Driving for an hour heading east of the Korean peninsula, and into Gyeonggi Province's Gapyeong County, my colleagues and I stumbled into the Cheongpyeong Lake, which is much like Lake Placid without the monster crocodile. Hahaha!
But even with the monsoon rains trying to spoil what's left of the summer, we stopped at a river resort inappropriately named, Maison de Bali, which would make one think of the open sea. Instead, it was a lake where we had to make do with the boat rides, food and singing overnight.
The banana boat and fly fish boat rides were fun as the speed boat driver naughtily snagged the banana boat during the ride to force the occupants into the cold river. Even more fun as I caught on video the girls' banana boat ride as they fell off into the river screaming! Nobody was brave enough to try to water ski though. The brown, murky waters were discouraging, not to mention the embarrassment if you fall.
And dinner was tempting and diet-ruining. With all the meat, chicken and pork grilled right before you, who can resist? And everyone else was delirious with all the drinking. And of course, the morning after saw lots of hangover.
Oh well. Though not Bali, the Moonsoon de Bali, er, rather Maison de Bali experience was better than a boring summer weekend.