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   This summer, my family and I visited Korea. While we were there, we decided to travel to an island called Baeknyeongdo and we stayed there for two nights and three days. 


   It was an interesting experience because I never got to live near the countryside. The island is not very developed so most of the people there just farm. Baeknyeongdo was one of the best islands I have ever been to. 


   First, it was used as the hiding place for the citizens that live in Korea if they get attacked by North Korea. It is also the closest place in Korea to North Korea. So just in case  North Korea attack us, they watch everyday on the top of a tower and analize about the war. About 75 percent of the island are the military soldiers. 


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   Second, the people there mostly grow crops. They also have all the farm animals such as pigs, goats, chickens and a lot of dogs. We went to one of my dad’s friend’s place and they had a ginormous backyard full of peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, pears, corn and a lot of others. 


   For dinner, they gave us the chicken they grew and for dessert, we had tomatoes and corn. The leftovers went to the dogs and I felt that they didn’t need to throw away any food or buy any. Lastly, Baeknyeongdo has amazing beaches and I have been to two of them. 


   The first one I have been to was made out of sand and mud and it was like hard ground. I heard that the beach was used as a runway for planes during the Korean war.   


   The second beach I have been to had rocks and no sand. We took our shoes off and walked on the rocks because it was supposed to be good for your blood flow. 


   The rocks were really smooth and round so I really wanted to take them for my turtle but apparantly it was illegal. After hanging out at the beach, we went back to our place. We had a big barbeque party with all of the seafood we caught on the boat that morning. 


   It was really good and fresh because we caught it ourselves just that morning. Even though I was itching to go back home and out of the island, I thought that it would be pretty cool to live at a place like this.     It is so busy in most of the cities we have no contact with nature. We just go to school and do homework. During our trip, we saw a lot of wild animals such as large rats and snakes. On the boat ride home, I got so seasick that I threw up in the bathroom. But it was really cool being on an island that wasn’t filled with so many people and everyone was so relaxed and enjoying their lives.