Footprint on Jeju Island, South Korea
Having been in Japan for many years, It feels really colorful in Korea, there is a strong sense of colors on everywhere: fashion on the street, signage, buildings, etc. I really had a great time visiting and shooting around Jeju Island, a popular vacation spot and honeymoon destination for Koreans. The place is great for nature & outdoor activities, a drive along the coast, and above all, affordable, tasty seafood. After 2 days/ nights, we had a brief stay in Seoul before returning home.
Jeju offers several nature attractions, notably Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak, Jeongbang Falls and Mangjanggul Cave. Places are quite far apart from one another, it is a good idea to hire a taxi for the whole day, we used Jeju Taxi Tour KJ. Although he is fluently versed in English, we had no problem communicating with him. Importantly he will provide extra service to guide your photo pose at each location, we are too embarrassed to post it here.
Nearby Jeongbang Falls, there are a few old ladies/ ajumma setting up a large tent where they sell fresh seafood. Make your pick and she will cut them up right onto your plate. Many interesting creatures we didn't get to try, but seems many Koreans were having a great meal there.
We picked Jeju Shilla Stay Hotel as our base, it is located in the center of shopping street giving an easy access on foot to the local restaurants. To get a taste of street scene and souvenirs, Jeju Dongmun traditional market is a good place to explore for a couple of hours. You can buy anything from Jeju oranges to fresh seafood and Korean spices.
Then we returned to Seoul on 3rd day, after wandering around Myeongdong and Hongdae, we had a great Korean bbq dinner at Sariwon, the only complaint was we had to order for a minimum of two-serving portion so we couldn't try many different type of meat.