Day 5: Seoul
Highlight of the Day: Kimchi Making, Blue House and Flying to Jeju Island
There were heavy snow throughout the night so it was a sea of white that welcome us in the morning.
Our first stop is a kimchi making school where we tried making our own kimchi, Korea’s most famous dish.
On the same school, we were allowed to choose and where a Hanbok, traditional korean dress and pose for a photo taking.
Afterwards, we were brought outside the Blue House, Korea’s version of White House, we just stayed outside and play with snow.
Our lunch for today, yum, yum.
In the afternoon, we took a plane ride and and arrived at Jeju Island at night where we were brought directly yo Teddy Bear Museum.
A BIG hug from a giant teddy before before we end the night.
We check in at Lotte Hotel, but before going to our room, we decided to roam around the hotel for a while.
The is a skating with the famous windmill at the background.
Day 6: Jeju Island
Highlight of the Day: Seongsan Sunrise Peak, Seongeuo Folk Village & Yongduam Rock
We were awaken by a very nice view from the balcony of our hotel
The windmills with the Pacific Ocean at the background.
We were first brought to Seongsan Sunrise Peak, the name Seongsan means “castle hill” in korean, comes from its sloping form resembling a grand castle.
The spectacular view of the island from the top
It is the perfect spot to watch the sunrise, and is thus called Seongsan Ilchulbong (sunrise)
After the very tiring hiking, you feel like rolling down the steps going back.
We were then given the opportunity to pick seasonal fruits as many as we want.
Oh I think we were instructed to pick just two, ;-p
We then went to another place where we went horseback riding.
There were no animals hurt during this photo shoot ;-p
We were then brought to Seongeup Folk Village, which has a perfectly preserved korean tradition.
Apparently, this place was used during the taping of the famous korean series Jang Geum
Next stop is the place called “Mysterious Road” wherein you will experience of going uphill while the vehicle engine is off.
I am more intrigue with the things being sold on the sidewalks of this mysterious road.
Mystery solve, my tummy was happy 😉
Next was Yongduam Rock or Dragon Head Rock, a symbol of Jeju.
Said to be in the shape of a dragon’s head that lies on the beautiful seashore in Jeju.
A temple in the middle of Jeju
Such a grand seafood dinner, all fresh from the waters of Jeju
Day 7: Jeju to Seoul to Singapore
After arriving from Jeju in the morning, we were then brought to Myeongdong and Sinchon shopping street for last minute souvenir shopping before our flight back to Singapore later in the day.
The temperature is still very cold at the middle of the day
And just like that, one week has passed and holidays are over. Waiting at Incheon International Airport for our flight back to Sngapore.