My fourth day in Jeju Island was Christmas day. I spent that day by making handmade soap in Innisfree Jeju House as well as visiting its green tea plantation. I also visited Love Land, a sexual theme sculpture park that you don't want to visit with your parents—unless your family is cool enough not to feel awkward to watch adult content with.
Sunday, 25 December 2016
We woke up at around 6am to a beautiful Christmas day. Even though the night before was cold, it was surprisingly pretty sunny in the morning. The temperature was around 10°C with clear sky and light wind conditions. As soon as we fully awoke, we opened up our exchanged Christmas presents and read each other's Christmas cards.
Entering into Innisfree Jeju House, we were served with a beautiful scenery of the green tea plantations. You can actually see them from the highway to this place and it will look like a large field of bright green landscape as far as the eye can see.
Being in the middle of a green tea plantation was good, but I was looking forward to make my very first handmade soap so I went to the store after spending a good 10 minutes outside. The soap-making experience was fun as expected. It costs KRW 15,000 to purchase the package of materials. They have three variants to choose from: green tea, tangerine, and volcano (I think). I picked green tea and ended up making 3 small soaps out of it.
The Innisfree store itself is nice, simple and clean. After I accomplished my handmade soap task, I continued with shopping for some skincare and beauty products. In the middle of exploring the store, I found a stamping postcard booth in one corner. As a postcard junkie, of course I didn't miss this chance. They have cute stamps that visitors can use to create a personalized postcard that they can mail out to their friends or bring home as a souvenir. The best part is it's free!
Before we continued to our next stop, which is Jeju Love Land, we stopped at Jeju Black Pork restaurant to get our lunch. We ate BBQ and I also tried my first Korean cold noodle there. After eating, we went to Mysterious Road that shares the same road with Jeju Love Land. This road has its name because if you stop your car there (in neutral), your car will mysteriously move by itself. Well, I need science freak to explain!
This is the time when I don't wish to be curious of details. This place is bizarrely interesting with all of their crazy fetishes. It makes me cringe every time I remember this place.
We ended that day in our last hotel, Best Western Hotel. It was our last night in Jeju. We booked a Korean traditional room that has no bed so we literally sleeping on the floor with yo (mattress), ibul (blanket), and a hard as rock pillow. The floor was warm because they put heater underneath. I don't personally like sleeping on the floor like that because it wasn't really fun to wake up feeling restless, especially if you're going to have a long trip the day after. But like always, it's good to experience new things.
To be continued.
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Check out my travel vlog below:
- Innisfree Jeju House
23 Sinhwayeoksa-ro, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo, Jeju-do
- Jeju Black Pork
1509 Nohyeong-dong, Cheju, Jeju-do
- Mysterious Road
2894-63 1100(Cheonbaek)-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
2894-72 1100(Cheonbaek)-ro, Yeon-dong, Cheju, Jeju-do
- Jungang Underground Shopping Center
B1F 60, Jungang-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
- Best Western Hotel
27, Doryeong-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do