Monday, March 22, 2010
Alrighttttttt, last Saturday was AWESOME! The local magazine, Daegu Pockets, sets up trips for foreigners and Koreans alike. It's a good opportunity to meet new people that work in your city, and make Korea friends (switch that around if you are Korean). This month they set up an awesome trip to the bull fights and a wine tunnel. The wine tunnel is literally a tunnel owned by a place that makes their own wine. You can call it a vineyard possibly, but the undergroundness of it all confuses me. Anyway, about 150ish people met up and took 4 buses (which I was the captain of bus B, sweet bus. Also got me free lunch and dinner!), and hit up the wine tunnel for some much appreciated tasting. I'm not a white wine fan, but this persimmon wine was decently tasty. However, I didn't buy a bottle. We were there for about an hour 1/2, after the hour they cut us off because we were drinking their whole stock.
After we took a short ride to the bull fights. It's not like a Spanish bull fight where there is a Matador. It is two bulls fighting with each other. Before you go all PETA on me for enjoying the shit out of this day, you need to remember that bulls do this in the wild all the time. It's innate. If they are going to be in captivity at least they get to exert their dominance like beasts should. And oh boy did they exert. THEY DO NOT KILL THE LOSER, NOR DO THEY DIE IN THE RING. I don't think they even served beef at the stadium. I've posted a video so you can see. It's very exciting.
So instead of sitting here and writing out how the matches work, just watch. After was also very cool because they had karaoke on the bus ride back. Well at least it was cool for me and a couple of others, I don't know how the rest of the people felt. And I don't care.
Cheers guys. And as always, thanks for reading (and more thanks for comments).
P.S- SORRY but I can't get the video of the bullfights up just yet. Youtube isn't letting me. But I'll keep trying. Check back!