Friday, 31 May 2013

11th April 2013 - Beautiful 지두청사 (우두봉 )

The city tour bus left shortly after we got off.  
Assuming I have the correct interpretation... 
It was almost 1.20pm when I reached here.  
Fine, that means the next bus no. 17 will come along at 1.50pm??

The first stop on the island tour was 지두청사 (우두봉 ) Jiduchungsa 地頭靑莎.
The tour bus turned into a carpark and I saw a sea of yellow from a distance! 

Hohooooo so excited!
Instead of heading to 지두청사 (우두봉 ), I walked towards the yellow field ^^


I felt the rapeflowers were prettier in Udo than the ones in Jeju becos the rapeflowers in Udo were more concentrated. Whereas the ones that I saw in Jeju were more scattered.   This is not a very big field but its so lovely!

I walked towards 지두청사 (우두봉 ). Actually, I have no idea this is one of the attractions, 지두청사 (우두봉 ). I did not do much research on Udo becos I couldn't find much information in English about the city tour attractions. Despite that, I thought this place was kinda familiar. Yeah, I came across this place on the internet and this was the place I wanted to visit ^^

Very strong wind here..

That's 성선일줄봉 Sunrise Peak/Seongsan Ilchulbong!

Saw the yellow fields there?
I want to go there!! I want to be there!!!
But I didn't ㅠㅠ 
ㅠㅠ ㅠㅠ

It was rather steep up there.

It was time to go back to the carpark for my bus. 

There is an eatery near the carpark. 
I saw one of Udo's specialty here.  
우드 땅콩 아이스크림 Udo peanut flavoured ice cream  Woohoooo
Great! I still have time for a cup of ice cream ^^
I wonder what is the second option, 제주백년초아이스크림.  
Was it cactus flavoured ice cream?
The third option is 제주감귤아이스크림. 
 I think that is citrus/orange flavoured ice cream.

Peanut flavoured ice cream at KRW2000.
This ice cream does not has the creamy texture which I preferred.
Tasted ok but not as fantastic as I thought.

Bought these snacks becos I heard that Udo peanuts are extra crunchy and nice.
I agreed they tasted yummy but felt that the comments were kinda overstated.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

11th April 2013 - Udo tour

Good weather but cold due to the strong wind.

An 아저씨 came up to me and gave me a massage on the shoulder. He was joking and laughing with his group of his friends mainly 아줌마, and he suddenly turned to me. He did not realised I am a foreigner and asked jokingly, "좋지?" I don't know whether is it appropriate for me to reply, "좋다" but I did ㅎㅎ  He meant no harm I think..

He was so surprised that I am actually a foreigner and asked the usual questions such as, where am I from etc  He asked me to join him and his friends. I thanked and rejected him politely ㄱㄱ The arrow is pointing to the island tour bus ticket counter. Just walk straight and it will be on your right.

우도 牛島 or Cow Island has its name because it looks like a cow lying down. Before I began my updates on Udo island, I must thank The Lost Wonderer for her informative blog, which had been a great help for my Jeju trip ^^  Thank you!

That's the ATV!
It looks fun and I wanted so much to try on it but I think I better not.

The island tour bus counter is opposite this shop. Well, its not captured in this picture.

관광버스 sounds so much like the pronounciation in Mandarin, 觀光巴士。
This is the island tour bus ticket counter.
Yes, I decided to take the tour bus since time is running out.

The bus tour cost KRW5000.

The staff told me to take this bus.

It was 12.56pm when I boarded the bus. The bus was almost full. The bus driver doubled up as the tour guide. The introduction was in Korean so I did not understand what he was talking but he was very expressive. I could not find any English website on Udo island tour. There was no English brochures about the island tour at 성산항 Seongsan Port either. I saw this schedule on the bus and figured that it should be the four different tourists attractions included in the island tour.
  1. 지두청사 (우두봉 ) Jiduchungsa  地頭靑莎
  2. 동안경굴 (검멀래) Dongankyeonggul  東岸鯨窟
  3. 하고수동해수욕장 Hagosudong beach  河高水洞海水浴場
  4. 서빈백사 (홍조단괴) Seobinbaeksa  西濱白沙
I think 출발시간(분) means the "minutes" that this bus will arrive at the attraction. Hence, the first stop being 지두청사 (우두봉 ) Jiduchungsa 地頭靑莎 should arrive at every 20 and 50 mins. 마감시간 막차 refers to the last bus. Therefore, the last bus to arrive and depart from 두청사 (우두봉 ) Jiduchungsa 地頭靑莎 should be 4.50pm. I might be wrong becos the bus did not arrive on time at all! It wasted so much of my time...hurrr...You will see why in my next post.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

11th April 2013 - Ferry to 우도 Udo

Time for me to get to the ferry.
Omggg...I hate to get out of the building becos it was so cold!

I caught sight of the ferry time table between 성산항 Seongsan Port and Udo near the ferry.
This is a general guide cos it does not state the additonal trips during the peak season. many people returning from Udo.
I think I am so late ㅠㅠ
Oooppss...which ferry should I take?
Fret not becos those guys (as shown by the arrows) will guide you if you are not sure.
They will also need to check your ferry ticket before you board the ferry.
They directed me to take the ferry on the right.
Remember to keep your return ticket well ^^

You can drive your own vehicle to the island.

I went to the upper deck to catch the sea view.

Ehhh...the moment I reached here, my fear of height crept in though it was not that high.
Keeping my distance away from the side...hahahahaaa

Many Koreans started to attract the seagulls by waving food at them.
Wowww...I was so engrossed and forgotten to take a picture of that moment.
But they really come close enough ^^

An unforgettable experience with the Koreans ^^
I think I am the only 외국인 on board but I like! 

Getting ready to disembark.
The trip took about 15mins.
I couldn't even feel the ferry is moving.