Jeju Royal Hotel
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When we decided to go to Jeju we knew that it was South Koreas biggest island, but we had no idea just how big it was. We expected a little island with pretty beaches and a small town. What we actually arrived on was an Island metropolis 73km long and 41 km wide with a population of 580,000 and everything you would expect to find in a big city, including a huge modern shiny airport.
We struck gold with our hostel, Yeha City Hall is the sort of place that ...
We checked-in to our December Hotel and we really liked it. After washing up a little and performed jama' prayers, we went out to rent a bike from Mr. Lee's bike shop. We took a cab and it cost only about 4,000w. Renting the bike was an easy affair too. Mr. Lee and his wife (very traditional, true, Korean beauty *_*) were really helpful in showing us the places we should go, more like planning for us which day and ...
... it very difficult. We had a great chat and they were quite concerned and looked after me until it came time to board. We had to take turns in the elevator and I ended up cycling out to the ferry first and then waited for them so we could load all three bikes at once. It was much easier loading the bikes on the car decks and I was able to leave my two big panniers and one small one on the bike.
When we got upstairs I discovered I hadn't been given a bed ...
... of them.
My second day in Jeju, I conquered Mt. Hallasan. To get up the mountain there are 2 different trails that lead all the way to the top. On the way up I took the long trail that was about 9 km, and on the way down I took the shorter one that was about 8 km. The flaw in this plan was that at the end of the shorter trail I had to walk 4 km to the bus stop, so by the end of the day I hiked about 21 km!! Koreans love the outdoors, and they love their outdoor gear. All ...
... was OK and our rented car was waiting for us at the airport too :-)
Highlights of the first (half) day:
- Jeju city
- Sanbangsan mountain, Dragon Head rock and Hamel ship exhibition
- Hwasun black sand beach and volcanic flows
- Jungmun resort
- Jeongbang waterfall (closed)
- Cheonjiyeon waterfall
- Oedeolgae solitaire rock
- Seogwipo harbor and Saeyeongyo bridge