Spring 2015, was the first time I visited Jeju island. This island is a Hawaii or Bali version of Korea, that’s what they say. I never really into coming to this island, but got a chance to go there because of a business trip.
Booked a place from Airbnb, I didn’t expect the place would be really nice with view of sea from the front, and a mountain from behind. The place name is Doldam Guesthouse, it is very recommended place to stay in Jeju. This place also serves home made hallabong (한라봉, a kind of orange primarily grown in Jeju) jam for breakfast.
I traveled around Jeju with a friend renting a car. This island is more convenient if we could drive along with a car. We visited some beaches, cafes, and market. The beaches are green-blue-ish color, which is very beautiful when the sun kiss down. As a tourism place, this island is quite nice. A break from Seoul sky scrapers to Jeju is another way to refresh. I feel everything moves slower in this place.
More pictures about my second trip to Jeju is here. I will post more pictures in another blog soon (I wish).
Let’s be grateful for our achievements in 2016, even tho I believe that 2016 is really something for most of people in the world.
Here is a kinda sum up of my year
Passed doctoral defense
We had so much fun on halloween
Autumn is still the best season
Outdoor dinning on summer
Lovely autum in KIST as usual
The little princess
Won an ipadpro!
I will have a new photo project this year, hope to be commited with this one. They will be posted on my instagram: @rikaty
This post belongs to the 200th of mine!
Here in Seoul, so many kinds of cafe exist with varieties of theme. Dog and cat cafe are the two theme cafe that famous in Seoul). My daughter wanted to go to dog cafe instead of cat cafe. I think she is still having the trauma from the cat bite back in my home. We paid a visit to one of famous dog cafe in Seoul, this one called Bau House dog cafe. Why dog cafe? because why not? We would never see this kind of cafe in our country.
This place is located close to hapjeong station (line 2 and 6). The place is quite huge in a basement. There are two part of this place, first one is smaller part for small dogs, and the other part is the big part for more bigger dogs. Dog owner could also come and bring their own dog just to play around with the other residents here.
The beverages here are blah and bit expensive, but it compensate the budget they need to spend to take care of those dogs, so it’s OK. We can also buy dog food here so the furry hair friends would love you even more.
I spent about more than two hours. It was not easy for Tanya at the beginning, she was afraid of the dogs. Took a while for her to get along, but finally she was successful in collecting the courage to play around. I guess we need to come here again once before we leave Korea. This place is fun!
her favorite one
Me, afraid of dog
Oh my, this happens when we live abroad. People come and go~ and this lovely one left before me 😢
I am so happy to know Vika. This girl is so lovely with a beautiful soul inside. I hope to see her again in the future.
Best always for you😘😘
PS. She is one of Tanya’s fav aunts
Time does move fast. I finally made until this part. Just passed defense and really glad with it. I am another proud person, along with my husband.
Another task has been filled. What’s next?
Ikseon-dong is one of Seoul’s oldest area where you can find a hanok neighborhood. It is located in the center of Seoul, Jongno. This area has started to become hip between youngsters. Huge renovation to most of the hanok houses has turned this neighborhood into bar, cafe, restaurant, and cultural spaces while they keep the traditional sense. People might take some traditional tea after having lunch pasta in between the alleys.
I strolled some alleys last Sunday with drizzling rain.