Day Trip #1: Mokpo
June 23, 2012 § 1 Comment
This week officially marks 4 months in Korea for me. To pay homage to how incredible my time has been so far, I figured I’d tell you about the first trip I ever went on outside of Gwangju.
The first day trip I ever went on occurred about 2 weeks after landing, in the beginning of March. My new friends invited me along to a place called Mokpo, a small port city on the southwestern tip of the Jeolla province. As an excuse to look at dinosaur skeletons and pretend I am still in 5th grade, our first stop was the Mokpo Natural History Museum, or, as a sign we so wondrously found read: The Mokpo Nateral History Museum.
After we had our fill of prehistoric taxidermy, we stumbled upon the Mokpo Maritime Museum and took a few quick photos with some ships along the water, if only to pretend we actually went inside the museum. We had a quick lunch of galbitang (갈비탕), which consisted of beef short ribs and onion soup, along with the usual Korean side dishes.
Then it was off to the ferry terminal to hop a boat and get a view of the city from the ocean.