JANUARY 3rd, 2012
The first post of the new year.
Spent the last few days of 2011 on Jeju-do. (do=island) It was amazing! Jeju was voted one of the 7 Natural World Wonders. Even in December it was warmer than Jangyu.
We toured many UNSECO World Heritage Sites. Including waterfalls, a cave, Sunrise Peak, and Hallasan.
Jeju’s slogan is “Only Jeju” and we encountered many things and “Only Jeju” fits…
beaches and snow-capped mountains at 50 degrees F
a cab driver who stops to buy us chocolate and puts on Tom and Jerry during the cab ride
a cab driver who takes us to Ma Park, only to stay with us, take pictures for us, drive us along Mysterious Road, takes a small detour to show us the beach- takes our picture again, and doesn’t get frustrated with us when we change places on him 3 times!
a bus driver who stops the bus to pick oranges and then gives us some.
a hostel whose cafe lady points out ginger tea, then the next morning sends extra ginger with me for our hike.
|view of hostel, ocean is just behind those buildings|
|sun over the port|
|we rode horses on “Horse Island”|
|put the car in neutral on Mysterious Road and gravity pulls the car uphill|
|yep, International Tom and Jerry’s|
|climbing Hallasan (san=Mountain)|
|outdoor 노 레 방 and they gave us oranges|
|we made new friends at the hostel to help ring in 2012|