31.12.2009 5 °C
For New Year’s Eve we invited some friends over. We ate handsomely : Foie gras on toast with Monbazillac sweet white wine an salmon on toast for starters, clam spaghetti in white wine and parmesan sauce for main course followed by a platter of cheeses and then ice cream.
Happy New Year !
Then to see in the New Year at midnight we lit sparklers and drank champagane on our roof overlooking Seogwipo harbour - brilliant !
On New Year’s Day we were up bright eyed and bushy tailed to welcome our South African friends Jess and Jules who came to visit us and discover Jeju for the first time.
Of course we were there guides and lucky for them the weather took a turn for the good and we were blessed with warm sun rays and blue skies. After lunch at ours (homemade lasagne) we took them and another friend Vincent Metel ( a Frenchman doing an internship for a year and a half with KCTV) to all our favourite spots Soessoggak, Sojeaonbang, Jeanbang, the museum of the elixir of everlasting life and the legend of Xu Fu and 1st Emperor of China Qi Xi, Cheonjiyeon Falls, Rosemarin (our favourite bar on the banks of Seogwipo port), Gin and tonics at Milanos and then Black pig galbi at our favourite Galbi restaurant by the harbour.
Mount Hallasan seen from Soesoggak
A bird we spotted on our walk
To start off their second day on jeju Island we deemed breakfast at the Hyatt would be befitting so we went there, followed by a walk at the Hyatt’s private beach, the botanical gardens, Cheonjeyeon Falls, Oedolgae and the five coves, tea at the Tea House, Jack Daniels and coke at Lee Seong up café and then take away pizzas at ours to finish off the day in style.
Tangerine Mekogeolli at Rsemarine's at the fireside
Sadly Jess and Jules left early on Sunday morning. There stay was short and sweet but they’ve assured us they’ll be back for another weekend a longer one so we look forward to that!
As Sunday 2nd of January was another splendid day we decided to go on a walk around Seogwipo so we went to the harbour first and discovered there are boat cruises to Munseom, Seopseom and Beomseom and Oedolgae so that’s definitely something we’re going to be doing when the weather is a little warmer !
Sojeonbong cove - snorkeling paradise !
Next we went for a hike around the recently opened Saeseom island which is now linked to Seogwipo harbor by a bridge resembling a hotel in Dubai ! The blues of the sea today really stood out – so beautiful they were almost drinkable !
On our way back home we were treated to a sunset which was a nice ending to the weekend for us.
Translucent blues !