A Day in Jeju

The South Korean island of Jeju (formerly Cheju) lies directly off the south coast.  Jeju airlines had an incredible sale on fares.  The two of us flew round trip for under 100 USD.  We only had one day to explore so chose and interesting UNESCO heritage location and headed out by bus.  The ride was interesting as it alternated between villages, the coast, and through farm areas.  It was quite easy to get around even though the Maro Guesthouse was a little out of the way.  Taxi driver called to get exact directions.  We each have stored value Korean Travel cards.  We use the same card all over Seoul, Busan, and on Jeju buses.

Here is a pictorial summary.

Evening flight from Busan Gimhae Airport
Evening flight from Busan Gimhae Airport
Day begins with a homemade breakfast
Day begins with a homemade breakfast
Fried Eggs ala C_in_B
Fried Eggs ala C_in_B
Take a picture of the bus stop to show driver on return.
Take a picture of the bus stop to show driver on return.
The Quest: Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak
The Quest: Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak
Unesco Natural Heritage
Unesco Natural Heritage
On the way up
On the way up
From the peak
From the peak
On the way down
On the way down
Heading down overlooking Seongsan Port
Heading down overlooking Seongsan Port
And Down
And Down
And down somemore
And down somemore
Leaving Jeju in the early morning rain with a wave goodbye from the ground crew
Leaving Jeju in the early morning rain with a wave goodbye from the ground crew

Busan and Jeju Island
Busan and Jeju Island