Jeju Island | Beaches, Vegan Cafes, and Osulloc Tea Museum | My Life in Korea VLOG
Hi guys, it's Cari and welcome to Jeju! I just got in this morning, it is around noon. And we've made it to the Yongmeori Beach and we are inside because it is ridiculously windy right now so I can't talk to you out there. And I'm starting off my Jeju experience strong by having a hot tangerine tea. This is actually part of the Discover Korea Live
2021 event hosted by the Korea Tourism Organization and the Korea Tourism Organization New York office was nice enough to send me on this trip. So I am excited to be taking you guys around. The Discover Korea Live event is pretty much an online festival it includes travel and music and food everything you could want. So it is a live event so if you are watching this right
now, it means that cool things are happening also so check out discoverkorealive.com. All the information will be down below. I will catch you guys outside in the wind. Jeju day one! This place just does not look real! Look at this! Incredible. See? I'm not kidding, the wind is really strong! So close!!! Let's see if we can see stuff from up here. Oh, all right, significantly less windy. Now we're really really on the west side of the island and we are at the Shinchang Windmill road and there are just - it's just a line all the way up the coast of these like wind turbines for clean energy, wind energy. It's amazing, they're huge! They're all out in
the water but there's a really cool bridge I think we can go out on. The ocean is so blue! Let's go see! In case you can't tell, I just cannot get over how clear this water is!!! So this is another place in Jeju where, by the sound of it, it's just a wind farm, I didn't think it was going to be that impressive, but the last time I came to Jeju, same thing happened with the rock park. I was like "rocks?" but I came here and I am stunned!! This is beautiful and I'm so glad that I came. I've never really seen anything like it, it's quiet, it's peaceful, it smells amazing. There's so much in nature. You can go out in glass boats and see the bottom of the sea. It's just really - I'm impressed. How cool. Yeah I'm now in the shadow
of one of them if you can't see the light show going on. Definitely recommend but we're gonna get back to the main area and then we're gonna head over to where I'm staying and we're gonna find some lunch. And that area is more of a downtown area - very trendy with lots of like cafes and stuff and a beautiful beach so hopefully we are in for another wonderful Jeju experience. Let's go! I ate that so fast. The slaw - I'm gonna ask them what was in it that was so good. And Yu Cafe - all vegan! Thank you!
I am in such a good place. That meal was so good, so now I'm going to just check into my guest house quickly so that I can put my backpack down and then we're going to go to the Hyeopjae beach. We drove past it on the way to the cafe and it looks stunning and I'm kind of jealous because there's a huge camping area. Like, you can just camp in a tent in this pine tree forest right on the
beach which looks incredible. Anyway, we're going to head over there and then figure out where we're going to catch the sunset. So, to the guest house! Just a casual walk through my neighborhood! Gotta love Jeju :) So, if you couldn't tell, Hyeopjae is beautiful and it's known for having really white sand and really clear light water. And I don't know if it's always like this but the tide is so far out and there's little bits of water still kind of trapped up here so you've got all these little tide pools and just like very shallow pockets of water which is nice, as someone who doesn't love getting in too deep to the ocean. We're also in the flight path of Jeju airport so we get to see all the planes coming in. Let's go into the
water! It is very cold so I'm gonna, I rolled up my pants, let's go see what it's all about. So I'm kind of standing on a tide island I guess. There is water behind me, behind me, so I've got - it's kind of like curling up here as the tide comes in. So this is beautiful - the lightness of the blue, it's so pretty! I'm gonna kind of head back because I can see that the tide is rising and I'm not about that so let's go! Yeah that tide came in real quick! I don't know if you can see but rolling had no effect - my pants are soaked! That's fine. This is the most fantastic beach I think I've ever been to. Why am I so
taken away by this beach? I love it so much. There's so many really cool eateries that open straight up to the sand, so I'm so glad that I'm staying right next to it. Highly recommend it. It's just gorgeous. I'm gonna let my pants dry and the sand dry off of my feet and then we're going to go to a cafe and take in the sunset. Okay, see you there!
Okay we're back in my neck of the woods again. That was a gorgeous sunset. There's still some peachy stuff going on. uI'm actually going to end today here because tomorrow we've got a lot of stuff to do as well. So pretty. We're actually going to a place that I have been to before but I didn't get a lot of time to explore it myself so I'm actually going to take time to see it and I'm very excited to bring you along. So yes, I'm going to go home, make some tea, maybe go for another walk, but yeah thank you for joining me. See you bright and early tomorrow!
Goodbye sweet guest house! Okay, it is the morning, it is a much cloudier day and our first stop is a place that I love very much but I didn't get to explore the one time that I visited it - We're going to the Osulloc Tea Museum! You guys know how obsessed I am with tea, and if you don't, I am. And so we're gonna hopefully hop on a bus and head over there, let's go! I'm really excited to explore it with you. Osulloc here we come. Okay friends, we have successfully made it to the Osulloc Museum in one piece. That bus ride was wild
and the road getting here, like the last five minutes, is literally just like... But anyway, we are here. It's about 11:15 I think. It looks pretty busy, this is pretty busy like year round. It doesn't matter how many people are here, as long as I get my cup of tea. Okay let's go! So as tempted as I am by those desserts, I want to check out the Innisfree part of this place first before I settle because they also have really good desserts and it might be a little bit less crowded. To the Innisfree Jeju House! Okay so the Innisfree House definitely has the better view. I'm looking over the green tea
fields, but we're gonna head back over to the Osulloc area and get me some green tea! Okay? Okay! I had no idea that they have a make your own soap class! So I'm going to make my own soap! Here we go! I am so happy, and I am so full. So we have just enough time to make one more stop and it's a little bit in the middle of nowhere. I'm doing this all with public transportation and taxis so fingers crossed that - I know we can get there but can we leave? Can I get to the airport afterwards is what we're interested in. So yeah this will be an adventure. Let's hit one more Oreum. I'll tell you more about it when we get there. And yeah this was the Osulloc Tea Museum. That was - I'm a little nervous to say it because I know how people feel about hummus - that was one of the best hummuses I have had in Korea. I'm gonna say it. It was delicious. So definitely
please stop here, even if you don't like tea. They have juices and all this great stuff so anyway. Thank you Osulloc as always. Let's find a cab. Okay so we are at the Barime Oreum and an oreum is like a crater and there are tons of them all over Jeju. But this one is rather tucked away and I tried to walk through what I thought was
a trail through the woods and then I came across a dead animal part and I was just like, 'you know, I'm gonna walk on the paved path.' So we're walking hopefully towards the main area and it looks like something straight out of - what's it called - Midsommar. Everybody's dressed in like cottage core outfits and it's mildly terrifying but it's also gorgeous so let's go to the oreum! A much better path. Well I don't know if this is exactly legal but it seems like the common path so here we go.
I'm pretty sure that there's nothing in a Korean forest that would eat me. I don't think there are tigers anymore, so now to find a taxi! Hi! So I successfully made it to the airport and so that was my 36 hours in Jeju! Thank you so much for joining me, that was so fun. Definitely love the west side of Jeju. And so thank you again to the Korea Tourism Organization, the New York office or inviting me. And this was, again, part of
the Discover Korea Live event so please go to discoverkoreallive.com to see some more things. I have another trip that I'm doing there, like I said there's food and culture and travel and music and all this other stuff all combined in this digital virtual festival so highly recommend it! Thank you again for sending me and I will see you guys next time. I hope you enjoyed Jeju, I hope I will be back soon. Let's fly back to Seoul! Bye! i hang it there with my clothes covered in dirt