This is a very late, very last post about our big trip from two months ago.
We had only a few days in Seoul before heading home. One thing I really wanted to do on this trip was to take Maia to a Pororo theme park since Pororo was her favorite TV show.
The last thing we got to see before going to the airport was the aquarium in Coex mall.
Overall the trip went well. The flight home went fairly smoothly but the jet lag the following week was totally brutal.
My mom generously agreed to watch Beanbean in Daegu while Tom, Grace, and I went to Jejudo, a subtropical volcanic island to the south.
The island is dotted with hundreds of volcanic cones called oreum. We visited one called Sangumburi that has gorgeous fields of silver grass and a hike to a view of the crater.
We also went to Minsokchon, a kind of recontructed traditional Jeju folk village. We thought it would be hokey, but it was very well done.
Not sure what this arena is for, but Beanbean would have been all about it:
Pictures don’t do justice to our beautiful hike on Hallasan, the mountain that dominates Jejudo. We chose a course that took about 5 hours, but next time I want to summit! That would take more like 8 hours.
Of course, we ate lots of yummies. Our first night we had an amazing and inexpensive barbeque feast.
Jejudo is known for its tangerines.
Cuttlefish bread on a stick? Don’t mind if I do.
Tom wanted 수제비, a soup with pieces of rice dough, so we found this little hole-in-the-wall one-woman-does-it-all restaurant.
What are these?
I’ll ask my mom.
Sea squirts! Tom almost embarrassed himself by asking the restaurateur if it was a peanut. They were definitely weird and I won’t be seeking them out to try again…
We walked along the beautiful coastline next to our lodging before heading to the airport to go back to the mainland.
I hope we will be back!