Worrall Travel R's

Worrall Travel R's
Roz and Russ

Worrall Travel R's - Kicking the Bucket List

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We are the Worrall Travel R's Roz and Russ Worrall. Our goal before we "kick the bucket" is to see as much of the world as we are able, learn about world cultures, experience making friends around the world, and share goodwill and what we learn with others. WE HOPE YOU JOIN US VIA THE BLOG ON OUR TRAVELS.

We started our world travels in 1969 in VW camper van in the USA, Canada, and Europe, but didn't actively blog about our travels until 2009 aboard our sailing vessel SV Worrall Wind, a 44 ft Nauticat Ketch.  On September 5, 2009 we left San Francisco and took a left at the Golden Gate to Explore the World.

From to Sea to Land
After almost 4 years of cruising Mexico and the South Pacific, we sold our beloved boat in Australia, 2013. The Worrall Travel R's are continuing our travels around by many other means of conveyance -boats,trains, planes, sometimes camels, elephants, rickshaws, and hot air balloons.. 

Russ is a retired engineer, optometrist, professor from U.C. Berkeley. Roz is a retired computer programmer/analyst, educator, (teacher, administrator, professional developer). 

Our Mantra:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
~ Mark Twain

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Traveling from Daejeon to Gwangju via Jeonju and Jinan, WTRD 7 of 49

Jeonju - Hanok Village - Home of Royal Family Descendants - and Fun

Today's Itinerary:

Day 2 9/10 (Sun): Daejeon - Jeonju - Jinan - Gwangju (B,L,D) After breakfast, leave for Jeonju and visit Jeonju Hanok Village, with over 800 traditional Korean houses. After lunch at the local Jeonju Bibimbab restaurant, visit Tapsa Temple in Jinan, famous for the over 80 stone pagodas built by Lee Gapyong, a retired scholar. Then leave for Gwangju for your hotel check-in. Accommodation: Holiday Inn Gwangju or Similar (5-Star) 

Our journey today takes us through the mountains via many long tunnels.  There are over 2,000 tunnels in Korea to facilitate travel on roads in mountainous regions.  We arrive in Jeonju, and Hanok Village home to descendants of the royal family.  This town is very picturesque and a tourist attraction.
Short walls allows for little privacy but lots of conversation

Replicated Homestay Homes

A cement stream babbles along side the sidewalk.

A 500 year old Ginko Trees
When we first arrived, the town was relatively quiet, but in no time it filled with young and old alike. 

It was very much like a Disneyland without the rides.  Numerous shops rent traditional clothing, 

fun people movers, 

and serve-up all kinds of goodies to eat and drink.

We did visit a traditional wine making facility,

Paper cache (made from mulberry paper) figures depict the making of the wine.

No tasting in the morning.  Too bad, no taste, no buy.

a fan museum, 

Young girls play a game outside of the Fan Museum

and the residence of a descendant of the royal family.  Since the last of the reigning royalty, take over by Japan, liberation from Japan, and military government, Korea is now a democracy.  The royal family is no longer royal, however the descendants are still proud of their heritage.

Apparently this descendant likes to wear green robes.
We eat lunch as a group, say goodbye to Jeonju, and head out to Jinan.  Along the way, we take photos of Horse Ears Mountains.

We arrive in Jinan where the group takes a walk up to the Tapsa Temple through a street market.

Young woman pounding sticky rice to make rice cakes.


Deep fried Ginseng

Bye Bye Birdie.....Quail
Tapsa Temple and Stone Pagodas

After a wonderful Shabu dinner (vegetables, meat boiled in a broth at the table) plus buffet of many multi-national dishes in Gwangju, we retired to our Hotel for the evening.  It's been a another great day, not as tiring as the day before.  Tomorrow we prepare for a day of rain.

All is Well With the Worrall Travelers

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