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Visiting my Grandma — Chooksan, South Korea

So, I am the WORST granddaughter ever!

It took me forever to go visit my grandma. I went to visit her the week before Lunar New Years. Which means, I had been in Korea for 6 months.. Yes, I was in Korea for 6 months before visiting my grandma. I felt soo bad, but with my work schedule it was difficult.

Thankfully, one of my coworkers, June, went with me. We rented a car and she drove the whole way (I can’t drive in Korea). It was about a 6 hour car ride.

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We reached my grandmas town! Do you see the giant crab?

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My grandma (and uncle and aunt) live in a small town known for fishing.

Everytime I go to my grandmas house, I cry. It’s really weird. My eyes just start tearing up and I cry. When she visits the states, I don’t cry. But when I go visit her, I just start bawling! I don’t know why, tears just start coming out of my eyes.

Here’s a picture of my aunt, me and my grandma. If you look closely my eyes are red and I’m tearing. (it’s really weird!)

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We got to Chooksan around dinner time. So for Dinner and breakfast the next morning, we had crab!!!!!

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My grandma is really good at crackign the leg and pulling the meat out! She does it faster than you can eat it. And she was doing it for the two of us! When my sister went to visit my grandma during her time in Korea, she told me this, and I was thinking no way. And then I get there, and it’s soo true! I’m good at getting the meat off crab now, my grandma showed me!

and then she mixed rice in the shell with some of the meat.

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So I couldn’t stay and my grandmas for very long. We got there saturday night, and then had to leave sunday morning, so that we could get back in time sunday night to return the rental car.

My grandma, uncle, and aunt took us around the town.

This first area is known for whales.

A Boat shaped bathroom!

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And then my uncle took us to where they have windmills. And showed us the lights along the way.

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So my aunt was telling us that the governor? I don’t know political terms in Korea, but the person in charge of that area is very big on lights. So there were lights everywhere!!

Crab lights.. You can’t see the pathway, but it goes down to the sea.

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Windmill(s). It was super cold and dark, so we couldn’t get too close. (I came here a few years back and it’s was breathtaking!)

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Fish lights!

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We left late sunday morning, and decided to take the scenic route back.

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Squid drying on the street!

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That’s it. I wish I got to spend more time with my grandma, and I wish I could have visited her sooner.:)

xoxo

Chrissy Kim

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  • Kimi - Awww..I love all of these..I got to visit thru you! I started tearing up when I saw the picture of you tearing up! :'(

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