Jessie and I got lost while navigating the Jeju Olle trail (those were the days we did not rely on mobile data to find our way, but intensive pre-planning work, physical maps and road signs). But the beautiful scenery accompanying us on our long walk made up for it more than twice over.
Spring starts earlier in Jeju, so by the time we took the Yeongsil Trail up Hallasan in late Apr, it was already too late to see the pink azaleas that dress the mountain up for spring every year. Still, good exercise we had there!
2016 was the year that didn’t record major, universally-recognised milestones, but gave me many small, personal ones that impacted my life just the same.
Travel-wise, it had been exhilarating with 14 cities across 5 countries and 4 continents. I was also fortunate to have met a lot of inspiring people along the way; some left a strong impression while others taught me new things. Family and friends too, remained solidly in my life – something I have learnt not to take for granted.
But 2016 was also the year that ran off on its own, and the year photography and blogging took a backseat. I want to change that. And it is just about time in 2017.