Burning Korea – Regional Burn

Burning Korea - night the man burned

Burning Korea – night the man burned

Rachel, Quest, me, Jordan

Rachel, Quest, me, Jordan

My visa to work in Japan was for only 90 days, so I had to leave the country for a couple days to renew it. So what did I do? I called up one of my best friends Quest and his gf in Thailand and joined American ex-pat Rachel and we visited South Korea for a Burning Man regional burn on Chung Po Island, south of Seoul.

2nd degree burn!

2nd degree burn!

The best story from that weekend was by far getting a huge burn all over my body – I was the burning man! I saw a guy building a bonfire and I walked up to say thanks, and right as I did he was lighting the gasoline-drenched wood and it fireballed into my face. I immediately ran, jumped into sand, and rolled screaming. Quest and I spent the next 20 minutes convincing that we could bandage it ourselves and didn’t need to leave the event for a Korean hospital that was many many kilometers away.

So much art at the event

So much art at the event

The wound was fine after being treated and bandaged, and I had an amazing weekend painting, laughing, slacklining, and relaxing. The event was about half local Koreans – whom were hilarious in our experience – and about half foreign English teachers.

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