Sunday, December 14, 2008

Andong Mask Festival

Here's a belated report from an early October trip to Andong, Gyeongsang Province, a few hours southeast of Seoul. The area is famous for traditional Korean cuisine eaten to honor ancestors (heotjesabap, similar to bibimbap), an old Confucian academy, and Andong's annual mask festival. Matt Kelley and I joined throngs of festival goers on an uncharacteristically hot October weekend. Here are some photos from the festival. For more information about North Gyeongsang Province, visit Matt's "Discovering Korea" website.





4 comments:

Vic in Long Beach, CA said...

Abby, is that you in the second photo? And a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope your family is well!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Abby we met at the Peoria airport today, I was just checking out KBS and ran across your blog. How cool. Hope your trip back to Korea was o.k.

Abby Rhodes said...

Hey, Vic!

Yes, that's me. And that's Matt Kelley on the right.

Happy New Year to you, as well! I hope 2009 is a great one for you.

Abby

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