Sunday, September 18, 2005
Fortresses, Women, Stones and Heads...
We return to South Korea this evening, and to the Gochan fortress. According to ancient tradition, walking the kilometre or so around the fortress with a stone on your head is supposed to be a very good thing to do for women. If you walk around once, it cures pain in legs (which may or may not have been obtained by walking around a fortress with a stone on your head), if you walk around twice you lead a long and healthy life, and if you walk around three times and you'll go to heaven.
This is a fantastic example of enlisting the help of a local when Standing By Your Statue. I can’t vouch whether she attempted a few laps around the fortress, but I can confirm that Caitlin (middle) and SwissToni’s Mum (right) didn’t bother!