Jeju Island, Day Two.

Day Two was just as jam packed as the first day. Maybe more so. Before woke up early, so I got up and went for a walk along the beach. “Selfie with the sunrise.” It was a nice, peaceful, relaxing moment before the business of the day set in.

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We started off going to Manjanggul Cave, which is a lava tunnel. It was pretty cool. Literally and figuratively, not to mention wet. I almost twisted my ankle. Considering I have already done something to my ankle (I don’t know what, but too much walking aggravates it), I was pretty lucky I didn’t do worse to it.

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Then we went to Yongnuni Oreum Creator. 용눈이오름.  It means “Dragon Eye Mountain.”  Supposedly it looks like the shape of a dragon lying down. We only had 40 or so minutes here, and since my ankle was bothering me I decided to only walk for 20 minutes one way and they turn around and head back down. So….I didn’t make it to the top.  But, I still got a pretty incredible view.

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Then we went horseback riding. This was one of the “optional” stops. Of course I did it. Never been on a horse before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I won’t lie, I was a bit nervous sitting on top of such a large animal.  Nervous, but not overly worried. They took about 8 of us out at a time, maybe it was 6, with one trainer who would command the horses what to do. Basically we started out with them walking, then a slow trot, and then a bit of a gallop. They did exactly what he told them. They didn’t even really give us any instructions, but maybe that was more of a language barrier thing.

I’d do it again. I thought the ride was going to be 20 minutes, but it was only 5.  Too short, a bit disappointing.

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Then lunch at a Folk Village. Nothing really special or overly exciting.  Lunch was good, although there seemed to be some confusion over who ordered what when the lady brought us our food, initially.  Call it more experience with the Korean way of sharing food. lol.

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Then,we went to a beach. But only for about an hour.  There was a spot to take off and leave your shoes before walking on the sand. Unfortunately I didn’t see it before I dropped my shoes and socks in the water. Sigh. Good thing I had brought my flip flops in my bag so I had something else to wear on my feet.

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Next stop, Oidolgae Rock for cliff diving. No, I did not cliff dive.  I may be “the adventurous one” but I kind of like breathing.  I don’t think I’d do a very good job of cliff diving considering the last time I tried to use a rope swing. Thanks, but no thanks.

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Next we went to Jeongbang Waterfall, which was probably my favorite stop of the whole weekend.  I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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After that it was back to the pension.  Time in the evening to relax and eat dinner.  For those of you interested in food pictures, here are a few.  I didn’t have the grilled pork, but didn’t actually take a picture of my seafood stew. It was good.

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Squid Ink pasta and red wine.

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That’s all for this installment.  Laters!

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