August 8, 2014
We are back in Goyang now. It felt like a long travel day even though it was relatively easy.
Last night we were unable to find the place David had recommended. We were pretty disappointed until we discovered a blood sausage food truck! All she had were different types of blood sausage (or sundae in Korean). So we bought one type first for dinner, took it to a CU (a convenience store chain), bought a bomber of Hite (a Korean beer), and had dinner sitting outside the CU.
The sausage was so good, we decided to get some more and take it back to David’s with us. I guess there was a slight miscommunication because we ended up with a lot more sausage than we intended to get! Oh well, it was so cheap!
This morning we got up, grabbed some donuts at a market, and had some coffee at the place we liked. Then we began the journey to the airport. We walked to a nearby hotel to catch the airport bus and it took us about an hour and a half to get to the airport. Our flight to Seoul was only an hour, but then we had to collect Truman!
Truman was so happy to see us and even happier to leave the animal clinic I’m sure. Apparently they discovered an ear infection while he was there so the vet wanted to check his ear before we left. Truman was not a good sport! We also found out that he barked and whined a lot so we are now researching alternative options for our next trip.
All in all, our trip to Jeju was great. It can be a little difficult to get around, but we mastered the buses by the time we left and the taxis – when you can flag one down – are cheap. If we had to do it again I would do it one of two ways: stay in a nice hotel and just relax or rent a car so we can drive ourselves around and stop when we want. I think doing an Olle is a great way to see a different part of the island, so I’m really glad we did that. Unfortunately, a lot of the natural beauty is overshadowed by the fact that there are swarms of tourists just out to snap a photo and get back on their tour bus. However, I think we did a good job of seeing some of the sights and just enjoying the island. We also had an outstanding couchsurfing host and he really helped make our stay better. Thanks, David!