Thursday, July 18, 2013

back from Jeju vacation

I’m safe in Korea! This is the longest hiatus I’ve taken from blogging ever- Appa keeps asking why I haven’t written. ;) Still recovering from the lazy speed of summer vacation I guess?

We just returned from vacationing in the beautiful Jeju Island. This is going to be a picture-heavy post…

Jeju is an island south of the main Korean peninsula. It is essentially a huge volcanic rock so naturally there are tons of porous igneous rocks everywhere. The island has its own unique architecture, unique dialect, and local foods. jejumap

It was pouring hard in mainland but here it was like tropical paradise. There’s lots of citrus fruit (I loaded up on “persimmon-tangerines” and “Halla” oranges)!!! We spent a lot of time out in nature and visiting museums. Jeju has best of both.


This lush green arboretum. These rock sculptures were so cute and looked like a crowd from far away. There’s a Jeju symbol/guardian made of that porous rock (in the pizza pic above).rockheads (800x600)

We visited traditional Korean houses.. The ceilings are low because it’s so windy on the island.tradfhouse (800x600)

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Hoppin’ on a boat to tour Udo- one of the many small islands off the coast.boatin (800x481)

We hiked up to Seop-ji-ko-ji, a series of hills by the rocky coast. This is where “All In” was filmed. There’s a church on top of the hill where the female (Song Hye-Kyo’s character) stayed.allin (800x600)

Sneaky shot of Appa in the beautiful coastal Shilla Hotelshilla (800x600)

O’sulloc teahouse with the mandatory green tea ice cream (in collage above).
There were acres upon acres of tea plants next to the museum. I love tea so this was a treat.sulloctea (800x600)

Pinko came along (Bruce is currently MIA). Here he is watching the fam cross the road.pinko (800x600)

Heading home. We rode this giant plane home: so loud but so much fun. If you see this picture
and the one above, our family hit all shades of the rainbow.planing (800x617)

Mountains, beaches and oceans, rocks, plants, and good food. A wonderful vacation to kick off the summer. Now I’m marveling at the fully equipped kitchen and bookshelves of cookbooks at home.


  1. Ooohh looks like so much fun :) I can't wait to go!

    1. You'll be here just in time for the cool weather. The rainstorms will have stopped by then too!

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