Saturday, February 18, 2012

Jeju Island Vacation - Day Two (Yesterday, February 17, 2012)

Our second day on one of the winners of the New Seven Wonders of Nature was spent outdoors and in, visible proof that Jeju Island isn't just about the great big outdoors. First came time in a museum dedicated to Ripley's Believe It Or Not! I used to read Ripley's comic books as a kid, and several of the exhibits were identical to my childhood memories. Anyway, we first see Sun-Ae photographing some paintings on leaves along with, accidentally, her usually secretive self:

Sun-Ae's colorful outline later captures me as transformed into some sort of giant insect:

En-Uk casts a jaundiced eye upon his mother for taking the liberty of taking a photo:

But Sa-Rah, lost in the bliss of a caffeinated high, remains oblivious to the camera:

Outdoors at last, Sa-Rah and En-Uk head for the indoor shelter of a Buddhist grotto on Sanbangsan, a mountain of uplifted lava:

Below Sanbangsan lies the still-stranded ship of Hamel the Dutchman, first Westerner in Korea:

Another museum looms, the world-famous Chocolate Museum, believe it or not:

It proved to be made of stone despite the name, but much chocolate was within, to the utter despair of impoverished En-Uk:

And so ended our second day -- a snowy one, incidentally -- here on Korea's semi-tropical paradise . . .

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At 11:52 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

Well, one thing's for sure, I doubt very much there's a Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum in the Horsehead Nebula, moreover serving great-looking cups of coffee like Sun-Ae and En-Uk are enjoying here.

Thanks for posting these fun pictures, and I look forward to seeing more.


At 9:02 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

We encountered a lot of snow today, so I've been calling this place Korea's semi-arctic paradise! The 2018 Winter Olympics should be here instead of Pyeongchang . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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