Korea Day 2 Part I - Jeju Island

Friday, December 28, 2012

Porridge to start the day. Look how the kids loaded their porridge with seaweed!

Our first stop - Jeju Haenyeo Museum

Haenyeo refers to female divers who dive into the ocean water to gather various shellfish, seaweed, etc, without using any underwater diving equipment. A haenyeo carries only a pair of goggles, a round ball-like tube to keep her balance, and a basket to put her collections in.

The tools they used

I really can't imagine how the haenyeo could be so scantily dressed and still able to brave the sea to make a living for the family!

At the outdoor, they spotted a cool ship "playground"

After gaining knowledge on the tough life of Jeju Sea Lady and the life and culture of these women divers, we proceed to our next scenic stop - Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak. It rose from under the sea in a volcanic eruption over 100,000 years ago. This is also one of the seven natural wonders in the world. The view was breathtaking especially when we hiked all the way to the top!

Our tour group

Decide to have a piggy back knowing the road ahead is long

On our way down the hill

 After the hike, our stomach was growling and timely to have grilled pork! Yums Yums!

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