Yeomiji Botanical Garden

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Dear Korea

I’ll keep this short and sweet.

If you think etching your names on exotic plants and trees is romantic…think again.  You are DUMB and you should be put in jail.

I still cannot get my head around it as to why anyone would do such a thing…it was the exact same disbelief feeling when I saw names etched on most of the beautiful trees in the bamboo forest in Damyang.

….just…why?!

Unlocking Jeju

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I went to join with Mr.C once again in Jeju Island.  I have mentioned Mr.C once before and for those who don’t know who he is, I consider him a wise friend and also an important peer.  His knowledge and experiences in life is nothing short of incredible and he always have great stories to tell and lessons to teach…like this time on how to find dolphins in the Jeju sea.

It kinda’ feels like being in the Karate kid, but rather learning about kicking ass, I am being given keys to unlock secrets to Jeju culture.  Everything he says is so valuable and so culturally enriching!

Anyways the lesson learnt here is that when you travel, try to meet with many types of different people and sometimes do things which are out of your comfort zone.  You never know who you might bump into…they might even give you valuable knowledge and experiences that only a local can give.

Jeju

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Back in Jeju again!

However this time was not a taxi marathon to all of the tourist spots. Last year I participated as a volunteer for the Jeju Olle Organization, and I had such a blast I decided to officially join their inspiring cause and vision. And so this weekend was the official orientation…and boy it was a little intense….especially walking the whole of Olle course 6 (in which I realised I had only walked half of it last year). However it wasn’t all tiring. New friends, new colleagues, and great memories were made. I cannot wait to share with you all in the future of my experience as a volunteer for Jeju Olle.

Let’s get working!