Sunday, May 29, 2011

Seoul Grand Park

Today we visited Seoul Grand Park with two other couples. The weather has been beautiful and today was HOT! (I have an unfortunate sunburn to prove it!) Despite the heat we had a really fun time talking around, seeing all the animals and admiring the beautiful background of Seoul.
Seoul Grand Park is the 10th largest zoo in the world. The zoo houses over 3,400 animals from over 340 various species. There is also a rose garden, a children's zoo and a nearby amusement park here. Here are some pictures from our day:

This is near the entrance to the park. Koreans LOVE hiking and now that the weather is nicer hikers are EVERYWHERE!


More hikers!

Monkey area

More play area for the monkeys

Jackass Penguin

Many signs in Korea are worth laughing over. One of my favorites is that whenever a new store opens the signs always say "Grand Open" not "Grand OpenING". I am pretty sure this sign means "Don't feed the animals". :)

The picture looks like this sign means "Don't feed the animals" but I guess it means "Just a moment please" Strange!

This is a tram that we took from the back side of the park back to the entrance. We were thankful for this ride. The park was much bigger than we expected and we walked quite a bit. It was nice to relax for a few minutes and enjoy the scenery.

It's easy to think of Seoul as just city (which it mostly is) but the green hillsides are beautiful.

What a fun day! We have spent the rest of our afternoon relaxing around the house and watching some movies. Josh has the next few days off work for Memorial Day, but I'll be working. Boo! Tomorrow we are having a large May Festival with the kinders and their parents. The kids have been working on some songs, memorizing books to present and we have certificates for all the kids to recognize their hard work and improvement. I am the MC, but it should be a fun time. The kids are always excited when their parents come to school so it will be nice to show the parents what we have been working on. I'll be sure to post pictures.

1 comment:

  1. wow those translations on the signs are funny! In a graduate course I took last term based on the English language, my professor showed us slides of Japanese signs translated into English and how completely incorrect it was! That's just crazy that it doesn't translate better.