Before the story, just want to show you the photo up on the mountain!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Let's start the journey!
First we drove all the way to Mokpo Port International Passenger Terminal. It is called as International Ferry Terminal. Address (in Korean): 전라남도 목포시 해안동1가. Generally, it takes about 4 hours 36 minutes to travel from the east of Seoul.
GS 25 Mart in the ship!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Since we stayed at 애월 aewol area, we went to the nearest beach - 곽지 해수욕장.
Address: 제주특별자치도 제주시 애월읍 곽지리
Visitor information 관광안내: 064-710-3222
Anyway, just want to show you that the baby in the previous photo (taken in 2007) grows up to be beautiful kid now! She touched the sand and played with the water herself this year!
In 2008, the kids were still scared to play with the water themselves, but this year, they rushed to it and played under the water before entering the beach. Do not miss this part if you visit this beach! Let your kids enjoy the exciting moment!
Ok... why do I show this photo?
Food delivery are possible in the beach too! (Koreans zzang!)
Anyway, I still remembered we visited another beach in 2008 but I didn't know about the name. The view is very nice and there were also a lot of visitors!
When you see your kids yawning, it's time to go home! Or else, your kids will end up like the photo below:
Monday, August 24, 2009
KF Center`s 4th Anniversary Gallery ConcertDate: 1 & 2 September
Time: 7 p.m.
Venue: Gallery Nuri
The Grupo Vocal Millennium, a Spanish choir led by conductor Im Jae-sik will be featured on the first night of the concert, and on the second night there will be a performance by Prelude, a jazz ensemble composed of Berkeley College of Music graduates, and the French painter Gerard Economos’ painting performance.
If you wish to attend the concert, choose the date(September 1 or 2) you would like to come and send them an email(firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, the date you have chosen and contact information.
Reminder: They are taking seat reservation from 17th of August until the 26th and they are giving out 2 seats per person.
Don't miss the chance!
Living In Seoul Orientation Session
Date: Fri 28 Aug 2009
Time: 10:30am - 12pm
Venue: Itaewon - Hannam Global Village Center
At this session you will be able to learn about all the services and cultural opportunities that are out there for foreigners living in this city. Seoul is an exciting place with lots of great things to see and do. Whether you or new to Seoul or even if you have lived here for years, you will be able to get some useful tips and learn more about what Seoul has to offer.
The session will consist of an informative presentation, a Q&A session, and finally refreshments and a chance to mingle with the other guests at the end.
All those who attend will also receive a package of brochures, maps, and guides that will help make your life in Seoul a lot easier and more enjoyable.
This event is free of charge and anyone is welcome to attend.
For more information and to find directions to the center please visit their website: http://global.seoul.go.kr/itaewon/
Address: 제주특별자치도 제주시 애월읍 고내리 1176
This lodging house has 3 floors. First floor has 4 rooms, 1 living room, 1 kitchen and 2 toilets/bathrooms. Second floor has 3 rooms w/ 2 toilets and 1 kitchen too. While the third floor has 2 big rooms and 1 small rooms w/ 3 toilets.
The rooms also have 1 bed and wardrobe. Besides, it also has the bed and blankets prepared in the house. Can you see, the Korean girls really like to help one another to be beautiful?
They also have a big wide garden that you have bbq time. The kids can play with the water freely in the garden too.
We have a good view of the sea everyday from the pension. Whenever we can feel the sea, smell the sea and hear the sea water.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Tangerine season: winter.
Do not miss these:
1) 돌하르방 Grandpa stone-related souvenirs - either take photos with them (anywhere in the island) or buy a small keychain
2) 해녀 woman diver - try to look for them. Even visit their restaurants is a good way to explore about their lives.
Try to visit Jeju airport as there is a photo exhibition - history of Jeju island.
When we took the taxi to the airport, the taxi driver told us that it takes at least 3 days to travel around all the tourist places of the island, not all of them can be covered but only some. Jeju island is developed very quickly into a tourism spot - that there are a lot of museums and national parks. Yet it takes us 1 hour plus to travel from the east to the west. Thus, time arrangement is very important if you want to cover the tourist places in just a few days - choose those you really want to visit.
You can travel around by:
- bicycle (popular way for youth)
- motorbike (not as tiring as bicycle)
- rent car (if only 8-10 of you travel together, they provide GPS navigation system)
- taxi (not cheap but convenient)
- tour package (for honeymoon is the best)
- drive your own car from Seoul (set your own schedule)
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Gimpo airport First time I was here. It's small but very convenient because I can go there by subway (line 5).
Another advantage the airport is in the middle of the city: You can see the city very clearly from above the plane! (I didn't have a clearer view like this before from Incheon airport)