Last year, I visited South Korea for the third time, and I chose Spring instead of Winter, for a change. Despite my lack of finances, and lack of travel companion for that matter, I pushed with the trip (yes, alone!) because I really really really wanted to see the cherry blossoms.
Apparently, I missed it – much to my dismay.
So anyway, this Spring, since I recently moved here to Korea to study, I am certain that I will not miss the amazing pink field of flowers this time. And indeed miss the blossoms I did not.
I was particularly eyeing Jinhae since it is one of the most famous spots in Korea to view the cherry blossoms. And what’s even better is that Jinhae (I found out) is just an hour bus ride away from Ulsan. YAY! 🙂
But I will post about Jinhae in a separate entry. For now, I will share with you my first taste of full-bloom cherry blossoms which is just by my neighborhood(!) — can you believe that?
My friend, Jenica, told me about a river near my place that happened to be a good spot to appreciate cherry blossoms. I expected it to be a mediocre set of trees. Little did I know, it was 100 times better than I ever imagined.
Can I just say that I was very ecstatic at this point? You see, I am a tropical islander, and we don’t exactly have different seasons from where I came from.
Forgive us for taking so many pictures. It is a pretty rare feat for us. We were so captivated by the marvelous view that we wanted to preserve as much memories of it as we can. And besides, it was around this time when homesickness has started to kick in, and I really wanted to drown that ugly feeling with the cherry blossoms’ beauty.
Anyway, we thought we had enough pictures already. However, when we trailed the river farther downstream, we were greeted by an even more marvelous view of the cherry blossoms.
It was a tiring walk, but it was all worth it!
On our way home, we also found some other flowers – sorry I am not sure what they are called.