Thursday, May 21, 2015



After the fabulous lunch, it was still raining so it was suggested that we go indoors rather than getting more wet outside.... we can't risk getting sick.

Yeomiji Botanical Garden... 

Beautiful tulips at the entrance......there is an entrance fee.

the Center Hall/Conservatory.... with 5 adjoining greenhouses...

the Jungle Garden  

the Flowers Garden

hanging orchids 
the Water Garden. 

sleeping in the park or is it the homeless one?

the Desert Garden- over 500 species of cacti and succulent plants. 

Tropical Fruits Garden.. bananas anyone?

"Buddha's hand"

cactus for terrariums which is very popular now.

By the time we finished with the garden, it was still raining but we decided to carry on with our itinerary.

We were totally unprepared for this jaw-dropping view !

Jeremy's photo.
I just can't take my eyes off them... so amazing.. so imposing and majestic ... these rock pillars.
These are formed when the lave from the Hallasan Mountain erupted into the sea of Jungmun.  These stone pillars are like cubes of hexagons, as if they are carved by some masters...

One word .....Truly God's mighty, awesome workmanship....

bright smiles lit up the dreary weather... 

Around the island, these volcanic stones stacked together as fence along the road... reminded me of Borobudur..  
Time to go shopping.... the Dongmun market 

I thought these were Big but as we wandered inside the market there were Bigger ones than these.

Now the rage... grandma's panties  hahahah.. so colourful but not cheap... 3 for 10,000 won ie around RM30.00!

variety of pickled vegetables...

The lady was sorting out the various vegetables.   
Come to think of it now, most of the vendors at the market are women!  

All sorts of fish... and these were what we had for lunch earlier ..... 

the popular black pig in Jeju Island. 

these are fermented miso paste....

Plumb and juicy soybeansprouts....very popular for soup 

all sorts of kimchi available.... 

fresh made taufoo.. 

This look like some sort of dried salted fish except that each fish is nicely wrapped in newspaper ...... the vendor will cut a portion of what you require.... 

old fashioned bakery inside the market
The market is divided into different sections and is clean. 

there is also a cafe here. 

these are rice cakes with red beans fillings.. long queue must be good.... 
verdict: it was good, we had them for dessert later

We were walking around while Mrs. Lee went shopping for our dinner...

buying  some hallabong for deserts ....these are larger and sweeter than tangerines.. a hybrid of the mandarin orange with its characterise "top hat" 

getting the main course..... freshly fried on the spot....

Just to show you how aromatic and tempting these Fried Chicken are....

We can't wait to taste them, so we quickly depart and make our way back to our hotel....

fresh tangerine juice from the market. 

our first taste of Soju

Soju is the most popular alcoholic drink in Korea.  There are certain etiquette to follow when drinking soju. When receiving a glass from an elder, you must hold the glass with both hands and bow head slightly.   Never pour your own drink and do not refill unless your glass is empty.

Fried Chicken and beer... perfect combo for a rainy night .....
"Chimaek is the wondrous combination of fried chicken and beer which is called “maekju". Just take the first syllable of each, and you have Chimaek! The crunchy, savory taste of fried chicken coupled with the crisp taste of beer is a match made in heaven. With the appearance in the hit drama "My Love from the Stars", now it's popular worldwide now." from Korean Wiki Travel guide

Gimbap and pickled radish   

What a fantastic day. 


  1. What a great posting, so many things to see! I love the garden tour the most. Very interesting pictures of everything!

  2. Good morning,
    The garden landscaping was beautiful indeed.