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... on Busan. She suggested that we leave our luggage at the train station and explore the nearby Nampo-dong area first. This was quite a challenge as all locker's instruction are in Korean. As independent traveler, we found that not having train time tables, bus schedules, login instruction for free wifi etc. in English was challenging. We hope Korean bureau of tourism will notice this situation and improve it in the future.
... of ourselves. hehehe!
On the way out I spotted a stall selling charcoal grilled octopus. Just for the sake of trying I bought a serving without asking the price. Turned out the price is too expensive and the serving too much! At first it was ok, chewy with natural saltiness but after a while it taste bad, like eating soot. There went our 7,000w straight to the trash. Haha!
On my way home on the bike it was just too windy and too comfy and at some point ...
This morning it was breakfast then time to say goodbye to my South African friends the Harts. Then it was time to pack my panniers, book a guest house in Busan, and catch up on e-mails. The hostel staff were extremely helpful printing off a map for me so I can easily find the Cube Guesthouse in Busan.
Alex also printed off maps to help me find my way to Carla's from Uigeambu.
The girls in then office were ordering lunch from the restaurant on ...
... how the lava flowed from the lines on the walls. It was really amazing how big and cavernous some parts were, up to 23 meters in the highest parts. After the lava caves I went to Songsan Illchebong, or "sunset peak" which is an extinct volcano with a huge crater from where the top was blown off. It was swarming with tourists, but had a very beautiful view on the 20 minutes climb up and from the top. Jeju is also very famous not just for its volcanoes, but also for a unique group of ...
... africa, or anything post colonial.
Then walked a km back to the bus route home. The love affair with jeju has worn off, I dont want to live here as navigation is crazy. Next time I'd probably rent a car if I came with friends. The buses dont go where you want them to, the museums are scattered all over the island, so be prepared to walk across deserted country roads or pay for cabs.
There are more places I want to go like mongolian horse and sword shows ...