Yeongjong-do Island

The eastern end of Yeongjong-do Island in #Inchon, #southkorea.

The ICN airport is on one end, and this park & #fishmarket is at the other. We’re staying at the Royal Emporium hotel tonight. My school booked a cheap hotel for us, which happened to be a brand new, beautiful place right on the #waterfront. One hour Ride on bus 203 from the airport. No foreigners, and lots of yummy cafes, Fish shops, Beer & chicken stops, etc. So much fresh Flounder, Lobsters, Shrimp, and crabs! The crowd is great & atmosphere is upbeat. You can also take the ferry to Wolmido from here!

Happy Dragon Boat Festival!

Happy Dragon Boat Festival!  Today in #China we are celebrating the Duanwu #端午 festival!  It’s been a Holiday here for more than 2000 years!

It celebrates the Famous #poet #quyuan. Devoted to #China 🇨🇳, he wrote beautiful poems about its history, nature, and people. When the invading Qin armies approached, he chose to drown himself rather than see his beloved country fall.  Although they sent out many #dragon boats to look for him, they could not save him in time. 
 So to commemorate his memory, every year they eat  #粽子 (aka Zongzi), a sticky #rice #treat wrapped in banana leaves. And the big cities send out Dragon #boats for big battles and races on the lakes and rivers! Cool!

Don’t Rock the Boat

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Floating and Boating

Arashiyama

Boating on the river of Arashiyama

Dragon Boats

Dragon Boat

 

I had the amazing opportunity to ride one of the famous dragon boats that floats across the man-made lake at the Beijing summer palace! So much fun!

Boating at Arashiyama (Part 2)

Arashiyama

Boating down the river at Arashiyama

Boating at Arashiyama

Arashiyama

Boats floating down the river at Arashiyama. One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen