We are here on Jeju Island formally known as Cheju Island!
We decided to fly from Seoul to here. It is very convenient to fly here. There are flights that leave every 15-30 minutes and it only takes 1hr and 15 minutes to arrive at the Jeju International Airport.
There is so much to see on the island and little time to see it all, so we have broken down what we want to see into what is most important to us. We have agreed to see Mt. Halla and to hike up one of the hardest trails up to the peak. The Gwaneumsa Trail is the steepest and it takes 3 hours to reach the peak and 2.5 hours to reach the bottom again. Mt. Halla we learned is the highest volcanic peak in South Korea. The peak is normally covered in clouds and can rarely be seen. Today however, we can see the peak and are very excited to start the hike.
Let me tell you, it is ridiculously steep and I managed to wipe out a few times but we all made it down safely unharmed. The view from the top is amazing and you can see for miles, making it worth the challenging hike. At the beginning we were not sure if we wanted to do this trail but after a few minutes of debate we decided if we didn’t we would regret it.
We are all very tired and have decided to return to the hotel not too far away from the trail. It’s getting late (well maybe not but it has been a long day) so we are turning in.
Good night all.