Lunch was within Everland where we had curry rice,
and (very) spicy seafood ramen.
The grilled sweet corn in Korea is different from the ones we have in Singapore. It is not crunchy at all, very soft.
We took a Safari Advernture Bus and watched the lions and tigers up close. The photo you see above, the tiger and lion is a couple! Now I wonder why doesn’t Singapore has day safari? We can see animals clearer.
We didn’t take any roller coaster rides but our friends did. So we gave them our moral support!
Okay, that’s the end of my Korea Part 2 post. The last one will be coming up soon. And there will be lots of food shots!