On Saturday, we met outside the main gate at 7:30 and loaded everything on the bus. The ride to our destination was 3 hours long. We were heading down to Gunsan, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the west coast. People usually go there during the summer, but even during April there were tons of people there!
Once the three hour bus ride was over, we were in Gunsan and ready to go over to Seonyudo Island. We had to get on a small ferry to get to the island. I was slightly terrified of it sinking in the middle of the ice cold water, but we made it back to land safely. There are over 20 islands right off of the coast of Gunsan, so there was a to see! It was a VERY foggy day, but it was still beautiful!
Right after we got off the bus and sat down to eat, it started to rain. :( We all moved our tables inside a little pavilion area and ate in there. It was gloomy and sad, but we made the best of it! Plus, once we alls started drinking soju, we didn't really care how bad the rain was. I have decided to swear off soju for a while after this trip. Well, one of my good friends, Laura, is leaving Saturday, so I'll have a teensy bit of soju at her going away, but after that.. I need a break! I have a BUNCH of soju ready to bring home, but I don't think I need to partake in any soju drinking events for a long while haha. I think I have consumed more alcohol in my one year living here than ever before in my life combined. I've said this before, but Korea is like the college of the Air Force. Party, party, party. Go, go go. Never. Stop. Drinking. I need a break! And a vacation, but that's a different story.
After everyone finished eating, we got back on the bus to drive to Seonunsa Temple. Unfortunately, it continued to rain for the rest of our trip, but we got some rain ponchos to wear so that we were still able to go see the temple! (Ps. Most of these pictures are super blurry. SORRY! It was really rainy and I had to use my phone, so I was trying to keep it dry and take pictures at the same time!)
Right now I am down to 8 days left of work and 18 days until I leave Korea. Holy cow. I'll be home before I know it! Cannot wait!!!