WATCH From Langley to PyeongChang: Men’s curling and Olympic amenities

Langley’s Kevin Kim took a trip to the beach with family while visiting Korea and the 2018 Winter Olympics.

But everyone was bundled up in parkas as the region experiences unseasonably cold weather.

Kim is in Korea to create a multimedia piece on behalf of an international company sponsoring the Games.

The Grade 12 student at Walnut Grove Secondary also sent back photos and video of the men’s curling final that saw Team Canada take on Team USA. Unfortunately Team Canada lost.

“It was still a great game, and each side had an incredible amount of people cheering them on,” he said.

He’s been to the Olympic Park to film and ad a chance to swing by Canada House “where all the Canadian fans can gather to cheer on for their country together.”

As with any Olympics, the host nation undergoes a building boom to provide amenities for all those who flood into the country. Kim showed a highway rest stop and though he was born in Korea, these are something new for him.

“It’s basically a gas stop on steroids. They are huge and have a variety of restaurants in them,” he explained. “They seem to be common all throughout the highways in Korea.”

– Langley’s Kevin Kim is sending the Langley Advance dispatches from the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

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Team Cnaada members Brent Laing, Ben Hebert and Marc Kennedy at the finals. (Kevin Kim photo/Special to the Langley Advance)

Skip Kevin Koe, Brent Laing (second) and third Ben Hebert are on the men’s curling team and Langley’s Kevin Kim got to see the finals between Team Canada and Team USA. (Kevin Kim photo/Special to the Langley Advance)

Team Canada members Marc Kennedy, Brent Laing and Ben Hebert. Langley’s Kevin Kim was in the stands for the finals. (Kevin Kim photo/Special to the Langley Advance)

Kevin Kim, a Grade 12 student at Walnut Grove Secondary, is in South Korea and got to see the men’s curling finals. (Kevin Kim photo/Special to the Langley Advance)

Team Canada competing against Team USA in South Korea. (Kevin Kim photo/Special to the Langley Advance)

Participating nations have Houses, where athletes and the public can gather, often to cheer on competitors from that country. (Kevin Kim photo/Special to the Langley Advance)

Kevin Kim and family visited a beach while in Korea for the Olympics and his cousin decided to try out the swings. (Kevin Kim photo/Special to the Langley Advance)

(Kevin Kim photo/Special to the Langley Advance)

Kevin Kim shows some of the mountainous scenery during his travels in South Korea. (Kevin Kim photo/Special to the Langley Advance)

Highway rest stops in South Korea include large complexes with various amenities. (Kevin Kim photo/Special to the Langley Advance)

Langley’s Kevin Kim is in Korea during the Olympics to create a multi-media piece on behalf of a Games sponsor, which doesn’t leave him much time to soend at the hotel. (Kevin Kim photo/Special to the Langley Advance)

A Grade 12 student from Langley is at the 2018 Winter Olympics, and is sending photos and videos home to show the sights of South Korea. (Kevin Kim photo/Special to the Langley Advance)

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