Great facts about South Korea - there's more here than taekwondo!
Our South Korea trip was an amazing experience.
We were on a taekwondo tour. Which meant we really mixed with the Korean people.
We visited towns and rural areas. We met children and adults. And we were welcomed into people's homes.
We had a brilliant time!
And we learned our facts about South Korea first hand.
South Korea is a beautiful country full of beautiful people
Korea is a beautiful country.
And it's full of surprises.
We've put together a couple of pages of our favorite images of South Korea.
We hope you enjoy them.
South Korea is a very young country
One of the interesting facts about South Korea is that it's a young country. It's only been a separate nation since 1945.
That's not even 70 years!
And yet since 1945 South Korea has seen spectacular economic growth.
South Korea's flag is bright and colorful with deep meaning
The South Korean Flag is bright.
With deep meaning.
And South Koreans are quite rightly very proud of it.
South Korean food is fabulous!
The South Korean diet is delicious.
And good for you!
South Koreans eat lots of rice, noddles and vegetables.
With small amounts of meat.
The emphasis is on fresh, healthy food.
With lots of flavour.
We loved it!
A visit to a Korean bath house is bliss
Time spent chilling out in a Korean Bath house is an absolute must do on any South Korean trip.
We loved our visits. Especially as we had aching, sore muscles from taekwondo training.
Korean bath houses are luxurious. Relaxing. And cheap.
South Korean art is quirky and fun
South Korean art was an interesting and pleasant surprise.
We had no idea it was so good!
We especially loved the street sculptures.
And the comic martial arts performance 'Jump'.
Education is the key to South Korea's economic boom
One of the facts about South Korea is that education is the key to her post-war success.
South Koreans have spent lots of money on education.
And the people have worked hard to make use of their education.
We were lucky to spend time at 2 universities on our tour.