Day 2: Appreciating Mother Nature in Jeju Island
12 June 2013
Breakfast! We are so glad that the hostel provides breakfast. The weather was cooling so we decided to have our breakfast outside on the balcony with this view.
Our first stop. Jeongbang Waterfall!
The view that welcomed us. We had to go down a whole lot of steps to be closer to the waterfall.
I was so glad that the weather was cloudy and cooling. The view on the way down was spectacular as well.
We are finally here!
We had to go through a lot of rocks to get there but fortunately the rocks were not slippery and I was able to go nearer to the waterfall without falling down. This is a great accomplishment because we all know how clumsy I am.
I could really feel the water splashing from the waterfall from where I was standing! On a closer look, I spotted a mini lake-like nearer to the waterfall.
Actually I did not feel like coming up from where I was standing. It was windy and cooling I so love it!
Before we know it, we were on the way up. Only bestie and me walked nearer to the waterfall, the other 2 people on the tour did not.
What we did before leaving…..our usual antics.
On the way to the next stop, we passed by the beach with all these black rocks. Apparently, this is where the woman divers usually dived. That is their livelihood.
We have arrived at the next stop. Actually when Victor stopped the van in the middle of the road, I was wondering why.
Our next stop was to visit this mini canyon like, in the middle of 2 roads. It looks like this from the road.
As we walked further down, we could see more things that was hidden before….
The rocks were exquisite. We were told that it was due to the hot lava that went by this way when the volcano exploded many years ago.
It was so beautiful! This is us before going down the rocky pathway…it was like reverse rock climbing lol.
Finally made it down! It was not easy for me, I had difficulty going down as usual as I could not fully bend my left knee. Therefore, I was really glad that I made it down without slipping or falling down!
See how spectacular the view was! I am glad we went down! Going back up was easier for me even though the rocky way up was pretty steep.
Next stop: The beach with the black sand!
Actually it looked like normal beach except the sand was black. This was also due to the ashes formed during the volcano eruption many years ago. Due to that, no one swims on this beach.
Can’t swim but we can still do jump shot!
This beach was actually connected to the mini canyon and there were people going kayaking.
We were finally on the way to the famous Sunrise Peak. Victor actually stopped at this place where we could view Sunrise Peak from a distance. That was where we saw this horse trying to eat the car. So cute haha.
The view of Sunrise Peak from a distance!
We are here at the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Sunrise Peak.
I sooo love the green pastures! I have always had this weird dream of just lying on the grass and staring at the blue sky.
We walked a few steps up and we could already see a spectacular view.
I really wanted to climb up all the way to the peak but being breathless while seeing this, I changed my mind. Lol.
We decided to walk up a little more…the view was still gorgeous!
It was also windy so it was really nice to just sit and enjoy the view.
Look at all the steps!!
Shall I roll down instead…hehe..
The sea was gorgeous too from where we were standing…
Even without climbing to the peak, we could still enjoy the beauty surrounding it.
In love with this view.
We met a new friend from Moscow, Russia, Pavel who helped us take these photos of us together.
The view from the helicopter…I figured that it wouldn’t worth it to climb all the way up and not see THIS view. Haha.
We could see Udo Island and there was a actually a history behind it.
One last photos before returning to the entrance.
Time for lunch! Fish and vegetables!
After lunch we were transported back in time to visit traditional korean homes.
There are actually people living in the houses. The whole village was quiet and peaceful.
They stacked up the rocks to make it look like fence. These rock-like fence surrounds almost every house we saw. This place looks like a battle ground.
Kampung life! I like! Vegetable garden….
A pond full of algae…
Fresh lilies at the side walk….
And my bestie dancing in the street. Its a perfect combination!
The day was over and we headed back to rest. We decided to take about 1 hour break before going out for dinner. Since we had some time, we decided to explore the garden at the back of our guest house.
The thing that we have been dying to do. Sit on swing on the front porch!
I have always wanted a swing like this at home but of course its impossible since we all live in tiny flats back home.
The front view from the swing.
The stairs that will lead us to the garden at the back of the guest house.
We are in the garden and we could see the whole guest house!
Flowers, flowers, flowers everywhere!
There was a vegetable garden too. We were wondering who takes care of the garden. It seems like a lot of work.
This is our room from the garden!
Time for dinner. We were driven to the town area and we decided to try another restaurant out. This is really healthy anchovy noodle.
Guess who bumped into at the restaurant! He was leaving for Seoul the next day so it was nice to have dinner together. He even paid for our dinner! So nice..
We had some time again so we went for dessert! Frozen yogurt!!! I like!!
It was quite a long day with all the climbing so it was good to head back earlier and rest (and watch movies via our tablet haha) before another day of sight seeing.