I first visited Korea as an adult in January of 2001. At the time, it was the coldest winter Korea had in about 30 years. Having only lived in Texas and California, I was completely shell-shocked, to say the least, by the cold weather. I also spent most of the winter deathly ill with one cold or flu spell after another. Still, there were a few moments when I was able to enjoy the winter scene and marvel at its beauty. Among the novel sights? Snowmen!