South Korea has four distinct seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Right now we are in the middle of the summer with temperatures soaring up to 30 C or 86 F, though the humidity makes it feel way hotter. There are also quite a few days when we suddenly get thunder showers with heavy rains, so it is quite wise to carry your umbrella along with you. Anyway, here is my personal favorite for the best method to beat the summer heat.
The water fountains made by the Seoul Metropolitan Government that are found all over the city . It has been a few months since this one in Nakseongdae 낙성대 opened up, but today was the first time my parents let me play in the water. We had gone fully equipped with a towel and an extra set of clothes for me to change into afterwards.
At first, I was a bit hesitant and watched the bigger kids having all the fun. Most of them were with their dads, as it was the weekend.
Then I decided to test the waters, so to speak and ventured in ever so cautiously.
I took one cautious step…
and then I was off and running…
After that, there was no stopping me. I couldn’t believe my luck that my parents let me get all drenched in the water.
There were also some people simply sitting around and watching, coz it is a sure-fire(pun intended) stress buster to watch kids and also some grown ups running around wild in the water fountains.
At one point my dad told me it was enough and tried to drag me away, but I was having way too much fun to quit just then.
So I decided to run off and play some more.
I got thoroughly soaked to my skin and had an absolute blast.
But as they say, all good things must come to an end, so it was turned off later and although everyone else left, I was the last one standing.
I was quite perplexed where all the water had vanished to and this is my surprised expression. However, I am sure I can somehow convince my parents to take me there again and like I said before, be sure to try running in the water fountains once, coz it sure is great fun.