This was my first New Years Eve spent in Korea... and first time ever in a different country! I was so excited, I didn't know what was going to happen!! Many of the East Coast Koreans have sunrise festivals to watch Korea's first sunrise of the year.. which is such a novel idea! And some climb a mountain to watch the first sunrise as well... I was mostly tempted by this one, but I couldn't find a Korean who had done it (or willing to do it) or a foreigner that would go with me... so I had to ex that idea, unfortunately!!
BUT, instead I had dinner with a friend, some drinks/scrabble/Connect 4 (
It was AMAZING!!! Almost surreal.. and of course.. guess who didn't bring her camera?! I shouldn't even say of course, because I usually ALWAYS bring my camera, but I've been trying to not use it too much until I go to Cambodia/Vietnam... that poor baby has been through so much while backpacking, that even though it isn't very old, I'm very fearful for her life!
The countdown was done in Korean... I totally joined in, and only switched 2 numbers while counting backwards, and as the reached one... the awesome fireworks show began, and hundreds and HUNDREDS of people in the crowd began releasing balloons that had tags with wishes written on them attached.