A Weekend in West Jeju | cafes, beaches, and forests | Life in Korea VLOG
Good morning everyone from my neighborhood here in Jeju. I'm staying near Hyeopjae beach which is where we're going right now and the reason I'm in Jeju is I was actually sent here by the Korea Tourism Organization and I'm filming a video for them but that video is part of a different thing so that's gonna come out much later - maybe in like a month or two - but part of my itinerary they want me to go to specific places but there are - I have time ,so I have other things I can do and I just want to take you around. Yesterday was gorgeous, today is much more of like a Carlsbad beach day if you guys know what I mean. It is quite gloomy today but still beautiful. We're still going to walk around so I'm gonna head to the beach first and then we can get a coffee and then we're gonna move on so this isn't gonna be like a full day, this is gonna be like the bits that I couldn't film, but I'm so excited to share it with you - let's go to beach! Oh my God! Yesterday I was able to walk literally all the way out to like there. The tide was back so far. I am so shocked! Look at this tiny little beach! It was seriously -
wow, I thought that I was gonna go walk out on the beach with you, like walk really far out there... not the case. What?! Okay, well let's still go put our feet in the water. Hi! So we are in Cafe Comma for obvious reasons and I wanted to get a little breakfast, I'm so hungry, but they only had cake or a chocolate muffin. What makes this more of a breakfast food just because it's called a muffin? Like this is a this is a slice of cake. I'm basically having cake for breakfast, which is fine but... Literally I was standing - I just can't get over - I'm so glad I came here this morning because I would, I didn't know that the tides were that drastic. So anyway I'm gonna have my coffee and then I have to get to
filming my other video, my Korea Tourism video. And this is all taking place on west Jeju, which i've never been to before, so this is all brand new to me, really cool. So okay let's eat! Yeah look at that difference! It's still rising. I'm amazed. Hi! Editing Cari here. So this part of the video was supposed to go into my Korea Tourism video but I realized after I filmed it that I was definitely, maybe, kind of trespassing.
And so I wasn't sure if that was gonna fly for like a government sponsored video so I'm gonna show you a little piece of it but this is also - it's a very - it was - I didn't, I wasn't able to capture it because I was honestly scared. It was such a - I've never been that alone in nature before I guess or I haven't been in a very long time. It was just so quiet and literally as far as the eye could see, I couldn't see other humans for a very long time and it was like an open thing, like if it's a forest, I get it, people can be hidden by trees, but I was in like an open field and it was magical and all of a sudden like right at the moment that I entered the clearing, it was - that's when the storm really picked up. Because it ended up then, as you'll see, it will become very windy and rainy.
But I just felt like I was being taken away and it was beautiful so I'm only going to show you a little bit of it but yeah I definitely - you can go in there sometimes because I've seen pictures of people but for some reason I later saw that they had barb wired off the place and I missed that somehow. So enjoy me being terrified in a forest - roll the clip. I also apologize for the wind that will be present for the rest of the vlogs so apologies. Well I don't know if this is exactly legal but it seems like the common path so here we go. All right don't forget where I came from I guess. This is stunning, this is amazing. So I'm pretty sure that this is my Spirited Away moment and I need to get back on the trail. I need to go back to where I belong. Is that?.... Okay that's just a vine. I
have myself convinced because the last place we went had a sign that said beware of snakes, I'm convinced that there are snakes here but it is far too cold. Let's get back to the trail. Here we are. So I'm pretty sure that there's nothing in a Korean forest that would eat me, I don't think there are tigers anymore, but where I grew up there were lots of things that could eat you and so part of our like elementary school education was learning how to scare away - like how to look for rattlesnakes, where would the snakes be, and then how to scare away etc, mountain lions, all that stuff. So, you know, American education... but it's good for one thing. So now find a taxi! Oh my god hello dear friends. It is much later but now we are heading to another cafe because
I need to rest decompress from that and just enjoy the ocean so here we go. Hello, it started to sprinkle. Everyone fled. I got hit with a drop and I think everyone got hit with a drop at the same time and we all just looked at each other like 'what?' and yeah everyone was like 'hell no' and they ran to their cars...so I'm all alone with nowhere to go. My bag is waterproof, I've got a hot coffee, I'll sit outside. I was thinking - this is just gonna be a weird chatty vlog - this cafe is kind of in a random area. It is very much the only thing in this area.
I was just thinking that that's how I really used to travel and I've kind of gotten out of the habit of it. I'm sorry if the wind is too much, I'm gonna keep talking. The very first like vlog that I ever did, I went to Koyasan in Japan. So ridiculously difficult to get to and then I decided on my way to Kyoto, I would stop at another totally random place - like go an hour out of my way by train, to this town that has nothing that I wanted to see other than a cafe and I did it and it was just nice. Like I enjoyed sitting on the train, I enjoyed being in a very random place for no reason. It's
actually really raining... But this is like another one of those where it's like a very random spot but I enjoyed the journey here and I'm enjoying getting a cup of coffee and then I'll enjoy the journey to the next place. So yeah anyway as I'm speaking it's actually raining quite hard if you can't, I don't think you can tell but it's actually nice and it's bright so it's probably gonna pass soon, I hope. It's lovely so I'm just gonna sit it out,
the weird foreigner sitting in the rain drinking coffee as usual. I'm going to chill here for a little bit longer and then we're going to go to one last spot which is overlooking the ocean and yeah it's another cafe. There may or may not be a dog there. I don't know how this vlog is gonna even pan out because it's been such a random amount of time that I've been filming this one but I hope you enjoy it anyway and I will see you guys at the next stop. Probably much more wet than I am currently because it's coming down. So okay, see you! Howdy. What are we doing? We are heading to the ocean because there is,
we're near the airport because I do need to catch my flight soon, but we're walking to the ocean because right around here allegedly there are these salt, salt traps? Is that what they're called? Essentially it's kind of like a salt field but it looks really cool so I'm just gonna go sit there, look out over the ocean for the last little bit before I go. Hi puppy. Okay bye. I can already feel like nervous flying stomach nerves so I'm gonna get a tea to calm me down, that's kind of the plan. It has stopped raining but it is quite gloomy so let's go to the ocean and say goodbye to Jeju. Oh my gosh, the last of the king cherry blossoms!!! I can finally say that I saw cherry blossoms in Jeju! Thank you tree. Looking lovely, looking lovely, great.
This entire neighborhood is just covered in garlic, I love it. Okay I'm not able to capture them that well but there are these swallows, I think they are, that are flying around. I saw so many of them last night. They've got these really cool tails and they just like swoop in and out everywhere. They're so pretty, they're blue. I wish I could like capture them but they're so
fast - yeah see like you can't even see - anyway, they're everywhere, they're beautiful. Look for them next time you're in Jeju, that's all. What is this place and why is it called Thelma and Louise? This is so random, I don't know. Okay well we're almost to our destination but cool. Saying goodbye to lovely Jeju! I'm gonna head to the airport now unfortunately. I was here for like exactly 36 hours. Anyway, I'm excited to share my other video with you, sorry
that this one is a mess, we'll see how editing Cari salvages it. But yeah I'm going to head to the airport, get on my plane, get back to Seoul. My taxi driver was kind of gossiping about Seoul - he asked me like, you know, where are you from, what do you do, blah blah blah and I said I live in Seoul and then he was talking about Jeju and he was like yeah the air is so good and so I said yeah it's better than Seoul and immediately he was like I could never live there and he just started going off on Seoul. I was, I was kind of like honestly you make good points. So anyway Jeju, I love you, I hope to be back for longer than 36 hours and let's head to the airport! Guys I'm so tired. I'm so sleepy! I almost fell asleep in the taxi.
Anyway I'm here early, I'm also very hungry. It just got so noisy, I'm so sorry. But I'm going to check in and maybe try to find food and fall asleep until my flight which I will fall asleep on as well. Thank you for joining me, what a mess but it was so fun. I'm so full of caffeine so I will catch you guys later - if you want to, if you were interested in what else I did during this trip, the video should be out in June I think and it will be a lot of fun, it's part of a really cool event. So I will see you guys next time bye!