Thursday, October 14, 2010

Birthday Bust...

Well the short of my birthday weekend was that it was just terrible... But I can't just say that now can I? This is a bit of a pessimistic post. You've been warned, so if you like just jump ahead to the pictures! :) Here's the pro's and con's of our trip to Jeju Island...


Our room had an ocean front view.
It was nice to see grass and trees!
We really enjoyed the quiet.
We can say, "We've been there."


Hardly anyone spoke English.
We never saw a beach!
Our "free" breakfast was seaweed soup, runny scrambled eggs, cold poached eggs in vinegar, kimchi, bulgogi (beef in soy sauce), rice, salad, and dehydrated anchovies and squid.
We rented a car and drove around the entire island and still found nothing to do or see.
The cleaning lady threw away our plane tickets!
The only restaurants were shishimai (raw fish served with kimchi and rice)
The only places we ate were the hotel's free breakfast, Duncan Donuts, Pizza Hut and McDonald's.
No malls or shopping area's to speak of.
Photo opportunities were few and far between seeing as how the island isn't beautiful...
And last but certainly not least, we completely wasted money going there.

I am an optimist and can see the good in nearly anything but this trip/23rd birthday was the worst! Now for the few pictures I did take while we there. 

 This is what the entire island looked like...

 And this is what the towns looked like...
 No beach... anywhere.

So that's as close as I got to the water. All in all you've seen Jeju Island. Here's hoping the next post will a bit cheerier!

1 comment:

  1. At least it's a birthday you won't forget. Sorry it was a bust.