Haha just kidding! I'm still in Korea. Today I decided to visit Petite France. Petite France is a little French inspired theme village. It was designed to teach children about the European culture. It is a really cute place, but seems like a place for couples and families. There is a lot to see here, so I would suggest having a good 2 hours to look around. There are music concerts, puppet shows, mime performances, theatres, antique galleries with French dolls and lots more. So, I recently bought a selfie stick, so I finally got to put it to use.
*selfie stick- a monopod stick that holds cellphone and cameras and extends to take selfies.
Tuesday, September 9th
On our last day I slept in until about 10 am. There was a free tour added of the Dokdo Museum and a temple, but I was drained with the hot weather, waking up early and hiking so I decided to stay back. After the tour I met up with my co-workers and went for lunch. Everything is expensive on the island. We all really wanted meat, since we didn't really have meat all weekend. So we went out for BBQ, which was okay, nothing special. After eating, I wanted to spend more time around the harbor since I didn't really get to experience much.
This is a picture of squid drying. As I mentioned before, Ulleungdo is famous for their squid! The gut live squid in the market here and cut it into pieces to eat raw, grilled and fried.
Monday, September 8
Today is actually Chuseok. Which is like Thanksgiving in North America. So a lot of things were closed. But we going to see the Bongnae waterfall. Half of the group paid extra money to go to Dokdo, which is an island that Korea and Japan are fighting over. Japan says it belongs to them but history shows that it is Korean territory. You aren't actually allowed of the island just on the port. It's supposed to be very scenic as well. But I didn't really want to pay an extra $50 to take pictures of an island I can't explore. Also they were only there for about 30 minutes.
In the distance you can see a bridge which connects to another uninhabited island. Apparently it was a rough hike so I didn't end up coming back here, even though I wanted to see it.
Sunday, September 7th
So we started the day very early. After breakfast, we left the hotel around 8 am to take a tour of the island. We drove through the coastal highway which are along the sea so there was so much great scenery. There is so many beautiful rock and caves made from the volcano. We stopped at a one of the towns to look at turtle rock. I couldn't really see why this rock looked like a turtle...others could but I guess it's just our different perspectives.
Saturday, September 6th
So, after watching the sunset we all got breakfast in the town of Dongdae where the ferry terminal is located. We had about an hour to kill because the ferry didn't leave until 9 am i believe. I had the WORST Kimbap ever, but that was one of the only places open so I had no choice. Kimbap is the Korean version of sushi. Yuck!
After breakfast we headed down to the ferry terminal where we got our tickets for the 3 hour ferry ride to Ulleungdo. The ferry ride was pretty calm, I was a little apprehensive just because of what happened earlier this year with the Sewol ferry accident. But obviously they won't make the same mistake twice. I slept most of the 3 hour ride, so I don't remember much of it. I just know when I woke up I was still dead tired. This picture is right after getting off the ferry.
Okay, so I just just back from my Adventure Korea trip to Ulleungdo Island for 4 days/3 nights. So, I will be writing 4 different posts based on what I did every day since there is a lot to talk about. Like I mentioned before Ulleungdo is an extinct volcanic Island so it is very scenic. We left Friday night on the 5th. I went with two of my co-workers. This trip was a package with Adventure Korea so we didn't have to worry about booking any ferry's or hotels. We all met at the express bus terminal in Seoul then we took a coach bus to Chuam Beach to watch the sunrise, then make our way to Mukho Ferry Terminal. We took some pictures while we were watching on the bus because we are nerds!
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