Holiday Inn Alpensia Pyeongcha
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Missing the trail turned into a major pain because I ended-up at the bottom of what may have been the world's longest carpet lift. No joke, I spent a good ten minutes on the lift and had to carry my board to ride it, which I really didn't want to do since I was getting pretty tired of undoing my bindings all of the time. I wasn't the only impatient person, and once we finally came in sight of the top, the Korean in front of me stepped off the carpet and ...
... were many restaurants but our driver brought us to a non famous one. However, it was quite a pleasant experience as the lady boss was very nice and friendly. The food was good too!
1350: Left Chuncheon.
1525: Toilet break.
1550: Left and continued on the road.
1625: Finally arrived at Holiday Inn Alpensia Pyeongchang Suites where we had booked two 2 King bed 1 ...
... a 'Korean style' room, i.e. one with no bed! while everyone else had double rooms. My room was in fact bigger than everyone else's and with no furniture except the dining table and kitchen stuff in (all the rooms were like small apartments) looked absolutely huge! I was also two floors above the others which meant a better view AND I couldn't hear the party still going on when I eventually went to bed! Since my bed was basically a duvet underneath me on the floor, ...
... came up to have lunch and pray at 10am every Sunday and we were welcome to join anytime! We chatted away in our broken languages and sipped on tea served in handmade ceramic cups. I then expected some sort of healthy, traditional snack to accompany the tea. Instead we were handed moonpies, an artificial marshmallow and chocolate cake that is a favorite amongst all Korean children. Moonpies? For real?! The younger monk spoke pretty ...
... up almost everytime! But thanks to Louis, I got through it!
The Korean tea ceremony was traditionally used to revere the spirit of revered persons or ancestors. All I could revere were the poor Koreans who had to go through this tedious process, and in the unbearable uncomfortable leg position they had to withstand for hours. There was the "Day Tea Rite" which was a common daytime ritual and a "Special Tea Rite" for specific occasions. ...
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