Lots to do in Jeju

We have stopped in Jeju many times now.  Unfortunately, this port always has fallen on a show day, so instead of sightseeing, we have just gotten coffee and good internet.  Due to a storm last cruise, we ended up in Jeju a day early, meaning we could actually explore!

Waterfall #1

Waterfall #1

Some friends and I rounded up 3 cabs to take us around the island.  We drove for nearly an hour to get to the first destination: a beautiful waterfall.  After wandering around and taking mass amounts of photos, we got back in the cabs and went to see the volcanic rocks along the coast.  There was information about the different kinds of rocks, a statue filled promenade, and random figurines.

Volcanic rock

Volcanic rock

Dolphin!

Dolphin!

Our third stop was Chocolate Land!  It’s a chocolate café, museum, and school all in one!  A few of us decided to take the chocolate class, and were able to melt chocolate, pour it into molds, and take home our homemade confections.  In case you haven’t noticed, I am a chocoholic, so this was heaven for me.

Chocolate school

Chocolate school

We ended the day at another waterfall.  We weren’t able to get as close to the fall at this location, but there were other beautiful sights to see, including a large bridge and 2 smaller waterfalls.

Waterfall #2

Waterfall #2

Driving back to the ship, we laughed at the plethora of other activities in Jeju.  There is a Safari Museum, a Women Diver’s Museum, a Dinosaur Museum, which confused a friend of mine (“I thought dinosaurs were extinct?”), and an erotic park called Loveland.  There is also an art museum and planetarium, in case we decide to go somewhere “normal” next time!

Beautiful bridge

Beautiful bridge

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s