Whilst the western media is currently busy bombarding the worrisome public with North Korea’s lame threats, South Koreans and expats decided to use this time of crisis to call up their honey boo boos to go out on a date to witness the Cherry Blossom festival. To be honest, there is generally nothing to worry about and really, nobody gives a Kim Jung Un about it. If something does happen (let’s hope not) I will make sure to Facebook message my family one last time telling you to turn my room into a shrine of myself and NOT into a storage room!
Depressing thoughts aside, the cherry blossom season is now over down south at the Jeolla province, but it has JUST begun at all Northern provinces such as Seoul. Spring was very much delayed this year, but in return Korea was gifted with amazing natural beauty and tolerable heat. Everything was perfect, except being a severe hay fever sufferer means I have to be constantly under medication nowadays (=_=) However no complaints here!!! I mean how can you after seeing colourful nature blossoming within a heavily congested city.
The Lotte World Cherry blossom festival held one of the biggest festivals in Korea. Other than walking along the path whilst hypnotized over the falling pink petals, performances from various academies and groups can be seen singing and dancing on stage. Pathways were flocked with families and young couples soaking in the spring atmosphere.
I miss my family…and where is my girl dammit?
I would say more about this place, but there is only so much a guy can ramble on about how pretty the flowers are, and I’m also running out of adjectives from my thesaurus. On a serious note, I hope by looking at my pictures you can feel how warm and buzzing the atmosphere was…maybe you can feel how I felt that day. If not, send me an e-mail and I’ll send you a detailed account of what I experienced that day…*brings out thesaurus*
The cherry blossoms will be gone soon so be quick! I believe the festival at Yeoido, Seoul have just recently begun. Go go go!
How to get to Lotte World Park:
40-1 Jamsil-dong Songpa-gu, Seoul
Subway station: Jamsil station (line 2 and line 8) exit 4.
Look for ‘Lotte World’ signs showing you directions. It’s the main attraction of this district so you should have no problems 😉