2 Canadians in Korea

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Changwon Sports Complex

There is a strech of road in Changwon that has 4-5 "stadium" buildings in a row. There is an olympic size swimming pool, a cycle racing dome track, an international racing track, an archery field, a gymnasian, a soccer field and a basketball stadium. We plan to go watch something at some point, but we haven't been able to find out when everything is playing yet.

This blog isn't really about the sports they play at these stadiums, but more about what they do with the parking lots when there is no event. No wasted space here in South Korea! The parking lot is used by hundreds of kids, teenagers and families as a place to rollerblade, bike around and whatever other toy they have that runs on wheels. You could rent everything you need and we were surprised at the variety of things they had. You could rent a morotorized kid size car, a go-cart for young kids, a full size pedal car for a family, roller blades, bikes, funny-looking skateboards and scooters to name a few.

For a country that spends so much time on education, we are surprised to see how many parks and other places there are for kids to play and have fun, considering the kids in Canada have so much time to play but they barely have the space to do it in, in comparison to here. This is why kids end up skateboarding in mall parking lots or churches or anywhere else they find the proper pavement and rails, which are mostly places they aren't wanted.

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