Spring has arrived officially in Toronto and with the wind chill today it felt more like the dead of winter. I heard that this time last year it was 26 degrees celsius in the city and that people were in shorts and t-shirts. I wouldn’t know since I was in Korea for the last two springs. It did get me all nostalgic though, memories of warm weather and pink cherry blossom trees in full bloom.
In the spring of 2012 I had the opportunity to leave Seoul for the weekend with several friends and head down to Gyeongju, a coastal city in the far southeastern corner of North Gyeongsang province and capitol of the ancient Silla Kingdon (57 BC – 935 AD). We stayed at a local hostel for two days and rented bikes to tour the town. We also did some hiking in the surrounding hills. I thought I would share some pictures from that memorable weekend in Gyeongju and the amazing Cherry Blossom Festival. I hope you enjoy. ^_^