After living for 2 years in Korea finally I got chance to visit Jeju Island! hoooyeahhhhhh!!! when i saw promotion package on GMarket on the spot i told my friends and 4 of us agree to take the package. the package include flight ticket, motel for 3 days 2 nights and 50 hours car rental.

So on April 29th we woke up really early around 5 a.m in the morning because we took the first flight to Jeju.. thank god it was almost summer, so we can see sunrise on our way to airport.

watching sunrise from subway…

we arrive at Kimpo airport around 7 a.m and it’s already pack with people..we went straight to Jin Airway counter and got our boarding pass.. apparently Kimpo airport system not as good as Incheon.. maybe because it’s more for domestic flight.

Imagethe happy me ready to fly!

8:15a.m  our flight take off to Jeju island. the weather in Seoul was really good so I was hoping the same thing for Jeju. Unfortunately as soon as we arrived in Jeju, rain started to fall. and that’s the sign of our wet journey. we call the car rental company and they pick us up from the airport to their office. but because some miss understanding about my driving license, we couldn’t rent the car! i started to feel headache and think about going back to Seoul. But the rest of my friend said we should stay since we already arrived. one of my friend called her host family and told them about our problem. luckily the host family were available that time and they picked us from the car rental company. so our schedule all mess up and we just followed my friend host family


My friend’s host family are very nice. Sonsaengnim pick us from airport and brought us to his home. I really love his home.. it’s look like english cottage and have really good view.

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in front of the house

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Kaymi and our little friend

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the garden in front of the house

we had our first lunch at sonsaengnim house. sonsaengnim’s wife prepared a lot of food and it was really delicious. the kimchi taste absolutely different than we use to eat at Seoul. Sonsaengnim family prepared samgyupsal for my friend and tofu stew for me. they are really considerate!

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preparing the lunch

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it’s been long since i had this kind of lunch. i felt like i was having lunch with my real family.

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the super delicious kimchi…^^

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Hallabong.. one of must have item when you visit Jeju Island.. It is big orange the the taste is really sweet..

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one of sonsaengnim hobby, house replica.. isn’t this beautiful?

Done with lunch, sonsaengnim send us to our motel. at first sonsaengnim asked us to stay at his house but we since we already paid for the motel, we decide to proceed with it..Image

the reception building for the motel

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the real motel

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view in front of the motel.. you can see the rest of the picture at my fb..^^

after finish check in we went to a beach ut unfortunately i forgot the beach name. it was raining non-stop but we don’t want to waste our time..so you can see my company by umbrella or rain coat in every single picture!

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entrance for public bath to clean your self from sea water

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Pretend to be happy for the sake of picture

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me and sonsaengnim

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see my dirty shoes?

since all of us cold and wet, sonsaengnim brought us to a coffee shop. it is a self-serving coffee shop.. when i say self-serving it is totally self-serving! you have to prepare he coffee by yourself.. the are no waiter or any worker do the coffee for you.. and of course the price is really cheap coz you only need to pay for the coffee without the service..

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see the coffee maker? you can choose any flavor you want..

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my coffee…

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view from the coffee shop..

done with coffee we went straight for dinner.. the restaurant was not very far from the coffee shop. less than 5 minutes by car.. we had buffet for the night coz i can’t eat meat and one of my friend can’t eat fish.. so here is like heaven for all of us.. we can choose what we want to eat!

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the interior…

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me happy eating!!!

so our first day gone just like that..without so many place to visit and see thanks to the rain..ㅜㅜ

On second day I woke up early coz i need to pray and after pray I decide to walk around the motel. it was cloudy but not rain yet..the feeling was very nice, the weather not so cold and the sea breeze was really fresh.

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we continue 2nd day journey to Ilchubong sunrise peak.. since the sunrise was really early (around 5 a.m) so missed it. When we had our breakfast that morning, the weather was really nice..Image

Winny so excited feeling the sunshine!

but even ghost can’t predict the weather. as soon as we finish our breakfast, it was raining again…huhuhu.. no matter how good your camera, when the rain start to get your way, everything is terrible!!

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it was definitely far from what we imagine…

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the scary sea!!!

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everything became 3 times harder…ㅜㅜ..

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Fashion of the day.. rain coat!

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completely opposite before and after breakfast!

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however the view still splendid! SubahanAllah!!

Done with Ilchubong Peak we moved to Ilchul Land.. at first I was not very sure what kind of place is this but when we arrive there then I know it was a filming place for running man with BoA as the guest.. Ilchul land have great scenery and it will look thousand way better if you not come on rainy day..

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you can see rain drop on my lens…huhuuhu

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entrance to the cave (the one Gwang soo follow Mr. Rabbit)

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in front of the dragon statue where Gwangsoo met Julien the Jinny

the caves was really2 dark and it gave me some scary feeling.. some part was really low that you need to bend down and since it was raining outside, the caves floor also wet..

Done with Ilchul land we went to another Running Man filming place, Soesogak. It was a place where river meet the sea and of coz for me everything relate to river and sea is a nice thing to see…^^

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the stairs where Jihyo found the magic door…

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I love greeeennnnnnnnn!!!

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umbrella company can call me if they need model for their product..

Next destination was Jeongbang Waterfall.. this is one of the reason why Jeju Island was nominated as one of natural 7 wonders.. the waterfall flow directly to the sea.. eventhough it was not really high but still look amazing..

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isn’t this amazing?

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no matter where i go, umbrella is my best friend!

After finish touring, we met sonsaengnim at golf resort because people said they serve the best ice cream.. but for me i was more into the scenery instead of the ice cream.. the ice cream taste good but the scenery got my attention more..

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ice cream(with soy powder on top) vs scenery.. which one you like more?

we done for second day.. we don’t have any activities at nigh coz we dead tired. we just sleep early and think where to go tomorrow..

as usual i wole up early and went outside to see the sunrise.. but still the weather not on my side.. it was very cloudy and chilly outside.. so no picture.. sonaengnim picked us up and send one of my friend to airport since she had something urgent to do in Seoul.. after that we went for breakfast at an abalone porridge restaurant… the taste really superb and definitely can wake u up..

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in front of the restaurant

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the side dishes..

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big bowl of abalone porridge…

After breakfast we started our last day journey.. first place to visit was o’sulloc tea farm.. i never visit any tea farm before including in Malaysia, so i really like the view here.. and the green tea ice cream taste realll good!

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green tea ice cream…

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tea farm view from wet window

our next stop is Love Museum.. actually we were not really interested with this museum but we tired of get wet.. we need a place with roof so we decide to come here.. to be honest, for me it is a place where people can show porn video legally.. no more comment..

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not many interesting thing to see..

for lunch we had korean food at a place where sonsaengnim use to go.. they served really nice seaweed soup and all of us crazy over it..

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Haemultang (Seafood Stew)

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the infamous seaweed soup

of course when you visit Jeju Island, one of must see is Halla Mountain.. Halla Mountain is the main attraction for Jeju Island. there are several tourist package that allow you to climb Halla Mountain. But as lazy as we are, we decide to see the peak of Halla mountain from observation tower. plus the weather was no so kind to us.. it might be dangerous if we climb the mountain..

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i told you the weather not so kind to us.. we supposed to see Halla Mountain peak from here..

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at the observatory tower..

And that was the last place we visited before went to dinner and airport.. as for our last dinner, sonsaengnim brought us to sashimi place.. he ordered too many food that we were not able to finish.. sashimi at this restaurant were prepared by professional and since the restaurant near the sea (all place here near with the sea..^^) it was still fresh and the taste is good..

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super fresh sashimi!

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first round menu.. i forgot to take 2nd round menu coz i was too busy eating…^^

Finally we ready to go home.. even though we spend 3 wet and cold days in Jeju but for me it is still nice experience.. i definitely will visit Jeju again one day.. maye next time I should bring my family too…^^

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i spend 3 hours on my beautiful saturday to write this entry..huhu