|My primal nature... it calls to me.|
Seriously, I haven't seen this many waygookin in one place since orientation. Everyone was super happy and covered from head to toe in mud.
I want to make one thing clear for people who might be getting the wrong idea about this concept: Mud Fest is NOT just a giant mud pit, there was actually a surprisingly small amount of mud around, unless you wanted to pay for it. To get into the area with the mud slides, mud obstacle courses, and mud wrestling ring (what I heard was the only really cool thing to do) you had to fork over some Sejongs (King Sejong is printed on the 10,000 won notes). Our group split between those wanting to pay for the stuff inside and those fine with just doing the free things (mud painting tables, body paint, dance party, and ocean).
|On the outside, looking in|
I stuck with the people who were doing the free stuff (I had put my wallet in the locker already, there were plenty of pay lockers as well as a small number of pay showers and a decent number of bathrooms). It was about 3pm when we got there and the mud painting tables were VERY short on mud, but you could get enough to coat yourself pretty thoroughly.
The lines for the body painting were WAY too long, so we skipped that. We wound up coating ourselves, walking around, and then going into the ocean to clean off.
|Some people thought the water was cold, those people have never swam in the northern Atlantic|
We wound up having to go back into the ocean a few times, because every foreigner we knew was there, and they all wanted hugs.
|They actually just all saw someone they know who is not currently covered in mud, and are rushing to rectify the situation|
|Though I'm not 100% sure why...|
As for the city of Boryeong, we had a pretty fun time! We stayed in the KU-run motel on the first night (I am thoroughly convinced they have one of these in every medium to large sized town throughout the country) and in a pension the second night (a pension is like renting a condo with very little furniture in it). To get to 보령 my good buddy Bacon rented a car, which was a pretty awesome way of getting there.
|Just LOOK at that peaceful partying!|