Second morning in Jeju and the weather continues torturing me with the gloomy and rainy weather. I headed to Seogwipo bus interchange without realizing that the bus I took to the interchange goes back to where my guesthouse is. I’m pretty sure the bus drivers were staring at why I took the bus back and forth. Well at least it wasn’t a wasted trip to the interchange! I went into the convenience mart and bought a poncho just because it was going to be another wet day.
My first stop was Seongsan beach (yes another filming site for drama Warm and Cozy). The Seongsan Sunrise Peak stood, mysteriously behind the fog that was rolling into the coast. I suppose the tides were changing and the grounds that we stood on to snap pictures soon got covered with the incoming waves.
After hours of chasing the wind, and being chased by the rain, I left the windmill farm and headed to the Aewol coast. Particularly famous among the locals and tourist due to the pretty coast line they have.
This is a windmill farm that sits on the coast of Sinchang in Jeju. I got to know about this place because the lighthouse here was featured in drama Warm and Cozy. The entire place came out really nice on the drama and I thought I should really check out this place. And also because I am a fan of windmills.
I guess I could safely say the whole Jeju trip was a little like checking out the filming sites for drama Warm and Cozy (Jeju Gatsby). That morning I woke up and felt really sad because I could hear the raindrops pitter pattering on windows. Out of all my days in Jeju, only the day when I’m supposed to leave, the sun came out. T^T what luck.
But it being a coastal road, it is beautiful! Despite the weather being really bad… But I guess it kind of adds mystery to the place?
I came across this market because I just reached my guesthouse and was looking for food, and my guesthouse manager drove me here. As the name suggest, this market opens daily and sits in the midst of a shopping street.
Shilla Millenium Park is a themepark that showcases the history and culture during the Shilla period. They have different houses explaining the class rankings of the citizens, and have performances to show the various culture of the period.
I guess I went during a low season, or maybe too late, the park was pretty empty. Empty park FTW!
Whenever foreigners try to explore Jeju, self-drive always come to their mind. Not saying that self-drive is a bad thing, but for people like me who can’t drive for nuts, self-drive is impossible! So like what I always do, I rely on the simple things like public transport or taxi guides to help me get around.
Guides are expensive, especially if I am travelling alone. So this trip, I set my mind to explore the bus system in Jeju, and I clearly am very satisfied with it!
Yangdong Village is the oldest and largest traditional clan village in Korea. The 2 more prominent clans are the Son and Yi clan, of which Seobaekodang, the house of Son, has been around for the longest time. It also showcases the traditional culture of the Joseon Dynasty and the beautiful natural surroundings. & thanks to its many cultural heritages, including treasures, national treasures, and folklore materials, the entire village has been designated as a cultural heritage site, as well as a UNESCO Heritage site in 2010 together with Hahoe Village in Andong. Read More »
Started my trip making a visit to Bulguksa. Situated about 40mins away from Gyeongju city centre, this temple is a National Treasure of South Korea and also a UNESCO Heritage (#502). The history of this temple dates back all the way to the Three Kingdoms where Shilla still exists.
So its 4 more days to my trip to Korea (once again!) even in the midst of all the MERS thing. Tbh I’m over all the freaking out for MERS, especially since it has gone down after more than 1 month of trying to curb that virus. Yes, I’m going, despite what others are saying, and looking forward to a rather empty streets in Korea.
I’m so sorry I have been updating a lot because I have been really lazy and tired these few weeks/ months. But I promise new and interesting posts are coming up real soon!
I went to Cameron Highlands, Malaysia over the long weekends in the end of May and did some crazy stuffs. Will be sure to blog about it when I am back!
& of course for my upcoming trip! New places ftw!! Just in case you guys are curious, I am heading to Gyeongju, Jeju, Busan, Andong, Seoul and Buyeo.
Gyeongju, Andong and Buyeo are totally new to me and I’m extremely excited about it! But that being said, I’m heading to places I have not been to in Jeju Busan and Seoul as well! To mention a few, Aewol coast and Scuba Diving in Jeju, Galmatgil trail in Busan, and lastly, Konkuk Uni area and Olympics Park in Seoul.
Keep an eye on this space and my instagram @leonger for the latest update!