Korea: Snippets of Jeju-do (Day 1 & 2)
When Scoot goes all reggae and emits rainbow with Bob Marley’s music playing in the background, I was probably the only person getting all hyped up. Stood up, took a picture and chat with the friendly flight attendants about it. As you can see, the rest of the passengers didn’t give a hoot. 참!
So just imagine the transit at Taipei → Incheon airport (had to take a limousine bus) → Gimpo airport, stayed 1 night. The next morning took a train back to Gimpo airport → fly to Jeju. Hectic shit.
참 = really / involves people spitting on you in their overwhelming desire to emphasize a point.
Food stalls were all around the corner anyways.
South Korea’s highest mountain, Mt Hallasan can be seen near our accommodation.
Beautiful dramatic sky before the sun sets.
Knowing that Cheonjiyeon waterfall was near our accomodation, we took a slow stroll. The stroll was much longer than I expected with slopes and all. Then we realized we took a damn long route down. We could have reached much earlier. But exploring the places along the way was quite nice. While back home, friends were complaining about the haze, we managed to escape it for nearly 2 weeks so I was appreciative of the breeze and fresh air in Jeju.
Is it worth going to this waterfall? No big deal. It’s a really small waterfall.. meh. I would suggest go if you’ve got nothing else on your itinerary.
We chance upon a restaurant where there were many locals having their dinner so we decided to try it out. Our dinner pot was crazy! It was huge with all the seafood in it. I was really worried the abalone was going to taste like the sea urchins we had in the afternoon but to our pleasant surprise, it was absolutely delicious! Abalones are really vulgar looking squirming like that.. #justsaying.
We had an elderly couple sitting next to us and I think they were as shocked as we were at our pot. Yet they were too friendly, they gave us some of their food to try which we declined, but they insisted. In return, we gave them some abalones.
To be continued…0