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The Eatyourkimchi Road Trip, Day 1

July 5, 2013

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*Trumpet Sound* BRR BRRR BR BRRRR! Introducing, the Eatyourkimchi Team Building Road Trip!

We’ve shot so many WANKs and FAPFAPs locally, but Korea offers a lot more than just Seoul and Bucheon. It’s about time we stepped out of our comfort zones and Wonderfully Adventured around Korea! This marks our first team road trip, and – guise – let us stress to you just how totally stoked we are about this video. We’re unsure if you’re gonna like it as much as we liked it, but we had so much freaking fun doing this all that we kinda want to make a regular show out of trips like this. We’d like to go out for a weekend, film a boatload of footage, and edit and air that over the course of a month. It can be like our own 1-Night-2-Days kinda show. Thoughts?

We filmed SOOOO much footage, though, and can’t put it all in one video. That’d make for far too long of a video. We chopped up Day 1 into two different videos, embedded in a playlist above. If you can’t view playlists, here’s part 2 of the video:

Our footage of Day 2 will be UNLEASHED next week. Unleashed, you hear? It’s like a Kpop video. Little did you know that YouTube keeps videos on leashes. It is our duty as YouTubers to take the leash off of those videos, and for Kpop news sites to report on them with ridiculous titles.

The area we went to is Gapyeong. It’s close to Nami Island – famous for Winter Sonata – and Chuncheon, the birthplace of Dak Galbi supposedly, and also famous for Makguksu, which we LURRRRRV. We stayed at the Four Seasons, and I HIGHLY doubt it has any connection to the actual Four Seasons franchise. Is it just a freak coincidence that the pension has that name, or were the pension owners like “Yeah! Four Seasons sounds like a great name. Let’s use that as well!” I know Korea likes to advertise its four distinct seasons – which – by the way, is malarky. Spring lasts two weeks. That’s not a season!

The Four Seasons pension was totally packed. Not a single room sat unused. We didn’t have the biggest of the rooms, but we didn’t have many options, either. Pension season is coming up, supposedly, and the cost of pensions go up in July. Our first day there, after we unpacked all of our gear and collapsed into Eatyourkimchi heaps, we tried booking another day, just so we could relax a bit, but everything was already booked. Balls! So we had to wake up at, like, 9AM to make breakfast and get ready for our 12PM checkout. GROSS! That’s what, like, normal people do! We usually go to sleep at 4 or 5AM and sleep in until past 12. Adjusting to normal people hours scares us.

Not all rooms were equal, either. Some of the rooms are smaller, just for couples. Some were bigger than that, like ours, meant for double dating. Beside us was a giant room, meant for larger groups of people, like schools or bigger companies. They had their own big outdoor grill and giant table which overlooked the scenery. Our grill was upstairs and in the corner by the cornfields. Not as pretty as the bigger group, but we were still happy to be out of the city and closer to nature, in a way. Our room also didn’t have a noraebang, which we’ll be sure to get for our next pension trip – if you like these videos, that is!

We thought for a bit about how the grass is always greener. Our studio’s right in Hongdae. We’re surrounded by buildings and stores and restaurants and clubs and schools and people and cars and tiny parking lots and crawling cars. Out in the countryside, we heard frogs screaming out “I JUST HAD SEX” in the middle of the night. The skies were so dark and unlit that we could barely see each other. We sat by the balcony and shared a bowl of cherries, then tried to see who could spit their pits out the farthest. We couldn’t see where they landed: we’d spit the pits and try to hear how far away they clicked on the road. That, for some of us, felt like what we wanted to do forever, surrounded by mountains and trees and water and barely any people.

For people living there, though, the trees and the hills are not as charming. The bustling energy of the city is far more interesting. I’m sure we’d feel the same way if we lived in the countryside for a while. We’re all meant to yearn for something different. We know some people are watching our videos and wishing they could live somewhere else, because where they are is so boring, and some will move here or elsewhere and enjoy the difference for a while. But then they’ll learn to miss their homes. We miss Canada. We miss Bucheon. We miss the Four Seasons. And if we ever live in another country, we’ll miss Korea. Ok I’ma stop being existential now. There’s just something jarring about the serenity outside of cities. Or it could be the fact that Monsoon Season has started now, and writing blog posts in gloomy and dark and rainy days changes the things you feel like writing about. I’m sure if it was sunny today I’d be like “SPUDGY WAS SO CUTE AND FUN ARRRGGGHHH”

Anyhow, that’s it for this week. Day 2 comes out next week. If you’re interested, we have a small teaser for it here as well:

Cool! Teasers for future episodes! That’s, like, so professional and TV-like, no? Well, if you’d rather see us be more un-professional, you can check out this week’s Blooper reel here below.

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  1. MORE!!! PLEASE THIS WAS AWESOME! I love it when the crew gets together c:

    3 years ago
  2. Noooooo! There are mayflies in Korea too?!

    3 years ago
  3. I loved this so much, and would really like to see more of these videos. I liked how you split this into two parts and the whole trip is split into another big part so that it doesn’t become one whole long footage.

    It was so fun to see you do something different, the exploring part at the beginning so was awesome and a great idea. I think you should definitely so more of these trips you had fun and you got a chance to really explore other parts of korea and we will definitely enjoy it.

    I cannot wait for next week, looking forward to the second part of the trip

    3 years ago
  4. Great video. Looking forward to the unveiling of “Day 2”. The teaser was a nice touch.

    3 years ago
  5. These videos are awesome! It’s really nice to watch and share the experience of your exciting travels :D Thank you! I laughed so much at the drinking games, haha
    It’s also so true what you wrote in the last paragraph; wherever we explore stays with us, and things might not always be as they seem. There is so much out there to discover, and we’ll all find places that we love and maybe don’t want to leave.
    I’m visiting Korea in October for the first time, arriving in Seoul then travelling to Busan for a few days. I’m really excited!
    Thank you for the wonderful videos you make :)

    3 years ago
  6. Yes! You should go for more road trips in the future :D MOAR, I say! Road trips are super fun.

    As for the blog post – even though I’ve always been living in a small town (it’s not really a countryside, but almost) I never got bored with it, I just love nature too much. Funny how you mentioned frogs, I’m migrating between my hometown and the city where I study and in summer when I’m coming back to my hometown the first thing that makes me feel home again when I’m walking from the bus stop is the sound of frogs instead of traffic noise.

    3 years ago
  7. Ah man, this is so cool! I really love seeing all your footage of South Korea. For some reason this video makes it seem more real to me.. I don’t know how to explain it! It makes me really, really want to travel and visit, even more than before. Plus it’s so much fun to see you guys so happy and having a great time. I think it would be AWESOME if you took little trips like this around South Korea. Ah, man. So much fun! :D

    3 years ago
  8. An EYK version of 1N2D?! That would be wonderful!!! This video was awesome, always love seeing the whole crew interacting ;) Definitely do more of these if you can!

    3 years ago
  9. Oh how I wish my bosses would organise this kind of team building trip :D

    3 years ago
  10. This was so awesome and fun! I’d love to see more of this stuff. I love watching Korean shows that are like 1 Night 2 Days! It’s very entertaining to watch!

    3 years ago
  11. That was amazing! Really loved it! Can’t await for the next part to be UNLEASHED. :’D

    3 years ago
  12. BTW I love the previews!! ^0^ Very TV-like! :D You’re totally right!

    3 years ago
  13. This is such a fun wank! I would love to see more road trips like this!! Did Meemers stay with a friend?

    I would so win at not using my right hand since I’m left-handed haha.

    3 years ago
  14. Simon said, “I’m not good with… (mumbles about left-handedness)… ” Drink again!

    3 years ago
  15. Simon said “I failed a class.” Drink up Simon! ^_^

    3 years ago
  16. I remember the: “lazy because I am lazy” ooh Park Kyung… I hope they’ll come back soon (: I’ve heard someweher in october or september. Anyway. I loved this WANK. Thank you very much <3

    3 years ago
  17. Oh this is so fun to watch :) I really like that this WANK is long ‘couse I can get to feel the place more :)
    You should definitely do more Team Trip WANKs. It would be an awesome regular show :)

    3 years ago
  18. Loved hearing Racket playing! I love Glen Check. :D

    3 years ago
  19. This video is awesome!!! I love the whole road trip aspect. It shows something different to do while in South Korea. Plus you guys playing the drinking game is hilarious. “Simon says” lol!! I’d like to see more videos like this. :)

    3 years ago
  20. that was a fu~n watch!!

    3 years ago
  21. Ahh this is awesome! Kinda reminds me of the narrowish streets we have here in St. John’s. Martina, how different is driving the highways in Korea compared to the TCH?

    3 years ago
  22. All of that time in a car and no rolling down your sexy windows!? Guise! We need your sexy windows!

    3 years ago
  23. Ray

    i know a lot of people might say this but i love Soo Zee

    she is beautiful OMG… *-*

    3 years ago
  24. I like trips to cottages and to other not familiar places in the summer so this was fun to watch! ^^ (That exploring part totally reminded me of a school I stayed the night at with my friends which had a tv room and a pool etc. and we basically did what you did, explored everything lol) I almost got the same feeling while watching as being on a trip myself. But now I really wanna take a trip with my friends too~

    3 years ago
  25. This video was seriously the best. PLEEEEASE continue making videos like this. It’s so fun to see you guise go relax and have fun. I feel like I’m exploring with you! I’m a sucker for road trips! How did Martina drive in Korea legally? Because I would totally truck around Korea if I could.

    also PS Leigh I also played Never Have I Ever at 6th grade sleepovers
    PPS I still play it in college

    3 years ago
  26. I. am. so. JELLLLLYYYYY!

    3 years ago
  27. I loved it! And you should make the videos even longer :) Can’t wait for next week
    1N2D is actually my most fav korean show…..

    3 years ago
  28. wow, this was so much fun! Now i am craving to do this with my friends and get plastered.

    3 years ago
  29. This video was so much to watch. I’m really looking forward to part 2 and more videos like this :D It is so nice seeing all of you together having fun :)

    3 years ago
  30. It’s always wonderful to get out of the city and adventure around new places. Even though you guys were working making the video you got to get away, relax and have fun as a team. I loved seeing the green hills of Korea. I like the idea of you going out and doing more of these videos. :)

    3 years ago
  31. Nice manner legs, Simon!

    3 years ago
  32. Suzy don’t talk about your spare panties please XD … Leigh is a natural at vlogging… SiMar it’s kinda boring to watch you eat instant ramyun but i like that you continue introducing new cool music to us even in this format (Glen Check) – many people watch you cos you introduce good music to us so it totally makes sense if you continue doing it in your “non music-related” vids… i don’t watch much of those but if you used new songs for the soundtrack (and label them so we can find them online later if we like them) i would! <3

    3 years ago
  33. Mmmm, I saw Shin Ramyun Black… my favorite ramyun so far! :D

    3 years ago
    • It was on sale! *fist pump to the sky* we totally ate that later on drunk and with cheese. :P

      3 years ago
      • I’ve never had it with cheese… that sounds dangerous :p Although we put brats in ours sometimes :) I’ve made Tteokbokki with cheese though.

        Soooo jealous of the sale, each package is a little bit under $2 each if I buy them in packs of 18 or 24. Totally worth it though… if I feel like junk in the morning it always perks me up.

        3 years ago
  34. I wish i could go on a road trip with you guys! It looks so fun ._.

    3 years ago
  35. I loved this video, I’d love to see more like this!

    3 years ago
  36. That was so fun! Looking forward to the next Day XD

    3 years ago
  37. Also Simon’s face made me cackle maniacally. Like, literally cackle.

    SUPER. DUPER. GRUMPY.

    3 years ago
  38. Lmao…… omo….poor poor Leigh having to play with that torture device on her face XD

    3 years ago
  39. “Wonderful Adventure Now…” then the video just stops loading. So frustrating! I’ll try again tomorrow. Anyways, I’m glad you guise had a good time and got to relax out of Seoul, lulled by horny frogs who probably inspired your latest TL;DR. Rest well guise!

    3 years ago
  40. Yay, thank you for showing more of Korea :D you’re the best!

    3 years ago
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