We got up very early at around 3.30am in the morning. Outside our hotel, we saw a bus that probably belongs to a production house. Most probably, there was a drama or film shooting in Jeju. It is one of the most popular setting and top honeymoon destination. Our goal for that day was to climb Seongsan Ilchubong to watch the sunrise but seeing the endless steps that starts from the foothill to the peak, I made the decision to forgo climbing with the rest. Instead, I spent the time exploring the foothill and observing the Hanyeo ahjummas at work.
By the time my friends and Zaza got down , the almost empty and serene hill was suddenly full of buses and chatty tourists from coutries like China and Japan. We were glad that we came earlier and got the whole place to ourselves.
At the foothill, there are some shops catering to tourists. I bought a lot of souvenirs at one shop and some beauty products at a cosmetic shop. For breakfast, we had banana milk and shrimp burgers.
Then we made our way to Seopjikaji but along the way, we stopped by the Rapeseed field to take more selfies amidst a sea of flowers dancing and swaying in the breeze. I felt like I was in a scene of Little House on the Prairie....!
Our next destination is Seopjikaji in Seogwipo which is about an hour from Seongsan. It is the setting for several kdramas, including All In (Song Hye Kyo and Lee Byung Hyun). The coastline is beautiful, dotted with seaside resorts and hotels. There are a few stalls selling seafood and ice cream. We tried the grilled octopus, dipped in chilli sauce. Yummy!
After taking hundreds of selfies and wefies along the hilly path, we left Seopjikaji to have lunch near Seongsan. As usual, we ate seafood again. after a scrumptious asam pedas and generous helping of delicious mini achovies, we went to take more pictures outside, with Seongsan Ilchubong in the background.
Next, we went to Kimnyong Maze Park in the north-eastern part of Jeju where the best thing there was the free wifi! The maze was not that hard since we could find our way out in about 15 minutes. The view from flyover bridge is awesome. The flowers are colourful and pretty. There are also several traditional games that you can try.
We stopped by the so-called Mysterious Road where a strange thing exists. The road is even but if you lay down a pepsi can on the road, it will roll away by itself. When Wak switched off the engine, the car began to move by itself as if being pulled by a magnetic force or something. The stranger thing is, it only lasts for about 100 metres! Mysterious, isn't it....? There is also another attraction there by the name of Love Land but for obvious reasons (ahem!), we decided to skip it. ;)
We had dinner after we left the maze park. The star of the meal is fresh abalone that was still squirming in the hot stew. I would have tried it if I didn't see it alive just a minute before. In the end, the abalone went to our guide, Wak.
After three days of exploring the wonders of Jeju, it was time to pack our bags, check out from Hera Hotel the next morning, said goodbye to Wak and thanked him for being our guide before taking a flight to Busan. It would be our last stopover before we went back to Malaysia. Bye bye Jeju. I will definitely come again!
Next chapter - One Day adventure in Busan. Stay tune!