Boryeong Mud Festival (보령머드축제) AKA: Kid Day for Adults

Disclaimer: Originally posted on the SUNY New Paltz Study Abroad Student Blog Posts – a few edits may have been made.

This event was quite fun. I was expecting there to be only mud, and mud slides but there was a beach right next to the festival. I have been wanting to go to a beach in South Korea so this trip allowed me to kill two birds with one stone. The mud festival was quite small though. It cost ₩10,000 ($10) to enter so I could not expect a great amount of things for that price.

At the festival there was two slides, two big mud pools, one obstacle course, one couple obstacle course, one mud jail, and a pool to wash off. I really enjoyed the slides because it was fun to go down, getting to the top was difficult because there was someone else going on the blown up slide with you. It was kind of a competition to see who would get to the bottom faster, but the true competition was between you and each of the blown up attractions.

It was difficult getting through the obstacle course because everything was slippery. I could not walk properly and could not grasp on to items to make my way through.

In the mud pools there were little games to play that involved 20 people. The first was a hitting/slapping the palm game, this game has two players standing and facing each other, and essential you are hitting your opponents palms and trying to get them to fall . This was difficult because the floor was slippery, so you could have fallen on your own account. We also played the chicken game while in the mud pool. So we were split into two groups and there was the mom chicken and the rest on the line were chicks. If the other team’s mom chicken touches the end of the line of chicks we would lose. Sadly, I kept slipping and breaking our teams’ line so we all had a punishment, sitting in the middle and allowing the winners to splash mud on the losers. The last game was to group with the amount of people the announcer of the game would pick. Of course I lost in this also.

안녕, Viv

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