Visiting South Korea is a dream come true. I went there just by myself with my luggage, small camera and tripod. Before going to Korea, I applied for visa in Jakarta and waited for 5-days to process.
With the help of Ms. Dinda (referred by a mutual friend working in Anantara Uluwatu) who booked for my flight to Jakarta, Jeju & Seoul plus my accommodation in South Korea.
She sent an email of Seoul booklet and I wrote down possible places to visit nearby my accommodation. I studied Seoul subway too (it is really complicated, too many lines).
She did a great job especially in booking for cheap flights and finding accommodation which fits to my budget. Though, challenges arise before this trip, still we manage to finalize my South Korea holiday trip.
I spent 3-nights in Jeju, flew back to Seoul for 1-day visit and back to Bali on October 19.
How I survived in Jeju Island? Well, I google the interesting places, learned the bus timings and know where the bus stop is.
Fortunately, I have Korean (can speak English) roommate in Gongcheonpo Olle Guesthouse. Her name is Bora. So, whenever I am not sure about the bus number and route, I seek help from her. She is so helpful and friendly.
By the way, from Jeju International Airport to Gongcheonpo Olle Guesthouse takes around 1 1/2 hour trip by bus. It is far from the airport but near to the interesting places in Jeju.
My room facing the sea, and I can easily watch sunrise and sunset by merely opening my window pane.
October 17, when I arrived in Seoul (city life). I explore the place right after my arrival in the city. I grab the map, read and follow the route. Whenever I feel that I am lost and couldn’t find the right track, I ask some Koreans waiting on the line too.
I learned from this trip: be brave to ask, be open to learn, and be aware of your environment.
Here are some of the photos taken during my 4-days trip in South Korea:
JEJU ISLAND – 3 nights
the map to trail
view near Oedolgae
the view at the end of the Olle trail 7
Seoul- 1 night
Those who are living in Indonesia and tend to visit South Korea, I may suggest the service of Ms. Dinda. You can send message to her email address: email@example.com
You will surely love the place.