NAMI ISLAND Review by Ken Lee
by Ken Lee (See original post here)
Have you tried internet shopping in Korea? I’m not sure if you have experienced opening up internet banking in Korea but …it’s SUCH a hassle! If you don’t know any Korean or have any Korean friends to come with you to the bank, it can be very very tricky. I remember booking some tickets online and yet still, i had to make payment confirmations over the phone. This is not a particularly good idea since I have a little phobia when it comes to phone conversations in Korean.
However, finally there is a website that makes travelling a lot easier for foreigners coming to or already in Korea without awkward conversations over the phone. Although still a small website, Funtastic Korea enables those to make reservations to selected and beautiful destinations, and ta-dah~ Nami Island is one of them. Being a person who also detests planning to places which are difficult to get to, Funtastic Korea does all the boring work for you so once you check out online, meet at the bus stop, get on the bus, sit back and relax.
Nami Island (남이섬) was probably the most hyped up places in Korea which is all thanks to (surprise surprise!) a ‘drama’ which aired WELL before my time. Collaborating with Funtastic Korea finally gave me the chance to see what all the fuss was about. Although the nature was beautiful (must come back here during Autumn), the most unique thing that stood out were the hobbit like clay sculptures which were in the weirdest positions. I wasn’t even sure if they represented Korean women from a long time ago, but the sculptures were either breastfeeding in the most awkward positions…and even twerking!
If those were accurate representations of Koreans from centuries ago, it is then proof that Koreans were actually the ones who made twerking a thing. Sorry Miley.
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