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  • Day60

    Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak

    February 2, 2018 in South Korea ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    The next volcano on the island we have visited today. It is located on a peninsula at the east coast of Jeju and part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage since 2007.

    Der nächste Vulkan auf der Insel stand heute auf dem Programm. Der Vulkan liegt auf einer Halbinsel an der Ostküste von Jeju. Seit 2007 ist er ein UNESCO Weltnaturerbe.Read more

  • Day10

    5:00 Ilchulbong Sunrise Peak

    August 5 in South Korea ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Het plan was om deze ochtend de Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak te beklimmen om de zonsopgang te kunnen zien. De weg was echter afgesloten, elke eerste maandag van de maand.

    Dus daalde ik verder af naar het strand.

  • Day58

    Korean BBQ Dinner - Seongsan-ri

    January 31, 2018 in South Korea ⋅ ☁️ 4 °C

    After a long day we had a very tasty Korean BBQ in Seongsan-ri.

    Nach einem langen Tag hatten wir ein leckeres koreanisches BBQ in Seongsan-ri.

  • Day9

    Nice View

    August 4 in South Korea ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Eenmaal aangekomen is het gastenverblijf, aten we in een lokaal restaurantje Fried Shrimp Rice met Jajjang sauce. De avond sloten we af met een drankje.

  • Day16

    Seongsan Ichilbung

    October 13, 2017 in South Korea ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    So this is my second day on Jeju Island. The first day comprised the ferry trip (nothing special), the taxi ride from the ferry terminal to the hotel (usual cockup) and browsing around Jeju City. I went to a Mexican place for dinner and ordered a drink that included Somersby apple cider! So they CAN be found.

    Today I'll be taking 7 buses, giving my travelcard a thorough working over. The first bus takes me to the bus terminal. From outside the terminal I take a bus that takes me clockwise around the island about 90 degrees. After one of the stops (Gimnyeong) I notice a sandy beach so plan to stop off here on the way back.

    I disembark at Goseong-ri junction and walk to the bus stop across the road. This is where I take a local bus that goes to near Seongsan port. The weather is excellent today, the best that I'll experience on the island. I walk around some of the coastline as far as The Cloud Hotel (so THAT'S where it is, IT humour 😁). There's a good place nearby, overlooking the water, for a spot of lunch.

    After lunch I take a small trail to the base of Ichilbung, where I buy a ticket and join the masses for the walk up to the 180 metre summit. Simply spectacular views on a fine day, as my photos show. At the summit I drink in the view, it's Rio-esque on a smaller scale.

    On the way down there are some great views of the local area and Mt Hallasan, which is a volcanic peak and S Korea's highest mountain. Further on it's possible to detour down to the beach, which I do. Just rocks, no sand. There's a stall selling live seafood, octopus anyone? I wander around the rockpools for a while before heading back to the bus stop.

    Soon there's a local bus that takes me back to Goseong-ri junction. Surprisingly the intercity bus arrives within 5 minutes, I usually assume that I've just missed the bus. Lucky as there is a 50 minute interval between these buses. It drops me off at Gimnyeong and I walk to the beach.

    Weather's still decent, so I take off my hiking boots and paddle barefoot in the water for around 15 minutes. Noone else does this, ofc, but I find it very therapeutic. A photographer is nearby shooting either a fashion spread or a commercial. His model is wearing a robe and walks into the water (no disrobing) until her head is fully submerged. Then she walks out a minute later (freezing). The things we do for art (or money) 😦

    Back to the bus stop, I backtrack to Jeju Bus Terminal and then the hotel. It's been a LONG day.
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  • Day66

    Rain + Scooter = cold and wet Hywel

    June 20, 2016 in South Korea ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    Rented a scooter today to visit some of the sites, which seemed like a good idea...

    I did persevere, and visited Seongsan Ilchul-bong, which is a classic tuft volcano, apparently. All I know is that I walked up a hill, not even that high, and I got the classic South Korea view of clouds/mist.

    I continued on for a while, then had to abandon ship and jumped under a bus shelter as the rain was getting a bit heavy.

    I then carried on after it calmed down a bit to some lava tubes. If it wasn't so cold (it didn't help that I was soaked), I would have stayed longer. It was very impressive, much bigger and more dramatic than the one we walked through in Hawaii.

    After that, despite being next to a maze park that I was looking forward to, I gave up and started heading back to the hotel for a hot shower. It was still 2 hours away.

    I love driving scooters, but tiny drops of water smashing into your face all the time kind of hurts. I think it's a sunny day thing. It's a pity, because the island looks really nice. But it's going to rain for a few more days here, and I've got relaxing on my mind.
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Sŏngsal-li, Songsal-li, Сонгсал-ли

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