I’ve been looking forward to the end of spring for one reason: lots of beach time (and the sandcastles that come with it). Call me snobby, but I wasn’t expecting the beaches in South Korea to be quite as beautiful as they are.
When my friend Lauren (who originally came to Korea with me) told me about the smaller city of Busan, I’d been enticed by the idea of being near the water. I just didn’t put it on the pedestal I may have conjured if we’d been talking about Thailand or Cambodia.
Then, spring hit. The weather was finally warm enough to commence weekend vacation season. From flower festivals to seaside temples, I already knew that this would be the best part of my year in Korea, and so far it has definitely been a highlight.
With a three day weekend at our grasps, we knew it was time to make a girls trip happen. So, for the first time this year, we filled up our backpacks with summer clothes and beach towels (the amount of internal squeals this induced were too many to count).
That’s not what this post is about, though. As amazing and relaxing as this trip was for the food, the drinks, the company… there’s one thing that really blew me away. We stumbled on these amazing pieces of art on the beach. They were sandcastles, and trees, and the 3D version of fairy tales sculpted in the sand.
I chatted with the artist and sculptor behind the Alice and Wonderland masterpiece who informed me that the theme of the sand festival was “Fairy Tales.” Seeing them come together, little by little, was magical and enchanting… everything that a fairy tale should be.
Alice in Wonderland
James and the Giant Peach
Hansel and Gretel
The Wizard of Oz
Which one is your favorite ?
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