This week I took two days off in order to explore the beautiful island of Jeju in South Korea.
I had heard and seen much of this island on Korean dramas, and everyone from Korea told me I need to go there. It was worth it :)
The first place I went to was Yongduam Rock ( Or dragon head rock) when I arrived in the afternoon. It was a scenic walk along the coast, near a touristy part of the city of Jeju.
The walk itself was beautiful, and many Cherry Blossom trees were stil in tact. There was a bridge on the way to Yongduam with a trail around it, so I decided to walk around there and take a lot of pictures. The water is so blue!
The rocky coast was a sight to see, and many people were fishing, selling things and walking around.
After Yongduam I still had time to sightsee, so I decided to go to one of the many museums they had. I had wanted to go to the Psyche Musuem, but it was closed. I found out about a Greek Mythology musuem near it, and decided to take the bus there.
Jeju is a big island, bigger than you would expect. They have cross country buses that take you around the island for a metro ticket price. I took one of those buses to the Greek Mythology Museum, which was close to a horse park, and a golf course.
The museum itself was deserted, but it was a very nice and detailed attraction. There were statues everywhere, and the information was in Korean and English.
And some of the areas were Optical luusions, like this room with Medusa.
My favorite part was the garden where they explained the Greek love stories, including my favorite story, and the orgin of Beauty ad the Beast, Eros and Psyche.
After the tour, they had a gift shop with some cool merchandise.
It was getting late, so I headed back to the hostel, and prepared for my first full day at Jeju.
But, the next day did not go as planned.
My goal was to go to the Teddy Bear Musuem, another famous area that is featured in Korean dramas. I did get there and I met three girls from China, who were just as excited as I was.
We took so many pictures, and it was a really fun museum.
You could take pictures with really big bears.
After the Teddy Bear Musuem, I headed out to see the waterfalls around the area. And I went to visit the Tourist Center for information. Everything was fine until I used the sliding glass door, and dislocated a joint. Naturally, I panicked, and they drove me to an urgent care, where a doctor popped by joint back in place, and the manager of the tour center insisted on paying for the bill. I felt bad, but he would not back down. In the end, he payed for the bill, and he even drove me to the water fall I wanted to see.
The hike was lovely.
As the sun set, I decided to walk around the coast.
As we were walking, we saw a cute Chinese couple taking wedding photos among the flowers near the seaside.
On the way back from the airport, I made another friend who showed me around the Arario musuem. It was a gloomy looking buliding, but the art inside was very interesting.
It was still daylight, so I explored more around the hostel and walked along the coast one more time. I actually caught the sunset.