Many of you will remember the horrible ferry disaster that occurred in April of this year when 300 people were killed. This ferry had been heading from the Korean mainland to Jeju Island.
Jeju Island is one of the nine provinces of South Korea, and it is located about 80 kms (50 miles) south of the mainland.
Jeju Island at the bottom of this map.
Jeju Island measures approximately 73 kms (45 mi) across, east to west, and 41 kms (25 mi) from north to south. This might be the only time that we rent a car while we're there. Public transportation seems relatively easy on the mainland, but it might be more convenient on the island to have a car for a day or two.
It's become a popular tourist spot for both mainland Koreans and vacationers from both China and Japan. But there is an English presence as well, as can be seen from the island's official website...
There is also a hiking trail that goes all around the island. It consists of 21 interconnected routes, 5 sub routes, and even a spur that leads to the islands international airport! Hmm. Maybe we won't need a rental car! Just kidding. Each interconnected route is about 16 kms, so maybe we'll hike a couple of those while we're there.
Not showing you any photos of the island! You'll have to wait until we're actually there. Boy, we're starting to get itchy feet. Three months ago we were glad to finally settle in one spot for a while, but that feeling has pretty much passed!. Now we're pretty much ready to get on the go again.
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