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By kanannie

Jeju Island Is For (Food) Lovers

On 11, Jun 2013 | No Comments | In Korea, Travel | By kanannie

When we told people that we were going to South Korea for one leg of our RTW trip, almost everyone who was familiar with SK told us that we had to visit Jeju Island. They waxed poetic about the natural beauty of “honeymoon island” so we decided to check it out.

Jeju sunset.

Sunset over Jeju Island

Jeju is a small tropical island off the tip of South Korea and with airfares under $100 USD and a flight time of about 1 hour from Seoul, it’s great for a long weekend or a short side-trip. We spent 3 nights on Jeju Island and I’m proud to say that we ate most of the dishes that the island is known for. I’ll get into that later.

Blue lagoon at Cheonjeyeon Waterfall.

Blue lagoon at Cheonjeyeon Waterfall. I think it’s dye because that blue is just not natural.

Farmers harvesting garlic.

Harvesting garlic. Koreans looooove their garlic.

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By kanannie

Eastern Dream: A Ferry Tale

On 10, Jun 2013 | One Comment | In Travel | By kanannie

How to get from South Korea to Russia without flying

Sunset over North Korea (We didn’t actually see NK but it’s over there somewhere.)

If you want to get to Russia from South Korea and you don’t want to fly in a rusty old tin can of an airplane or pay a ridiculous amount of money to fly on Korean Airlines I’d recommend the Eastern Dream ferry from Donghae to Vladivostok. It’s operated by a Korean company called DBS Ferry and connects Japan, South Korea and Russia.
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