We finished work at 6:00 PM last Friday. By 8:30 PM, we had landed in Jeju City and were on our way to dinner. We wouldn't be leaving until Tuesday morning, planning to get back just in time for work. A full weekend getaway.
Jeju is a volcanic island off the southern coast of South Korea and is incredibly popular with native Koreans and foreign tourists alike. About 15 million tourists visit the island each year, whose native population is 660,000. It's easy to see why the island is so popular: lush landscapes, the highest mountain in Korea, white, sandy beaches and delicious seafood are all here.
With a hotel downtown, some tasty restaurants lined up and a tour of eastern Jeju on the agenda, we were excited a weekend away from Gwangju.
The only catch was the weather. For days we had been hoping the forecast of rain would miraculously lift for our weekend, but that wasn't the case. All of Sunday and much of Monday was spent in the rain (which ranged from a gentle mist to umbrella-inverting, gusty, downpours). Thankfully, the rain held off for Saturday, allowing us to soak up some sun at a beachside cafe.
Keep scrolling and check out some of my favorite shots from this weekend away.