Amazing rocks of Hongdo!

Trip Start Aug 10, 2012
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Trip End Aug 31, 2013


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Flag of Korea Rep.  , South Jeolla,
Saturday, March 9, 2013

We woke up bright and early to take the ferry out to Hongdo island. When we booked our tickets, I happened to ask about what time we should come back on Sunday. They told me there was a hurricane coming, so we actually had to come back on Saturday. Ohhhh nuts.

So, we made reservations to come back on the same day. We'd have to go to Heuksan island another time.

When we got on the ferry, they sat us next to some other foreigners, who were only going as far as Heuksan, because someone had informed them of the storm BEFORE they bought their tickets. It didn't really end up mattering, we had a great summery day anyway.

Although you can have a nice hike on Hongdo island, there is a boat tour that is supposed to be even more magnificent. I was a little sceptical about it, but after 3 hours of boating around the island, I was convinced. It's a beautiful place! Definitely expensive, but worth it. It was the best weekend trip I made so far!

Right before the end of the trip, a crazy lady with a small boat rammed up against our boat. She brought a shipload of live fish, and the fishermen (including our guide) started bonking them on the heads and chopping them up right in front of us! I almost barfed.
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lil thapa on

very nice picture.Thank you very much for showing us nice picture.

geof giles on

aren't you afraid of all the saber rattling that is going on?

Mijung on

Gorgeous ! My parents and friends who went to Hongdo told me it was beautiful place and must see, but I had never been there before. The photo is very clear to see, so I could look at the amazing rocks and greenish water. Did you have perm your hair? I like your hair style and beautiful Hongdo as well.
Take care and enjoy your life in my country.

starlagurl
starlagurl on

Geof: Yes, I am afraid, but there's nothing I can do, except leave. If it gets bad, that's what I will do. I have a friend in the Air Force, so I think I will have a lead on whether to stay or go.

starlagurl
starlagurl on

Mi jung, no I didn't get a "perma" that is my natural hair! I'm glad you liked the photos.

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