Saturday, May 7, 2011

bun festival, cheung chau, hong kong

every year on buddha's birthday,
people gather to celebrate.
in cheung chau a festival of buns is held,
good health and protection it commemorates.

make buns, sell buns, race for buns, eat buns,
that is what the locals would have you do.
join in their party and local culture,
while admiring bun towers made from bamboo.

touring the island

the harbour

fish for sale

they'll even cut it for you!

towers of buns from behind

towers of buns from front


matt was working on his lion impression...almost there...


more buns

buns for sale

eating our bun


Sunday, May 1, 2011

seoul, south korea (2)

for our last evening in seoul we went back to our favorite stream,
on the way we ran into protesters making quite a scene.
in order to escape we walked with them for a bit,
and saw throngs of riot police ready for hit.
doughnuts and yummy treats were found along the way,
combined with music and art, it made a perfect day.

walking with protesters

a japanese favorite

she was our favorite pancake lady!

changdeokgung palace, seoul, south korea

another palace in the heart of seoul,
with a secret garden in which you may stroll.
a pleasant way to spend a sunday afternoon,
as our time in seoul will end very soon.