What could be better than beach partying and taking pictures all day!? Last weekend I went to Busan to film for Birds Korea and ended up at an awesome Indian color festival on the famous Haeundae Beach. I really like Busan. It has a lot of diversity since it's a port city, and the people are friendly. Everything seems to be tinted blue and this time around all the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. Haeundae is definitely worth a trip if you're in Korea... It's a tourist spot but it isn't too overwhelming, has great restaurants, an aquarium, constant events and, of course, the lovely clean yellow sand.
Holi basically celebrates the beginning of spring and wishes good luck for the new harvest. People throw colored powder and paint and dance like crazy. It is based on an old Hindu story about a demon king who became invincible and eventually arrogantly demanded that people start worshiping him instead of the gods. Based on what I gathered, his son tries to kill him, he tries to kill his son, and somebody gets burned alive. The story sounds morose, but this was probably the most fun party I have been to in Korea this year! I can't imagine what it's like in India.