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Volcano part 2

Yesterday was my last day in Jeju island, and I wasn't sure what to do. I don't have patience for long and confusing bus rides, where you have to change buses, so I just settled for a long one. I decided to return to the volcano called Seongsan Ilchulbong, which I visited my second day here, and hope for better views.

So I got on the bus for the 1 1/2 hour bus ride.

First the bus arrived at a field of flowers, which there we're lots of cars parked, since some Korean soap opera was filmed here at one point. Across the street is a beach used for horseback riding. I wanted to stop here before, but this time I got off the bus.


Next the bus reached the volcano, and once again, walked to the entrance, bought a ticket, and walked up all the stairs to the top, which took about 45 minutes to the hour.

It was a nicer day-not to be confused with a nice day. it was a cloudy, very windy 60 degrees, and I had a great view. I could see the surrounding mountains, as well at the crater of the volcano, which now was filled with lush vegetation. There was a commanding view of the sea and towns around. I was glad to be able to catch the view this time.


After standing there for a while, I went back to the base of the volcano, and decided to view the diving show again with the elderly ladies. Now, however, the show was cancelled, because the seas we're too rough. I then had lunch at a seafood restaurant. it was good, but by now it was only about 3:00-and I wasn't sure what to do with the rest of the day. It was now cold, windy, and raining-so I decided to go to a indoor market near by where I went previously. i walked around looking at the various vendors, and eating some snacks. I then walked down the hill to the hostel, and took a nap for a few hours. Then I took a walk at night-this time bundled up with a sweater and regular shoes, and saw the waterfall and bridge at night.


Posted by DavidPearlman 14:47 Archived in South Korea

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