Visiting Jeju? »

[11 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

Usually when my alarm goes off at 4:30am on a Saturday morning, I am filled with rage that I have to get up at such an ungodly hour, but this time was a bit different. I had been waiting for this weekend for months, and when the buzzer started, I couldn’t jump out of bed quick enough. I was finally going to Korea’s Hawaii. Sunscreen and bikinis packed, I rushed out of the door to meet up with the rest of the group. As we lounged in the airport, we …

Things to See »

[9 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

Like most rocks of irregular shape and size in Jeju, the towering rock which stands guard over the southern coast of Jeju, has a name and story. It’s called Oedolgae or “Lonely Rock,” and depending on whom you ask, it was either dressed as a soldier to scare off Mongolian invaders, or is the remains of a woman who threw herself into the sea in grief after her husband died in a fishing expedition.
Regardless of whether you believe the legends or not, it’s hard to deny Oedolgae’s modern day power …

Outdoor Activities »

[9 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

***PLEASE NOTE*** There is no longer a Kimnyoung International Sailing Club. However plans are in the works for another club. Watch this space for details.

Art Galleries & Museums »

[31 Aug 2007 | No Comment | ]

If you’re interested in learning a little more about the island we live on then the Jeju National Museum is a place to do it at. Set in lush, palm tree lined grounds, it’s well kept and uncluttered exhibits leave the visitor with a satisfying historical overview of times past.
Upon buying a ticket (1,000won with no Alien Card discount this time) and entering the central hall the first thing you’ll notice is the stained glass stretched out across the ceiling. Far from being a pretty map of the island, …

Outlying Islands »

[8 Aug 2007 | One Comment | ]

If you want travel as far south as you can in South Korea then you’ll be finding yourself upon the tiny island of Marado. This treeless rock can feel extreme in parts, albeit a comfortable, cosy extreme that caters for the day-tripping tourist.
Walking is by far the best way to explore because the place is so small. You can get in and everywhere before tiring yourself out too much. So resist the urge to hire the golf carts upon disembarkation from the ferry. On a cart or bicycle a loop …