Before I landed in Japan, I spent some time in Korea with my family and did some sightseeing. We spent most of our time in Seoul going to markets and seeing the different neighborhoods. As a side note, the title of this post is the slogan of the Korean tourism industry. Korea was truly sparkling and I hope I get to go back one day. Now let’s get to the pictures!
As I mentioned, we went to several of the marketplaces to get a feel for the city. We saw some traditional Korean dancing and drumming near one of the markets. It was so lively and fun that I didn’t want to leave.
We also went up to a historical site and saw a wonderful show filled with traditional dance, music, and martial arts!
The show started off with these great musicians who really knew how to fire up a crowd.
Next, a beautiful dancer came out to do a fan dance.
She had the crowd in a peaceful state of mind with her graceful moves and her skillful handling of the fan. Everything was going as expected until she turned around wielding a sword! It’s not everyday you see that. It turns out she was just as graceful with the sword as she was with the fan.
If I had to pick a favorite part of the show, it would be the martial arts sequence. How can I put this as eloquently as possible? It was SO COOL!
Thank you Korea for a wonderful time!