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Boryeang Mud Festival.
« on: July 09, 2012, 07:10:10 pm »
Like every other waygookin on the peninsula (at least that's what it feels like  :laugh:), I'll be heading to the Boryeang Mud Festival for the first time this year. I was very lucky in that a friend offered me a place after someone else cancelled. So. What should I know about this festival? What should I bring, what should I do while there? (eat, buy, any advice you have!)

Should I bring a mobile phone to the actual festival or leave it at my accomodation? I was thinking about wrapping it in a plastic bag in my shorts or something.


Re: Boryeang Mud Festival.
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2012, 07:30:11 pm »
think daytona on spring break and that fits this festival perfectly, if its remotely valuable leave it at home

also be prepared for everything costing 20x its normal price


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Re: Boryeang Mud Festival.
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2012, 08:43:03 am »
Very helpful thanks.


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Re: Boryeang Mud Festival.
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2012, 10:35:09 am »
Do NOT bring your phone, even if it is wrapped in plastic.  There were too many phone casualties to count last year.  There are also lockers to put things in if you do want to bring some things from your accomodation but they do fill up fast so get in quick if you want one.


  • SBracken
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Re: Boryeang Mud Festival.
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2012, 11:16:06 am »
What's up in the shoe department? Do people go barefoot or are sandals a must?


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Re: Boryeang Mud Festival.
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2012, 01:17:56 pm »
I'd also like to hear some info; I'm going and wanted to take my camera - it's a standard point-and-shoot Fuji - and would only use it when I've got clean hands, otherwise keeping it in several plastic bags inside my backpack.


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Re: Boryeang Mud Festival.
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2012, 03:09:39 pm »
Bracken I would say flip flops. That's what I'll be going with. And shorts with zips in the pockets if I can find them.

What is meant by 'phone casualties'? Mud getting into the workings of the phone? I was hoping to get some footage of the festival :(


  • wahs
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Re: Boryeang Mud Festival.
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2012, 03:20:39 pm »
Emart has water proof cases for iphone (I'd imagine any phone should be fine in it) but you can use it for picture taking.  Also they have them for point in shoots.  20,000 for phone case and 30,000 for camera.  Good way if you want to take pictures and they have a string attached so you can wear it around your neck!


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Re: Boryeang Mud Festival.
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2012, 07:23:09 pm »
Anyone who has been there got any more advice? Leaving tomorrow, any other tips/things to do while down there/best places to eat would be great!! Any other waygookin heading down there tomorrow?


  • livzy
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Re: Boryeang Mud Festival.
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2012, 08:29:24 pm »
Anyone who has been there got any more advice? Leaving tomorrow, any other tips/things to do while down there/best places to eat would be great!! Any other waygookin heading down there tomorrow?

By the sounds of it (as it'll be my first time there too, this year) take what ever you can carry for sustenance. I'm not sure if this means from home or there are nearby-ish marts?


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Re: Boryeang Mud Festival.
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2012, 10:32:08 pm »
I hear that the speciality to eat at these festivals is clams. However, Boryeang is on the west coast, and I here there is a norovirus outbreak in the shellfish there. I would love to try some, but might stay away from them, don't want to get sick...


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Re: Boryeang Mud Festival.
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2012, 04:24:28 pm »
I hear that the speciality to eat at these festivals is clams. However, Boryeang is on the west coast, and I here there is a norovirus outbreak in the shellfish there. I would love to try some, but might stay away from them, don't want to get sick...

That's good advice, I like seafood a lot so thanks !
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