At long last, signs of spring are surfacing here in Asia. This weekend we visited Yeouido Park in Seoul for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Not all the trees were in bloom, but it was the first truly gorgeous day, one of 60 degrees and cloudless blue skies. We spent the afternoon in the park, lounging and reading over a picnic lunch.
|Kyle and Paige enjoying the warmth with some good books|
I also snapped some photos of random Koreans to give you a feel for the fashion trends over here.
|The plaid pants caught me trying to sneak photos. Men definitely wear tighter pants over here. Also, New Balance and Nike are the more popular brands of shoe. The tennis shoes are usually donned in bright, neon colors.|
|A few budding pop stars practicing dance moves in their skinny jeans and white tees. Their hairstyles are always perfectly coiffed.|
|Women are more scandalous from the waist down: short skits, high heels, teeny shorts, or tight pants. However, from the waist up, females show little-to-no skin.|
|A couple of women in their skimpy skirts and tights paired with a nice set of heels.|
|Chuck Taylors are worn in Korea, too. Here's a shot of some more fashion and cherry blossoms.|
|A few of the city about halfway up the mountain.|
|A fancy, but overdone rest stop along the hike. You can tell by the attire, the entire path was paved.|
|If the hike isn't enough of a workout, why not stop for some weight lifting?|
|A collection of locks and notes|
|Seoul, South Korea|
|Seoul Tower lit up in the night sky|