Thursday, August 22, 2013

Korean Folk Village - Gyeonggi-do, 4/5/12

Our two hosts, Steve and Mr. No's Number Two Son (yes, that is how he was introduced), took us to this historic Korean Village, which was obviously a popular tourist stop, even off-season.
What's entitled "Farmers' Music and Dance" took place with very energetic performers. Immediately afterward, Steve dragged both of us into the arena to have our pictures taken with the performers.
 An acrobat was up next complete with a warning sign and a large audience.
A traditional wedding ceremony was then performed, and again I was pulled into the action :-)
It's a lovely setting, and we enjoyed lunch here as well except that I almost required the Heimlich maneuver because of the octopus in the bibimbop. Thankfully, I managed on my own :-)
On our way back to Seoul, we spotted this restaurant and had to stop. Being of Dutch heritage, we were intrigued to find out if the restaurant served the deep-fried, powder sugar coated dough considered a special treat in many dutch homes on holidays.
And, no they didn't. But it was a fun stop nonetheless with the bean paste pastry and a cooking class for children.
 Next, we take an afternoon walking tour of Seoul.

Korean Folk Village Performance Video

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