Attend the only festival in the world that can leave you with healthier, younger and more beautiful skin. If that is not enough of an incentive, consider that being part of an international festival is just plain exciting!
Spanish people throw tomatoes at each other at their annual Tomato Festival. India has Holi, the colored powder festival, and South Korea is not without its festivals as well. Visiting a country with the purpose of participating in an annual festival could appease travelers with an adventurous and playful spirit.
The world famous Mud Festival began in Boryeong, Korea in 1998. What initially started as a marketing scheme for a cosmetics company, instantly transformed into something more. Thousands of foreigners from around the world and Koreans flock to this annual fiasco to douse themselves in mineral rich mud which is alleged to have wonderful properties for the skin.
There are mud pools, mud wrestling opportunities, parades and much more festivities aimed at dragging the inner child out the most uptight adults. Furthermore, the festival is good clean fun that whole families can enjoy together.
The 2012 Mud Festival is being held from July 14, 2012 to July 24, 2012. Airfare from Los Angeles is expected to decrease in the weeks to come, however, you will want to book transportation and accommodations to and from the festival months in advance. For more information, or directions to Boryeong, see the Official Site of Korean Tourism.