Summertime in Korea plus Summer Events and Festivals 2019 (Episode 72)
Summertime in Korea can have it's UPS and DOWNS!
In this episode we'll look at SUMMER in Korea, what we like and what we don't, plus some of the summer events and activities going on all over South Korea for summer 2019!
Scott, Adam, and Marco are joined by guest Michael DeLorenzo (Changwon Culture and Activity Group) to talk about what we each like about summer in South Korea, the things we don’t like about summer here, what we miss about summer in our home countries, the summer weather, things we like to do in summer in Korea, how to beat the heat, and Events going on all over South Korea for this coming summer, 2019.
It’s all about SUMMERTIME in Korea on this episode of K-PoD!
01:31 An introduction to our guest Michael DeLorenzo and more about his Facebook group ‘Changwon Culture and Activity Group’
02:05 Some things each of us like about the summer in South Korea (Or do we like it at all?).
03:36 The things we don’t like about the summertime in South Korea.
08:23 Each of us get into the things we each miss about summer back in our home countries and things we can’t do or get here in South Korea.
13:10 Summertime activities that you can do here in South Korea and the things each of us enjoy doing during our summers in Korea.
16:12 Some of the ways to BEAT THE HEAT here in South Korea during the hot and humid summers.
20:13 A list of summer EVENTS going on throughout South Korea 2019 and some of our own thoughts on each event.
42:10 Adam sums up all the events that we covered and talked about in this episode.
42:55 Some events not mentioned in the list before that we’ve attended in the past that we enjoyed.
OUR GUEST Michael DeLorenzo
Changwon Culture and Activity Group -
Summer Event In Korea Covered in this Episode
Boryeong Mud Festival
Period: July 19-28, 2019
Venue: Daecheon Beach Mud Square in Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do (충청남도 보령시 대천해수욕장 머드 광장)
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival
Period: June 27 – July 7, 2019
Venues: Bucheon City Hall, Bucheon Gymnasium, Korea Comics Museum, Bucheon Art Bunker B39, etc. (부천시청, 부천제육관, 한국만화박물관, 부천아트벙커B39)
Sinchon Water Gun Festival
Period: July 6-7, 2019
Venue: Jisan Resort, 267, Jisan-ro, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 이천시 지산로 267)
Jisan Valley Rock Festival
Period: July 26-28, 2019
Venue: Jisan Resort, 267, Jisan-ro, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 이천시 지산로 267)
Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival
Period: July 5-7, 2019
Venue: Area of Seodong Park and Gungnamji Pond in Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do (충청남도 부여군 서동공원과 궁남지)
Jeongnamjin Jangheung Water Festival
Period: July 26 – August 1, 2019
Venues: Areas of Tamjingang River and Cypress Forest Woodland in Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do (장흥군 전라남도 탐진강, 편백숲 우드랜드)
Busan Sea Festival
Period: August 2-6, 2019
Venues: Haeundae Beach, Gwangalli Beach, Busan Songdo Beach, Songjeong Beach and Dadaepo Beach in Busan (부산광역시 해운대해수욕장, 광안리해수욕장, 송도해수욕장, 송정해수욕장, 다대포해수욕장)
Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival
Period: August 9-11, 2019
Venue: Songdo Dalbit Festival Park in Incheon (인천광역시 송도달빛축제공원)
Tongyeong Great Battle of Hansan Festival
Period: August 10-14, 2019
Venues: Areas of Cultural Plaza, Tongjeyeong and Yi Sun-sin Park in Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do (경상남도 통영시 문화마당, 통제영, 이순신공원)
Muju Firefly Festival
Period: August 31 – September 8, 2019
Venue: Areas of Deungnamju Arena, Namdaecheon Stream, Yeche Cultural Hall, and Jinam Park in Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do (전라북도 무주군 등나무운동장, 남대천, 예체문화관, 지남공원)
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Travel Story Ep19 Paraguay Ambassador's Trip to Taean and Buyeo
Paraguay Ambassador's Trip to Taean and Buyeo
Ceferino Valdez, Ambassador of Paraguay to Korea, loves Korea as much as Koreans do. His business card even has his Korean name, Park Dae-soo. Mr. Valdez has worked in Korea for nearly 14 years, the longest term ever since Paraguay and Korea established diplomatic ties in 1962. What makes Korea so attractive to him? Mr. Valdez says he was impressed by Korea's natural landscape and its dynamic society and people.
Whenever he has time, Mr. Valdez likes to travel around Korea. He says he is happy when he meets people while traveling. The most memorable place for him is Taean. When he just took office in December 2007, he visited Taean to help locals cope with the worst oil spill in Korea's history. Back then he didn't even know where Taean was; he just wanted to lend a helping hand along with some 1.2 million volunteers who did what they could to revive the sea. That was Mr. Valdez's first official duty in Korea. Now, he returns to Taean for the first time in six years. Have the efforts of so many people succeeded in breathing new life into the sea and the land?
Taean is also where Mr. Valdez met a young Korean who used to teach taekwondo in Paraguay as a volunteer. Now he is a P.E. teacher at an elementary school in his hometown of Buyeo. He organizes a trip to Buyeo for Mr. Valdez, who used to teach history back in Paraguay. Will Mr. Valdez's trip to this historic city help him learn about Korea's history and discover another charm?
주한 파라과이 대사의 태안 & 부여 여행
한국인만큼 한국을 사랑한다는 주한 파라과이 대사 Ceferino Valdez. 그의 명함에는 박대수라는 한국 이름이 새겨져 있을 정도로 한국에 대한 이해와 애정이 남다르다. Ceferino Valdez 대사가 한국에서 근무한지도 올해로 14년째가 됐다. 파라과이와 한국이 정식 수교를 맺은 1962년 이후로 가장 오랜 기간 한국에 머물고 있다. 과연 그의 마음을 사로잡은 한국의 매력은 무엇일까? 그는 한국의 자연과 역동성 그리고 이 모든 것을 이뤄낸 한국인들에게 감동 받았다고 이야기 한다.
그는 틈만 나면 한국의 지방을 두루 여행하는 것이 즐겁다고 한다. 특히 한국에 살면서 맺은 인연들과 만나는 시간이 행복하다고 한다. 그가 경험한 한국의 가장 인상 깊은 장소는 어딜까? 그는 주저하지 않고 태안을 꼽았다. 2007년 12월. 한국에 부임했던 첫 해, 그는 태안이 어디에 위치한지도 모른 체 무작정 달려갔다고 한다. 당시 태안 앞바다는 유조선 충돌로 13천kl의 원유가 유출돼 그야말로 재앙의 공간이었다. 그는 희망을 잃지 않은 123만 명의 봉사자들과 함께 태안 바다 살리기에 동참했다. 그것이 그가 한국에 부임한 후 첫 공식 임무였다. 이후에 한 번도 찾아보지 못했다는 태안. 이제 6년이 흐른 그 바다는 사람들의 희망처럼 생명의 땅으로 거듭났을까?
태안 바다를 둘러 본 대사가 다음으로 찾은 곳은 충남 부여다. 이곳에는 5년째 특별한 인연을 이어오고 있는 한국 청년이 살고 있다. 파라과이에서 태권도를 가르치는 봉사를 했던 한 청년은 이제 고향인 부여에서 초등학교 체육 선생님이 되었다. 한 때 역사교사이기도 했던 Ceferino Valdez 대사를 위해 청년은 부여 여행을 준비했다. 한 때 번성했던 한국의 왕조의 흔적이 남아있는 부여 역사기행. 이번 여행에서 또 어떤 새로운 추억을 쌓게 될까?
The White Lotus Pond of Hoesan
The White Lotus Pond of Hoesan, known as ‘Hoesan Baengnyeonji’ (회산백련지) in Korean, is the largest habitat of white lotus in Asia, covering an area of approximately 330,000 square meters in Bogyong-ri, Illo-eup, Muan-gun, Jeollanam-do Province. The white lotus flowers in this pond continuously blossom and fall from July until September. A lotus festival is held in August, when the flowers are at their peak. At the side of the road leading to the lotus festival grounds, there is an aquatic plants natural education site spanning an area of over 2,300 square meters.
Lotus blooming season: July – September
Located on the Yeongsangang Bicycle path in Jeollanam-do province
Episode 59: Summer Time In Korea!
Summer is here in South Korea and it's time to get ready for the humidity. It's that time of year again where you are best off finding air conditioning to beat the heat! In this episode of K-PoD, Scott, Adam, and Phil are back to discuss life in Korea during the SUMMER season. Each of the hosts will talk about their first summers in Korea, the weather, the pros and cons of summers in South Korea, and what you can expect spending a summer in Korea. They will also give you some of the SUMMER FESTIVALS you can find going on throughout South Korea. To end things up, K-PoD will also get into the work environment during the summer season in Korea.
It's the podcast dealing with the SUMMER TIME fun in Korea for this week's episode of K-PoD!
00:35 The change of the name of the podcast and why we changed it.
02:33 Adam tells us about his first summer here in South Korea.
03:42 Phil's first experience with summers in Korea.
04:25 Scott gives his first experience with the summer heat in Korea.
06:20 Korean weather in the Summer! Dealing with the humidity and the sticky!
09:00 Some of the pros with summer and the things we all enjoy about summers in Korea.
14:30 Cons of the summer and the things we don't like about the summer season here.
18:54 Summer FESTIVALS and things to do during the summer season in Korea.
30:25 Water parks and other places to check out in Korea.
34:40 Working conditions and the summer time environment that you can expect while working in Korea.
36:55 Go to drinks and food found here in Korea during the summer!
Links to Summer Festivals in Korea:
Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival: lotusfestival.kr
Sinchon Water Gun Festival: facebook.com/watergunfesta
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival:
Boryeong Mud Festival 2017:
Ansan Valley Rock Festival 2017:
Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival 2017:
Daegu International Bodypainting Festival 2017:
Muju Firefly Festival (무주 반딧불축제):
This show is recorded at: CK (Chef's Kitchen), Changwon
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