Exploring Geoje Island with Ryan’s Parents!

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We spent the rest of the week exploring Geoje island which is quite beautiful. On New Year’s Eve, we went out for a great dinner and then woke up early the next day to watch the sunrise. We were told by all of the Koreans that this is the cultural tradition here. Luckily for us, we had a great spot in our apartment to watch this, so we brewed some fresh coffee and enjoyed it together. Great way to see the first sunrise of 2013!

First Sunrise in 2013

Afterwards, we went on a great hike to one of the smoke signals up on the mountain that was used many years ago to warn Korea against a potential invading Japan. Then, we took a wonderful drive around the island, stopping at two of our favorite beaches: Gujora Beach and then the Pebble Beach – I’m not sure what it’s called but it’s full of black pebbles, so we just call it the pebble beach. We had beautiful sunshine and truly enjoyed our day!

Exploring Geoje Island

Exploring Geoje Island

We also made a stop at one of the local open markets which was fun – the fish market is an experience that everyone has to have in Asia. It’s hard to describe  in words and have someone truly understand what it’s like – you have to experience it. It certainly gives a new meaning to the word “fresh.”

Local Korean Fish Market

We also took them to our favorite Korean BBQ place, Seo Rae.

Enjoying Korean BBQ

The best part was getting to see them – being around family is so important to both Ryan and I so this was such a blessing! CeCe even taught me to crochet so I need to get back to practicing so I can start making fun gifts for everyone! CeCe and Tim did some exploring on their own during the day while Ryan and I were at work…she’s already promised me a post about their experiences, so stay tuned!

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  • Cece Kendrick

    Geoje Island is beautiful! We loved the fabulous scenery which is undoubtedly NOT New England! Hiking to the smoke stack and walking the beaches gave us the outdoorsy experiences we love so much! Of course, they were the best they could be because we enjoyed them with you two! That sunrise on New Year’s Day set the tone for a bright 2013! Love, Mama Kendrick

    • Ryan & Erin

      We were so happy to have you here! Glad you enjoyed your visit! :)

2 Responses to Exploring Geoje Island with Ryan’s Parents!

  1. Cece Kendrick says:

    Geoje Island is beautiful! We loved the fabulous scenery which is undoubtedly NOT New England! Hiking to the smoke stack and walking the beaches gave us the outdoorsy experiences we love so much! Of course, they were the best they could be because we enjoyed them with you two! That sunrise on New Year’s Day set the tone for a bright 2013! Love, Mama Kendrick

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