While navigating the Olle trail, we lost the markers and ended up here. This slice of nature is a wondrous and timely reminder for me, that straying off your planned route is not all that bad; sometimes it can bring you the most pleasant surprises, and even gains.
For us, there it is, our tiny surprise. A garden swing, partly overtaken by the grass growing around it. Enough to conjure a childlike excitement in us. And so we stole some time off our plans, and made our way to it through hints of an old trodden path, swinging ourselves to the tune of a peaceful mid-afternoon. And I was thinking then, what a beautiful world we live in.
We attempted the Jeju Olle Route 1. Best decision ever. Nothing very much compares to the way nature showcases its beauty in your presence.
Our journey to Jeju was slightly arduous, but it was all worth it, eventually.
Arriving in Jeju from Gwangju
From the Nongseong (농성) Bus Terminal, we walked about 15 min to the Nongseong Metro where we bought a ticket (1200 won) to the airport. The ride to the Airport Station is about 15 mins. From there, walk another 10 to 15 mins to reach Gwangju Airport.
My memory is fuzzy now, but according to my notes, the details of my journey to the Nongseong Metro are as such:
Go through exit 6 of Shinsaegae (신세계) department store, go in the direction of the e-mart at Geumho building. Cross the road at g25 convenience shop, continue straight for another 5 to 10 min before arriving at Nongseong Metro Station. Add time if lugging luggage.