Saturday, May 8, 2010

Jeju (5) Halla Botanical Garden

Jeju (1) The idea to go
Jeju (2) The Hotel
Jeju (3) The Sauna
Jeju (4) Carb-loaded Continental Breakfast

Thursday, May 6 2010


The last time I was in Jeju, I went to the Halla Botanical Garden. I wanted to go back there because I remembered how peaceful and fresh the air was. I spent about 3 hours just walking around. There were no sounds of traffic - just the crunch of the earth below my feet as I walked slowly. I came across an area I remembered from my last visit. I stayed there for 2 hours reading. It was just...bliss!

I didn't even use my iPod, which says a lot. The only sounds I could hear were the leaves whooshing in the gentle breeze above my head and the sounds of birds singing. ...and the occasional tourists walking by. It was exactly what I wanted and needed. I felt so refreshed after being there. I made my way back to the hotel and rested before my massage later that evening.

I always thought that I was a city slicker and loved the thought of living in a concrete jungle. I've never been "outdoors-y", but recently I have realized how much I really love to be in the midst of natural surroundings - trees, plants, open blue skies. Looking at these photos again, I can almost smell the air - can you?


My spot

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3 comments:

SATOH said...

Feel very good place for thinking and reading or feeling yourself or your family members in South Africa, I suppose.

Regarding South Africa, I respect two Golf Players. One is Ernie Els and the other is Retief Goosen.
May be you also love and respect them.
The reason why I love them is that they are fighting against "WORLD".

You are now living in Korea. But I suppose you are also fighting against "WORLD". In a sense you are also in a same position as Mr. Els or Mr. Goosen, I feel.

Try your best to live "Best Life of Yours".

T. Satoh, from Kobe Japan
on May 8, 2010

Sheetal said...

SATOH

Thanks for visiting my blog :) I guess in some way, we are all fighting against "World" and I think perhaps we all have our own interpretations of it.

I will try to live by your wise words :) Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

these are my favourite pics. i love the wooden bridge. you take good pics my girl

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