Today day 4 we packed our bags and head to the airport. We’re leaving Jeju (kinda sad) and yet excited for what’s coming next. We departed from Yilin Pension at 7am and reached KT Kumho at 8.25am.
On the way we pumped the car again since the petrol gauge has gone down a bit. We need to return the car back to KT Kumho in full tank. 3.646 litre for 7,000 won. Haha
8th June 2014 @ 8.25am, 347km later…. with some minor scratch (shhhh!!!)
Rental of Hyundai Avante 1.6L gasoline 4-door sedan for 3 days = 115,500 won
CDW (Collision Damage Waiver)-full insurance coverage = 39,800 won
Total car rental charges = 155,300 won (RM465.90)
Petrol for 3 days = 57,000 won (RM171.00)
Compared this 3 days Jeju self-drive trip with my self-drive Great Ocean Trip (also 3 days), this is just cheaper by a bit. In terms of petrol efficiency, the Toyota car which we rented at The Great Ocean Road performs better.
When we returned the car, they just checked the petrol level and asked me whether everything’s good. They did not check the car condition. I guess that’s because we have full insurance coverage.
We took 12.55pm flight (via Jeju Air) to Busan. Oh yeah! And yes we spent over 4 hours at the airport. It’s not long when you take in the time for checking in, security check, boarding and shopping! We were contemplating if we should buy this and that or that since this is only our first 4 days in Korea. We have more than 10 days to go.
Arrived Gimhae Airport (Busan) at 1.55pm. At the airport, we have the option to get to our accommodation by subway (cheaper) or airport limousine bus. We choose the latter because it’s nearer to our accommodation.
We alighted at Seomyeon (1st street) and walk to Dynamic Guesthouse, our accommodation for 2 nights. Took us quite a while before we found out (after asking people) that in order to cross the main road, we have to use the underground subway path. *bengang betul since we have to drag our heavy luggage down and up the stairs.*
Dynamic Guesthouse is a luxury condominium located at 55th floor. There’s like 4 bedrooms, huge living room and kitchen which is free to use. Too bad there’s only one toilet+shower and we have to share with others. It’s a bit troublesome when you need to answer call of nature urgently. Especially need to queue when we want to shower at night.
Frankly speaking, I like our bedroom in Dynamic Guesthouse and also the view but not really fond of the far walking distance to subway. Plus the sombre mood created by the owner. Urggh…
Anyway after checking in, we rested for a bit before heading out again. Our lunch was just simply food we bought from supermarket.
Upon reaching Haeundae station we took a cab to Dalmaji Road @ 3,600 won. Told the cab to bring us to Haewoljeong 해월정.
Oh yes cherry blossom. Our main objective coming to Dalmaji Road is to view the cherry blossom. This is the only place which we visited with cherry blossom at full bloom (though I can see some has started to wither). The one we saw at Jeju has wither quite a lot.
Before long our stomach were growling. We walked to an alley near the beach which is famous of gukbap (rice in soup). Check out our dinner at Jongjeom Halmae Dwaeji Gukbap Restaurant.
We got lost on the way and ventured into dark alleyways. Thankfully we met a few restaurant workers who directed us back to the main road. Of course chicken and duck talk with hands pointing here and there. LOL.
And that’s Gwangan Bridge which is also known as the diamond bridge because it shines like a diamond necklace. We got there right on time because there’s light and music show on the bridge. It was quite romantic actually.
By the time all this is done, it was around 9pm. Time to head back to our accommodation.
Saw these near Dynamic Guesthouse. They’re called pojangmacha 포장마차. Small tented stalls selling Korean food like tteokbeokki, kimbap, odeng, mandu and so on. One of my dream is to experience dining at pojangmacha but too bad I did not even tried once in this trip. I’m afraid I might get diarrhea. My holiday is too precious. Promise I’ll try next time.
Alright that’s all for day 4. Stay tuned.
My South Korea travelogue so far…
Incheon + Jeju-do Self Drive Day 1: MAS, Car Rental & Jeju Cherry Blossom Festival
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 2: Yeongsil Trail at Hallasan National Park (Part 1)
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 2: Jusangjeolli Cliff, Yongmeori Coast & Cheonjiyeon Falls (Part 2)
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 3: Yilin Pension & Seongsan Ilchulbong (Part 1)
Jeju-do Self Drive Day 3: Seopjikoji & Seongeup Folk Village (Part 2)
Photos from Nikon D80 and Panasonic TZ-7.