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  • Day44

    Busan to the Island of Jeju

    November 12, 2019 in South Korea ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Took a flight from Busan to Jeju. A little island off the South West coast of South Korea. We needed a break from cities!
    An hour and a half bus took us to our most fancy hotel yet, a few mins walk from the sea. Not much time left in the day apart from taking a stroll to the sea. Missed the sunset as I took us the wrong way. Much to Hannah's delight as she said she thought we were going the wrong way. 😫.Read more

  • Day47

    Walking up Jeju volcano

    November 15, 2019 in South Korea ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Up and out quickly to get to the foot of the volcano in the centre of Jeju. There are about 5 different routes to the top, but only 2 which go to the crater. We chose the most common route to the crater.
    We arrived at 9.15 to be told we had to be at a checkpoint by 12pm otherwise we would not be allowed to the top. The checkpoint was 3 hours away, so we got our quick march on.
    Made it with 30 mins to spare, so cruised to the top.
    Last 100m were pretty tiring, but apart from that a very nice walk.
    Lots of people up at the top including lots of the Korean army out for some training. After a snickers enjoying the view we started the walk down. Great views out over the island and interesting scenery as we descended 1000 vertical meters. Total time was 6.5 hours and about 13 miles.
    With tired feet we went to the harbour for sunset and a short drone flight.
    Back to the room for some pot noodles and a cider. I think probably the first day we actually came in under budget in the whole holiday so far.
    Early start tomorrow for a flight to Taiwan to meet up with the family.
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  • Day46

    Exploring Jeju. South and West.

    November 14, 2019 in South Korea ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Today we explored the south and west of Jeju. Started out with a nearby waterfall.
    Then a bit further along the coast found these hexagonal stone structures which had been formed by cooling lava. Pretty cool.
    Followed by a walk along a river and a few more waterfalls.
    Taking the advice of TripAdvisor we went to the number 1 thing to do in Jeju - a sacred garden. Started by 1 man in the 60s (now a team of 25). A peaceful place with lots of Bonzi trees.
    The man Mr Bum Young-Sun is obviously quite an astute business man. A random person asked if we would write in the visitor book. Whist we were doing that she offered us some orange tea (which was very nice). She asked if we would like the meet the main man. He came round and very kindly gave us a free book about his garden, only asking that we provide a trip advisor review. A good way to help yourself to the top of trip advisor. Still, good garden though.

    With the light fading and it getting freezing, we went for an indoor activity. Can you guess who chose this one...? An art museum with perspective art which you could pose in front of.
    Got quite a few photos of me, one or two of Hannah.
    Back home for another Marvel film, which the hotel seemed to be playing on loop.
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  • Day45

    Exploring Jeju. North and East.

    November 13, 2019 in South Korea ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Got up and started to check the bus times for getting to the attractions. Seems like they are not very regular! Going to be a mission to get anywhere. Probably should have checked that before leaving the airport and all the hire cars! Dowh. There were a few things we fancied seeing near the airport anyway, so bussed back to get a car.
    Not a relaxing place to drive at all. They have weird junctions where is seems to be the rule of the person being the boldest and most reckless has priority, with plenty of honking of horns. Running red lights seems to be common and if they had roundabout rules, I couldn't figure them out.
    Still, we made it to a maze attraction without incident, which was naturally a'maze'ing 😝. Took us a solid 20 mins to get round.
    Next to a lava tube cave. Literally looked like a scene out of Aliens. Luckily not a Xenomorph in sight. Up to 7m high and a long underground tube. We walked about 2km in total.
    From there we walked round an ancient forest.
    Stopped on the north coast for coffee and cake. Cake was actually bread with plastic burger cheese twisted inside. Yummy.

    It was starting to get late, so we drove east till we hit the coast, and worked our way south watching the sunset.
    Experienced more of driving fun with a digger driving straight onto a roundabout forcing the car before it to stop very quickly.
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  • Day61

    Swimming in the snow

    February 3, 2018 in South Korea ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    Suddenly it was so hot that I had to swim in the ocean. Unfortunately I was the only one feeling hot at that time... Make sure to watch both videos!

    That was fun, you cannot believe.

    Plötzlich war es so warm, dass ich ins Meer springen musste. Anscheinend war ich jedoch der einzige dem warm war...
    Schaut euch beide Videos an!

    Das war ein Spaß!
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  • Day61

    Cheonjiyeon Falls

    February 3, 2018 in South Korea ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    Some pictures of the 22 meters high Cheonjiyeon Falls. They have not really much water in the moment but it was still very nice.

    Ein paar Eindrücke der Cheonjiyeon Falls. Im Moment haben sie leider nicht wirklich viel Wasser aber es war dennoch sehr schön.Read more

  • Day61

    Jeongbang Waterfalls

    February 3, 2018 in South Korea ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    And the next waterfalls we visited today.

    Und die nächsten Wasserfälle, welche wir heute besucht haben.

  • Day65

    Moved to Jeju-do

    June 19, 2016 in South Korea ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Eventually managed to get from Suncheon to Jeju-do. Wasn't as easy as I had hoped, also all flights were booked so I was on stand-by for a while. But I'm here... just as the rain is arriving.

    Did manage to go see a waterfall, not that amazing, but it is the only one in Asia/South East Asia?, that falls directly into the ocean.

    Also saw a relaxed but hungry bunny.
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