October 2nd 2007 - Silke
October 2nd 2007
Silke and new neighbours - Pauline and Stewart
A little late, but we have our reasons ... ! We have been busy having visitors, so I hope we will be excused.
The week started with three holidays which was spent with friends, at the pool and baking. It was really nice to have time for ourselves and, at least for me, great to be able to relax completely. Thursday we picked up our neighbor from Sweden, Silke, and her sister from the airport. 2nd time lucky as we had been at the airport the day before as well due to some mix-up of dates ! After a few days of recovery from the flight, we got ready for a weekend of action. Unfortunately I had to work until noon Saturday, so we got a bit of a late start. Still, we were able to fit in a visit to the tombs in Gyeong-Ju and Bulguksa Temple. Sunday was even busier ... We managed to fit 3 sights into our schedule as we went to Seongnamsa Temple, Paraeso Waterfall and Tongdosa Temple. It's all too much to tell in words, so I'll let the photos speak for themselves ...
Empezamos la semana con 3 dias libres lo cual fue bastante agradable para Peder ...para mi siempre es feriado ! Fuimos a la piscina, hicimos empanadas y comidas y salidas con amigos. Lo pasamos bien y Peder aprovecho de descansar despues de una semana bien larga incluyendo sabado y domingo trabajando !
Silke y su hermana vinieron a vernos unos dias, asique aprovechamos de llevarlas a la mayor cantidad de partes posibles en 5 dias, hoy martes partieron a Seul hasta el viernes. A ver quien sera el proximo valiente en visitarnos !!!!!
We missed Chile's independence day but we were not going to miss the empanadas. We spent one whole afternoon cooking, but it was all worth it !
Aqui una foto de Peder y las empanaditas que estubo haciendo todo el dia. Estaban riquisimas ! buen cocinero mi marido ...el Mejor !
Our new neighbors, Pauline and Stuart have been good at keeping our spirit up. Monday we were invited for an excellent dinner at their place.
Aqui con nuestros vecinos Pauline y Stuart. Ellos viven en el mismo condominio nuestro , en el edificio del lado , asique lo pasamos super bien con ellos.
Peo is at this point in time still happily unaware that visitors soon will invade her room !
Peo disfrutando de su pieza sin saber que las visitas llegan pronto y le quitan su cama ! Que lujo , Peo con cama de 2 plazas !
Aqui encontramos a Peo en el bolso de la piscina metida durmiendo !
Paula, Silke and Berit at the tombs in Gyeong-Ju. This photo is taken outside the main park, where the tombs are about double size.
Aqui estamos en un paseo a Gyeong-Ju.
Silke at Bulguksa Temple
Silke en el templo de Bulguksa.
The girls drinking soyu - the Korean schnapps. You can tell they are enjoying it !
Aqui estamos haciendolas probar a Silke y Berit Soyu ,que seria como el pisco de los coreanos.
Silke and a typical Korean dog. They come in purple, pink, blue, green and yellow ! Sometimes they wear socks when they leave home, though you mostly see them being carried everywhere.
Aqui pintan las orejas y las colas de los perros chicos de colores , aqui tenemos uno en tono Morado !
The colors of the roofs in Seongnamsa Temple are spectacular.
Los colores de los techos en los templos son espectaculares !
Paula valiantly fighting her vertigo ... on the way to Paraeso waterfall.
Aqui bajando para ver la cascada Paraeso ...bien empinadita la escalera !
The waterfall was beautiful as always.
Aqui la cascada Paraeso .
Paula and me at the entrance to Tongdosa Temple.
Aqui en el templo de Tongdosa , uno de los mas importantes en Corea.
A few remains of Buddha are supposedly stored here.
Aqui se dije hay enterrados partes del cuerpo de Buddha.
On the way to Tongdosa we came across the first cemetery we have seen here in Korea. It was enormous ! This is only half of it (everything which is not forest is cemetery).
Aqui vimos nuestro primer cementerio . Los cerros estan cubiertos de pequeñas tumbas, era impresionante ver tantas juntas !