Back to Korea!

We got to Seoul in the afternoon and then headed to a friend of a friend’s place on the other side of the city. It took about 2 hours to get from the airport to her apartment on the subway system! Once we got there and dropped our stuff off, we headed out right away. We had planned to be in Seoul for an extra day and wanted to do a few things. Our time was cut short, but we still wanted to try to do something. There was this really cool digital art museum that Karima was telling me about called the Paik Nam Joon Art Center. On our way there, we met a college student that was really nice and helpful. He walked us all the way to the museum after we got off the subway and went inside with us. We found out that the museum is putting up a new display and isn’t open… That would’ve been nice to know before! Oh well.

While walking, we went by this tire shop and I noticed that they had a statue outside and I thought to myself, “What a strange place for that.” As we got closer, I noticed it was made out of tires!! Brilliant!! Haha!

Clever!

Clever!

We made our way back to Kristin’s place and took her out for dinner for letting us stay with her. We had some oh-sam-gyup-sal (some kind of 3-layered pork), which was pretty good, but not as good as the sam-gyup-sal I’ve had on Jeju. Then we went to a little bakery shop to get some dessert and spent the rest of the night chatting and eating!

We slept in the next morning… LATE!! Then Kristin made us some delicious breakfast (well can probably be considered lunch since it was around 11-ish when we got up). Then she left for work and we had to head to the airport for our afternoon flight… We thought we’d have plenty of time to get to the airport if we left at 1:30, but while we were making our way through the subway system and making all the transfers, I soon realized we weren’t going to make it. Make that the 2nd missed flight of our trip. At least here in Korea our tickets transfer, so we only had to pay an extra ₩40,000 (about $35 USD).

Waiting to go home to Jeju!

Waiting to go home to Jeju!

Once we finally got back to our little home in Seogwipo, I finished off the night with Mac ‘n’ Cheese, some New Girl episodes, and a lovely little Skype date with mi mama!!

Olle 1

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Back to Jeju life and my Olle adventures!! The morning after I landed, my friend, Leo, and I met up to hike Olle 1! It was a chilly, cloudy day, but no rain! Woo hoo! We climbed up an oreum and had a lovely view!! We also came across a building completely covered in abalone shells! Strange!

How long do you think it took to collect all the shells and put them on? Haha

How long do you think it took to collect all the shells and put them on? Haha

The trail also goes along the coast near Seongsan Ilchulbong, otherwise known as Sunrise Peak, and could see Udo Island. It’s so beautiful in that area! We finished the 15.6 km course in 3 1/2 hours!

Coming up to Sunrise Peak!

Coming up to Sunrise Peak!

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A beautiful mural near the port!

Some new friends we made at the end!

Some new friends we made at the end!

Finisheee!!

Finisheee!!

I spent all day Sunday unpacking and cleaning my room… Always a good time! Haha

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