|I thought I saw a lion, not a |
dragon, in Yongduam Rock
We spend only half an hour viewing the Yongduam Rock. The temperature had dropped and our stomach started to growl. We left for our dinner at a nearby restaurant. The dinner was a traditional Korean dinner with rice, fish, egg, pork, salad, anchovies and an assortment of kimchi. All the dishes were free flow except the fish and egg. As I bite into the fish, the taste was similar to salted queen-fish taste. So, no loss there even though it was not a free flow dish. We piled up on the kimchi and the meat that were layered and ate with salad. After having filled up our tummy, we headed to our hotel for check in for our night stay in Jeju-do.
We stayed at Hotel Robero, a 3 star hotel in the middle of Jeju City. The service here was not great and the staff did not interacted much, probably because of the lack of communication in English. Before we alighted from the bus, Kent informed us that we were still not done yet for the day. The last agenda - shopping at a nearby shopping complex. 20 minutes after we were assigned our rooms, we re-grouped at the hotel lobby to walk to Jungang Shopping Market, an underground shopping complex selling clothing, accessories, bags, shoes, toys, food and beauty care. Since it was winter, all the clothing were more to winter wear, so we did not find anything worth buying. At the end of the underground market, we went above ground, to a fruit market - Dongmun Market Place. There were many kind of fruits for sale here - Jeju oranges, persimmons, grapes, apples, pears, melons, etc. Since Kent was not with us, the bargaining process was a little bit hard. At first we do not know it was a wholesale market, meaning they only sell large amount but we only wanted to buy some small amount. After realizing they sell wholesale, we decided to pool together with other tour members to buy a big box of Jeju oranges to be shared out. Everyone went back to Hotel Robero happily with some 2 kg bags of oranges.
Here are some pictures I took at the last agenda for that day:
Location: Yongdamroteo-ri Yongdam-2dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, South Korea.