Outside Buseok Temple

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Korean temples are amazing, beautiful places with vibrant historical and cultural significance.  But my favorite part of visiting one (in addition to the fish cakes and booze!) are the women who set up shop on the path leading up to the temples (which are almost always established at the top of a mountain).

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There are tons of apple orchards in the Yeongju area, obviously, but the other produce is always amazing.  Even my Korean friends didn’t recognize about half of the mushrooms, roots, nuts, barks, and tea leaves on display.  The women at the stalls were happy to explain and give us free samples of everything.

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I think these are dandelion greens.  And the apples we bought were easily the best I’ve ever tasted.

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