I will continue my stories “Autumn in Korea”, I think I must be diligent now and try to finish my story before autumn come. In my previous post I already told you how we go to Jeju from Busan, and when we arrived, we rent a car for go around jeju. After the rent process is done, we immediately go to our first destination. When we still in Indonesia, we already made a survey and a list of place we want to go in Jeju, and we also note the phone number. It’s very useful to use in GPS. We got English GPS from rent a car, to find the place we can enter the address, the place name or the phone number, but i think use phone number is more accurate, because sometime we as non native korea have a hard time to write the name even with alphabet. So, with phone number is easier.
Well, the first stop is Yongduam Rock or Head Dragon Rock. Its located near airport, so just in no time we arrived there. We parked and suddenly surprised with the wind, it’s blow hard and so cold. We think Jeju will more warm because it’s an island and be surrounded with beach. But the beach make Jeju the wind so wild. Hahaha. The wind success made our photo is bad that day. No one is good, the wind ruin our hair and our expression. Maybe you can find how hard the wind blow in some of our photo below. Check it out.
After we park, we find this stone, I think the letter means Dragon Head Rock. And some tourist like us queue to take a photo there, so as a good tourist we took a photo there too.
Look how the sea look like, the wave is so magnificient in this weather. And if you can find it, there is a plane in this photo.
In this place we also stop at souvenir shop. It’s so packed with visitor that come with one purpose, buying family and friend souvenir from Jeju. The shop sell many thing about Jeju, the cute statue like the picture. The food, the chain key, so many thing. You can find anything there that can proof you that you really go to Jeju.
Because , we feel cold because the wind, and feel hungrybecause actually we haven’t got the proper meal yet, so when we find this ahjumma sell oden, we immediately go there a buy some. It’s so warm and delicious, the warm soup help us a lot to fight with the wind.
From yongduam rock we go to Mysterious road (Dokkaebi Road) . It has earned its name, as objects and liquid appear to roll and flow up the hill instead of down. A lot of people pour their drink on the road to see the water going up the hill not going down, and some people also ride in their car, and without start the engine the car is going up to the hill, some people also took empty soft drink can or empty bottle to see the effect. And some people also do something that really really amazed me, and confused me, and really make me thing the mysterious is too mysterious until I don’t get what the mysterious of this mysterious road. I don’t get any thing from what people said and did there. We try pour the drink, try to place the bottle, and also try the weird thing like all people there did, but instead of get the meaning of mysterious road we got zonk, the water is flowing down not going up, the bottle also go down. And the weird thing we never get it on the first place. Let me tell you what the weird thing. So, at first wemust walk backwards going up the hill, and then we try to going down and the effect we will get is we will going down so fast, like running.Some people tried and they get the effeect, going down with scream “kya kya” because it’s too fast, but when we try, it’s just like normal walk for us. something wrong with us or the people just exaggerated this mysterious road. The thing that save me from mysterious road is the scenery. Because the mysterious road located between 2 mountain, there is rows of pine trees that neatly lines up in the green field, so beautiful. Beside that, the food stall there is also really tempting us. Miss Pepz buy a sausage there.
From mysterious road, we go to Love Land. When we park the car, we can see the visitor mostly is middle aged people. There are so many group that consist of ahjussi and ahjumma. We only see a little youngster like us there. Love land is focused on a theme of sex, running sex education films, and featuring 140 sculptures representing humans in various sexual positions. Maybe that’s why we didn’t see any kids there. When I enter the place for the first time, We found a giant naked woman sculpture in flirty pose. We found many naked sculpture there and also in hot pose. Ahjumma that see that sculpture just giggle with their friend, shy smile, even laught while think something funny in their head. I think it’s good place to go with your husband and wife and friend without any love connection. But never bring your parent or your kids there. I am sure it will be awkward . Entrace Fee is 9000 Won for one person.
We leave Love land while sun began to sink. We already very hungry and need to eat as fast as we can. So we go to restaurant that sell black pork. Black pork is popular food in Jeju. We must eat it when we go to Jeju. Actually I don’t know what the different between black pork and not black pork, the only one i know is the black ones is more expensive. This is the reataurant, it’s famous in Jeju, but I forget the name. I am sorry T_T. But if you can read hangul, I think you can read the picture below. The food here is delicious. really really delicious.
We got a lot of side dish, kimchi, salad, soup, crab with kimchi sauce (maybe kimchi crab), white kimchi. And the rice also really surprise me because when we open the lid we got really pink or slightly purple rice not white as normally rice we eat. But the taste it so great, it’s just not rice, there is also some seed and maybe black rice inside. It’s really sticky and yummy. The crab kimchi is also delicious, the crab is so sweet and it is the first time i eat raw crab. The soup also so refreshing. And maybe because we didn’t eat properly today, it became double delicious.
This is the various meat we order, all of it is black pork, we also get the skin and 2 slices of mushroom. They also gime me a sauce in a little bowl that put in the grill to keep it warm. The sauce is little bit salty and spicy but it really compatible with the pork. As korean eat, we also make lettuce wrap to eat kimchi. And the composition is up to you. But I usually use lettuce, rice, meat, kimchi, garlic and sometime gochujang or another veggie in the table, wrap it nicely and eat it in one gulp. So yummy. We service our selves tonight. Usually in BBQ place, there are a waiter who help us to grill, but in this place we grill by our selves, but the thinkk that i really love in Korean food is we can ask more for the side dish and the drink (barley tea). It’s free of charge. So more lettuce and more kimchi please. We spent 49000 Won for dinner.
After we eat, we decide to find our hotel tonight. We already booked a hotel in hanok style. The name is Kasan Tobang. But we never know where the place and we will just trust the GPS to find the hotel for us. Jeju in night is so quiet. Not so many car in the road, we can drive fast there. In Jakarta the road is like toll road in Lebaran holiday, like desolated road. But, unfortunately we can not drive to fast because the speed limit and camera in the road. The camere will took a photo of us if we exceed the speed limit. And the GPS will said there is camere in 500 m, the speed limit is 80, don’t drive to fast, there is speed bump in 500 m. Sometime the GPS is really annoying because just us in the road but we can not go fast. But we try to follow the rule, we are in another country anyway, we want our trip is save until last day. As I told you before, we just trust the GPS for find our hotel. But it direct us to dead end. The GPS ask us to turn to small road , we trus it and just go until we know that it’s not right, the road is too dark and along the road there are tall grass that I called it “Ilalang” in Indonesia. I don’t know what it in Eglish is. So scary , so we decide to go back to the road before we turn to the dead end. We just going straigt, and the GPS calculate the road, and I think know we are in the correct road. We drive and finally arrive there. After lost in scary road, finally. We can take a rest there.
We plan to sleep in Korean traditional way, that’s why in Jeju we book this kind of hotel. That is our room and our bed. The bed actually so thin, and because we never sleep in thin bed before it make our back hurt at the morning when we wake up. Although the hotel is in traditional concept, it still have air con, TV, internet acces, computer, microwave. So if you have frozen food or want to heat some food you can use the microwave that located in the dining room. In kasang tobang, we will get breakfast, it is free already include I think it the room price. The breakfast menu is always Abalone porridge with some side dish like kimchi. There are also some computer with internet access. So, if you want to find some info, or maybe transfer your photo from camera to your portable hard disk you can use the computer freely. The big problem of this place is, the bathroom is like public bathroom in Korea. We will bath together with another guest. Because of that we decide to wake up early in the morning and we take a bath before another guest is wake up. And for tonight, we just clean our face, and brush our tooth, and then go to sleep.
So, our trip in Day 3 is over. I hope it can help anybody that plan to go to Jeju too. Ask me if you want to know something, maybe I can help. ^^
By : Lil Sis