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.

Jeju2013collage2

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)

tradhouse (800x600)

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.

15 comments:

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

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

      Delete
  2. This whole post is great! I very much enjoy the photos.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This has actually been so much informative and wonderful blog from the many perspective, now I'v been intended to see it through more successful ways.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks, I've recently been searching for info approximately this topic for a long time and yours is the best I've came upon so far. But, what about the conclusion? Are you certain concerning the supply. Check business phone calls for best Calls.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Music classes sydney Nice information war is not a solution for every thing keep posting this kind of work.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Sydney swimmers are the providing the best coaches in Sydney and if you are looking for free classes then call us now at 0431 571 161

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your information is really interesting. Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us.golden shaded

    ReplyDelete
  8. I really want to say thank you for the information you have shared. Keep writing these kind of posts and I will be your loyal reader. Thanks again.mole chaser

    ReplyDelete
  9. Medical Affiliated Training will leads your experience and would also create around the more interest to get the right certifications from here.halong bay full day

    ReplyDelete
  10. We're excited to locate the favorable manner of creating the particular write-up. Now anybody allow it to come to be straightforward to me to be aware of. I'll be expecting the following write-up.steam cleaning

    ReplyDelete
  11. I thought haven’t read such distinctive material anywhere else on-line. DDS

    ReplyDelete
  12. The written piece is truly fruitful for me personally; continue posting these types of articles.payday loans online

    ReplyDelete
  13. Cool blog site friend I'm about to suggest this to all my listing contacts.Education

    ReplyDelete