Jangheung Water Festival

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This past weekend we headed to Jangheung the rural city where our friend Amy (who was in our wedding!) lives. She is wrapping up her year in Korea so it was fun to visit the tiny little city one more time.  The first time we visited Jangheung was in April when we first got to Korea. It was spring weather and the town seemed as if it hadn’t yet come out of it’s winter shell.

This time the small little city was BOOMING! With water, water, water galore! This past weekend July 26th Jangheung celebrated it’s water festival. What water festival wouldn’t be complete without bare handed fish catching, the biggest water fight EVER (complete with techno music and fire truck hoses)… sand wrestling, pools, river kayaks, fountains, and zorbs on water. Oh, and not to mention Koreans dressed in costumes! The food was AMAZING. I had Turkish food/ ice cream, Tom had a giant hot dog, and we shared this delicious banana crepe rolled into a little pot sticker type thing. They had food from all over the world!

We had a great time staying cool AND it was free. So that was awesome.

Take a look:

Where the water fight took place!

Where the water fight took place!

post water fight. Drenched and HAPPY!

Post water fight. Drenched and HAPPY!

It was SO HOT!

It was SO HOT!

Fishing in the river- With NETS and hands!

Fishing in the river- With NETS and hands!

From river-to net- to box!

From river-to net- to box! Tom thought about trying it until we saw EELS in the nets. ICK!

Your guess is as good as mine...

Your guess is as good as mine…

Little pools set up all over to keep cool.

Little pools set up all over to keep cool.

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The view from the bridge. Tom and DJ walking along the foot massage path, Korean sand wrestling, Amy/Tom/ Me     :p

The view from the bridge. Tom and DJ walking along the foot massage path, Korean sand wrestling, Amy/Tom/ Me :p

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About Elicia Shepard

I'm unique just like you. I've learned every person has a story which makes us who we are. One minute I am here..then I am gone. Discovering unknown places and people is an addiction I am proud of and will be an endless journey of mine. Smiling is not a pastime it's what I do. I live for moments that take my breath away. Falling in love is the greatest feeling-and the biggest risk. I thrive off of risks.Challenges. Adrenaline rushes. Making others smile. Art is all around and in ourselves. I love taking an unknown path not knowing where it'll lead. Mystery is beautiful. Compassion, kindness, and love- things I will always strive for. Know what you believe in. Stand up for it. Never be afraid to feel. Time waits for no one.Ever. Children inspire me. God fires me. Happiness is being with those you love.I am really blessed. I think God is love and forgiveness and I think he wants us to be good people and love EVERYONE. Figure out who you are and what that means to you-It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself (and you deserve it.) Live frugally on surprise. Breathe. Be who you are. Be an outcast...If you wanna find me I will be where the wind blows...Wherever that may take me.

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