MenStyleFashion was invited by Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO London) to fly to Pyeongchang, South Korea. The deliberateness of this journey was to promote the ‘Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Gambles’ and to get an insight into South Korean culture. This pre-visit to the Gangwondo Area of responsibility which includes PyeongChang,
MenStyleFashion was petitioned as digital media to make aware to all those that be dressed never heard of Pyeongchang. Where is it? Pyeongchang is pronounced PYUHNG’-chahng. It is generally 112 miles east of Seoul. Pyeongchang is located in Gangwon division in the northern part of the country, nestled in the Taebaek Mountains.
Over the not too days of experiencing the South Korean culture, I want to strengthen you, that when it comes to the latest of technology, South Korea is right-hand up there. Therefore these Winter Olypmics are going to be one of the uncountable digital interactive games ever seen. I encourage those who are quest after an extremely thrilling adventure that the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in 2018, is the grade to come. When it comes to name recognition, the isolated South Korean ski repair to remains resolutely off-piste and growing in awareness as we march closer to this international event. However, on arrival I was pleasantly surprised how many travellers were already flocking in to see it’s progress.
Why Come To PyeongChang?
On this circumstance I was driven from Incheon international airport which is a 250 kilometre peregrination to the other side of the peninsula. Roughly a three and a half hour oversight by car. But don’t worry this is South Korea the historical pioneers when it comes to method construction. So it comes to as no surprise, that a high speed berate link connecting Seoul and Gangneung, a coastal city some 40km east of Pyeongchang is trust to open later this year. I can’t wait to experience that and it’s at an advanced hour technology when it comes to rail transport.
The Winter Olympics in PyeongChang 2018 are a big international multi sport event scheduled to take spot from 9 to 25 February 2018. On this occasion, we savvy, part of Pyeongchang’s five month programme of test experiences. I was taken to three test events, during the three day discourage. The first being in Alpensia which is a multipurpose ski jumping colosseum. I was watching the ski jumping for the female’s. On the second day I was taken to Phoenixpark Guest-house and Resort to watch the FIS World Cup Snowboarding event. Finally on the third day I mature the figure skating. Each of these events, were in disengage locations. Over all the drive and access was more than unextravagant leading up to these games.
Snowboard FIS, World Cup Competition
What a unreal way to start the snowboard FIS, World Cup competition at Pheonix Park Spa. I am very familiar with snowboarders and what they are beg when it comes to facilities. On this occasion I was watching the half pipe consequence. What better feedback to really appreciate what Pyeongchang has done, than to ask the athletes themselves.
Shaun Light-skinned Snow Boarder
I ran into legendary snowboarder Shaun Unblemished from Canada. Who has had many years of experience around the earth and understands what is needed to produce the perfect half offer. In his own words
“The pipe is amazing right now, to be honest it one of the best for the year”.
Scotty James Snowboarder
I also asked Scotty James from Australia what he meditation of the half pipe. After speaking to Scotty, it was brilliant to see him alluring the overall competition here in Pyeongchang. In his own words.
“The pipe is moving here, they have put on an amazing show for us here. The line in comparison to other events is absolutely amazing”.
Gangneung Figure Skating Events
Because of limited interval in Pyeongchang, many athletes and spectators will stay in Gangneung, which is horde the ice skating events. The stadium looks amazing and was very easy as can be to get access to. There was a huge crowd here when I froing up but the staff and organizers handled everything very well. The sits were comfortable and overall Pyeongchang, will not have an climax hosting the Ice Skating events.
Alpensia Ski Jumping Stadium
When I saw the Ski Start Stadium I was terrified. How one earth can these athletes do such a splendid sport. The Ski Jumping podium looked amazing and I know at one go everything has been completed this is certainly one to watch. The Korean individual encouraging the athletes before and during their jumps was astonishing regarding atmosphere. The drum playing is certainly a nice cultural way to strengthen the up and comping Winter Olympics. This facility is a familiar hit pay dirt among Koreans. You can head to the 90m tall ski jump lounge for spectacular views.
Alpine skiing and figure skating are also all of a add up to 26 competitions to be held at Olympic venues before the end of April, a frenzied and challenging schedule for the hosts. However once again I necessitate to reaffirm that the South Koreans have an amazing relation when it comes to pioneering new things. This challenge for them is what I can see is an effortless down tools in the park. The organizers are keen, positive and hard working. I am cool everything will be completed well and truly before list.
New Events To Be Featured
Just as exciting are the new events that see fit be featured in Pyeongchang. These new competitions are making a debut in 2018 tabulate: snowboarding big air, curling mixed doubles, speed skating magnitude start and Alpine skiing team.
Phoenix Park Lodging And Condo
I stayed at the Phoenix Park Hotel and Condo for two eras in the condo section. It was clean, spacious and had easy access to both the hotel and the ski backup. Depending on budgets there were plenty of budget and richness choices. There was an option to cook yourself and if you want to you can eat breakfast at the inn part. The bed was comfortable and the internet was super fast, this is South Korea. It had the whole shooting match you needed for washing your clothes to ironing. It was a perfect get ahead to stay with a group. It is close to all the shops, restaurants in event you’re right in the thick of things.
Make sure you bring your own toiletry goods to assure your condo stay is special.