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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Jeju Travel Tips: All You Need to Know About Jeju

This is a comprehensive Jeju travel guide. Just to qualify myself, I have been to Jeju 5 times after I started dating my boyfriend. Each time we will be there for about 3 days. I am going to introduce you to the road less travelled by foreigners but highly recommended by the locals.

To put things into perspective, entire Jeju is divided into 5 regions - North, South, East, West and Central. The resort like places are aggregated in the South, if you are looking for nice scenery head West and your first stop will be the airport which is located North. Halasan is in the centre and Udo is in the East.

Image taken from hardwarezone forum by user belgarathc

1. Air Ticket

The first step to your Jeju trip is to book yourself a domestic air ticket from Gimpo Domestic Terminal. If you arriving on an international flight (I assume not from Japan or China), you will land in Incheon International Airport. From here, you can either take subway or a bus (recommended for ease and convenience) to Gimpo. Almost all buses will pass by Gimpo Airport (there is international and domestic), just ask the information counter. You usually need to pay for your bus ticket at the counter or you can pay the bus driver directly. T money works as well (make sure you have enough credit). The ride usually costs around 2,500 won to 4,000 won. Be at the airport 40 minutes before your departure time.

You will need your passport for verification when entering the departure area. If you are there in winter, don't leave your down jacket in your luggage because there is a likelihood that your plane is parked in a remote bay (meaning you have to take a bus and climb the stairs). Flight time is around 1 hour, buy some snacks, the carriers usually provide complimentary drinks (orange juice, green tea, water and coffee/tea).

2. Hotel

I have tried 7 different hotels which I will introduce below.

The first hotel I have been to is Lotte City Hotel. The hotel is located near the airport and Jeju city. There are not much attractions around the area (very city like) except for the market place. Nothing special about this hotel except that it's clean and modern. Prices of hotels in this area (North) are cheaper than those in the South.

The second hotel I am going to introduce you is The Shilla Jeju, it is located South of Jeju. You will get the resort feel in this area. The room refurbishment is not exactly updated but still clean. We enjoyed the breakfast in this hotel.


The view from the room's balcony is breathtaking. I think we paid about S$500 for a night because it was during Chuseok (one of the festival in Korea with long holidays). The price range for this hotel usually ranks at the higher end. If you are going to stay in this hotel, please buffer for some relaxation time in the hotel.


There is an indoor and outdoor pool in this hotel. The indoor pool is connected to the outdoor one. You can even find an activity/games room here.



The third hotel we stayed in was The Kensington Hotel. It is located near Shilla Hotel (South). I love this hotel because of the modern feel. I like the room designs, something different from the usual. They use wallpaper and colour combination to create the feeling that you are on a cruise ship. Price wise, in the range of Shilla Hotel. If you have time, you can walk around the building and the pool area, it's quite picturesque.





The fourth hotel is something not worth mentioning. We were supposed to stay in Heavichi but we ended up in Hotel Sumorum (South). It's clean and new but nothing fanciful. I don't think I have snapped any pictures because we had a hard time coming to terms with not being able to stay in Heavichi (reservation was done for an earlier date). But I think I took a photo of the hotel breakfast. There is a choice of American or Korean style breakfast set. The one below is abalone porridge (Korean style).


The fifth hotel we stayed in was WE Hotel Jeju (South). This is my recommended hotel in terms of price, comfort and location. This hotel is quite new and is termed as a medical resort. The interior and service are comparable to that of the high end hotels. The hotel is located in a huge compound near Shilla Hotel. All of this for half the price of what you pay for Shilla and Kensington.

My boyfriend told me that their indoor swimming pool is made of some miracle water that can beautify your skin complexion, we tried for two days and I think our skin condition did improve a little? Still don't know whether it's true but one thing for sure is that the pool water is very clean and there is no smell of chlorine. You can spin dry your swim wear in the washroom. Oh, remember to bring your swim cap, if not, pay 2,000 won to get one before entering the pool. I think Korea is quite strict about this.

The room has 1 double bed and 1 single bed (can accommodate 3 people). There is an area near the large floor-to-ceiling window with sofa and coffee table, nice place to enjoy the sunset. You can request for sea view room. So much has been said but a pity that I didn't take any photos! Do check out this hotel, highly recommended. I am pretty sure they will increase their price sometime soon.

The sixth hotel is Ocean Palace Hotel. This hotel comes with breakfast (choice is limited and taste is below average) which is highly not recommended unless it is free. The hotel room is pretty big and can easily fit 3-4 people. It is more like a studio apartment with a living room and kitchen (with washing machine). It is highly recommended for big group on a budget. Within walking proximity, you can find mini mart, starbucks and some eatery. The market is also close by.

Room 1:



Room 2:


Last but not least, my personal favourite, Jeju Bom Stay Resort. This place is a little inaccessible thus you will definitely need a car. However, I can assure you a pleasant stay at this resort. This is a museum cum resort. The host is friendly (family owned resort). You get a nice sea view, a small pool (if you select duplex with pool) and a fantastic breakfast. This resort is not expensive either.

They have limited villas though.



Place where you check in and get your breakfast.

Tasty breakfast
One double bed downstairs.
Two futon beds upstairs.
You get a nice living area where you can sit down and chill.



Sea view


A mini pool outside for you to soak and for kids to play. If you would like to use the pool, you can just inform the staff and they will clean and fill up the pool with clean water.



Update Dec 2016:
Recently we tried out Hyatt Regency in Jeju and this has topped the list of hotel recommendations in Jeju. I will let the pictures explain why.

Awesome view from the balcony, this view is to die for. You will notice a trail right beside the sea, this is part of olle trail course 8(photo of the trail further down).
The balcony
Nothing much about the room itself, slightly dated style but clean and comfortable. Top notch service from the staff.

Photo of the trail
Photo of the trail
Fantastic wedding venue with an ocean view, you can hold your ceremony either indoor (white cathedral like building) or outdoor.

This hotel is actually slightly cheaper as compared to Shilla and Kensington. I was there during winter (paid around SGD300 per night) and the outdoor pool were drained. There is an indoor pool but really small. Will try out the hotel breakfast next time round.


3. Car rental

Most people rent a car to drive around Jeju because it's more convenient and it's not very expensive to rent a car in Jeju as compared to Seoul. Our favourite rental company is KT Kumho because my boyfriend is in the military and they offer discounts. If you sign up for membership, you are entitled to discounts as well.

Update: KT Kumho has been bought over by Lotte.
https://www.lotterentacar.net/eng/short/short_jeju_guide.do

There is a service desk at Jeju airport, if you have pre-booked a car, they will direct you to board their shuttle bus which will take you to the office of the car rental company.

Be sure to get GPS. The car company will provide you with a guide book with some coupons. If you are getting a Korean car (Kia, Hyundai etc), it comes with full insurance coverage and you need to be overly concerned with checking the car condition before driving off. If you are getting an imported car (like our mini shown below), be sure to check for scratches and inform the staff to note it down. The insurance coverage for imported car is not full coverage so better safe than sorry.

We have tried a few types of car, different sizes and price range. The cheapest will be Ray (third photo) and the most expensive is the mini (first photo). The Kia Sorento is quite comfortable to drive around in, especially if you are going to Udo and your car needs to take the ship ride. Don't ever board the ship with mini because the ramp will scratch against the bottom of the mini. Surprisingly, my favourite is the Ray. It's easy to manoeuvre, easy to find parking lot (certain lots reserved for small cars) and easy to illegal park (especially if you are going to Dongmum market). Most importantly, it is cheap (especially if you are travelling in small group of less than 3) and fuel efficient. I don't think I will ever rent the mini again though it's quite an experience.




The rental company expects you to refill the tank before you return the car. Try to refill before entering the city area. The nearer you are to the airport, the more expensive the petrol gets.

Update Dec 2016:
This car, Chevrolet Spark, has become my boyfriend's personal favourite. Just the right size for 2 people and more comfortable to drive as compared to Ray. We drove around for 4 days with just 1 round of refuel at 40,000 won. The rental is cheap too.



4. Food

While many websites recommend the type of food to eat, they do not provide information on which restaurant to go to. Jeju is famed for its seafood so a trip to the market is a must.

You will find Dong Mun Market (Dong Mun Shi Jang) not too far from the airport. If you are there, be sure to look out for 올레수산 (pronounced as Olleh Su San). The restaurant is clean (looking at the chef's outfit, they seem to have learned their skills from Japan), prices are reasonable (also clearly stated) and they can communicate in Chinese. Be sure to try out the sashimi and sashimi mixed rice (회덮밥 pronounced as Huei-Top-Bap) which costs around KRW7,000. They have a base charge of around KRW3,000 for the side dishes and sauces.


Jeju is also famous for their black pork. The better known ones can be found online (for example 늘봄).
I have tried this dish at three different restaurants. My favourite is 솥뚜껑 (pronounced as Sot-ddu-kkong). It is located in the south (near the resort area in Jungmun). One set (550g) good for 2-3 people includes a good mix of parts (neck meat, leg and belly) and it costs KRW40,000. Rice (KRW1,000) has to be ordered separately and remember to try their Kimchi soup (kimchi jjigae) which costs KRW6,000.


Update: There is a change of owner for the black pork restaurant recommended above, the quality has deteriorated. You are better off trying 늘봄 (Neul Bom). There is another restaurant gathering popularity due to its appearance in Korea's culinary programme. It is too crowded for my liking. You can check it out here.

Neul Bom, well patronized by tourists
Next special thing that can only be found in Jeju is this snack called Omegi Tteok (오메기떡). I will recommend buying it at Hareubang Tteok Bang (하르방떡방). This snack is made of rice (special herb thus the interior appears green) covered with red bean.


Jeju is also known for its green tea. Don't forget to drop by Osulloc, near the west. The place is crowded with tourists and if you are thinking of trying out their green tea roll (only available here), be sure to drop by early to avoid disappointment (you can easily get it at the Myeong Dong branch too). It is really hard to get a seat in there. The green tea ice cream (can get in Seoul as well) is fabulous too.


Walk over to innisfree at Osulloc and you will find another cafeteria there. Try their orange shaved ice (Jeju is known for their oranges) and sausage hotdog (black pork sausage which is Jeju's specialty).

Orange shaved ice
Black pork sausage tasted fantastic
Another must try is abalone. The abalone there are so much cheaper than anywhere else.

The first recommended restaurant is located near the airport, you can park infront of the restaurant. The name of the restaurant is 용두암바당회국수 (Yong Du Am Ba Dang Hwi Kuk Su). You should order their  전복회국수 (pronounced as Jon Bok Hwi Kuk Su which is abalone noodle, top centre dish in photo below, 15,000 won), 전복게우밥 (pronounced as Jon Bok Gye Wu Bab, abalone rice, if you order abalone noodle, a small portion of this comes with it, right dish in the photo below, 15,000 won) and 한치물회 (pronounced as Han Chi Mul Hwi which is sashimi cold broth, top left of the photo below, 10,000 won). After your meal, you can take a walk along the seaside.


The next abalone restaurant is called 착한전복 (pronounced as chak-an jeon bok) near Jungmun. They have English menu so foreigners need not worry. They serve set meal and the average price is 50,000 won per person. If you are going for ala carte, abalone porridge costs 13,000 won and the abalone costs 7,000 per abalone. Abalone pancake is costs 15,000 for a small portion (as per picture below). Google for Saekdaldong, 2481-10 for the location.

Ordered the porridge, pancake and abalone preserved in soy sauce
The next must try is hair tail fish/cutlass fish known as 갈치 in Korean. You can't find this anywhere else in Korea. This restaurant 춘심이네 (Chun Shim E Ne) is visited by casts of Superman Returns (triplets and sarang). You can order the set menu (grilled cutlass fish) which comes with sashimi and side dishes. This costs 65,000 won for a party of 2 but is totally worth it. There is a big car park lot near the restaurant. Be sure to arrive early as there are usually long queue. You can google for the location of this restaurant by typing Changcheon-ri, 160-4.

Sashimi and side dishes that come with the set menu
This is good for 2 person, roughly half the length of my arm
Update Dec 16:
They have changed their side dishes (no more sashimi) to the ones shown below. They also serve the stew version of the cutlass fish which is equally good.




Next up, cheap and nice place to get 짜장면 (Jjajangmyeon, black bean paste noodle, 4,000 won), 짬뽕 (Jjamppong, seafood noodle, 8,000 won) and 탕수육 (tangsuyeok, sweet and sour pork, 12,000 won). The restaurant name is 홍성방 (Hong Sung Bang). There are two types of Jjamppong, one is 빨간 짬뽕 (red soup base which is spicy) and 하얀 짬뽕 (white soup base which is mild spicy).

Expect long queue here as well. You can google for Hamo-Ri 938-4 on google map in case you are driving. Hard to find a parking lot there though.


If you are looking for food in Udo, do stop by 하하호호카페 (hahahoho cafe) for their special black pork burger with peanut sauce selling for 10,000 won. The name of the burger is called 우도땅콩버거 (pronounced as udo ddang kong burger). Ddang kong means peanut in Korean. As per the menu board, the portion is good for 1.5 person.

Good for 2
Taken from Naver
5. Places to visit

I am sure just by googling, you will find the common places to visit. This will include the following:

Hallasan if you intend to hike, might take up to a day)
Il-Chul-Bong (near udo)


Olle trail (trail near the sea, worth a look or drive)
Sanbang san
Seopjikoji (shooting site of Korean drama All In, unfortunately, the house has been demolished)


Yongduam rock (rock in the shape of dragon head, you will see hareubang statue there as well)




Jeju Folk Village (filming site of Da Chang Jin)




Mysterious road (road that looks uphill but is actually downhill)



Manjanggul cave (I find it too wet and dark, no phone signal inside)





Daepo jusangjeolli cliff



Cheonjiyeon fall



Hyeopjae beach



Shin Chang Windmill Coastal Road (near Hyeopjae beach, highly recommended, can just drive past)



Taken from Naver map. Jeju-Si, HanGyeong-Myeon, Shin Chang Ri 1322-1
Shin Cheon Ranch (near Il Chul Bong and part of olle trail course number 3. This was featured in several drama, during the first half of the year, place is used for cattle rearing and the next half, used to dry tangerine skin)


Sea of tangerine skin, taken in Dec 2016

I would like to highlight a few of my favourties here.

Ranking number 1 is Woljeongri Beach. I have never seen waters so green and clear before. Coupled with the windmill in the background, you can expect to snap wonderful pictures here.





There are public toilets and wash areas around but they charge a fee. I highly recommend a dip.

Do drop by this churros place (M Churro, 엠츄로) near the beach. There is a small parking lot infront of this cafe (FOC if you buy something from the cafe). This will solve your parking problem when visiting the beach. This cafe offers a scenic view of the beach. Try their churros (3,200 won for plain/sugar/cinnamon 3,700 won for the chocolate special), Yuzu drink (상금유자) and bingsu (shaved ice). Google for 550-1 Woljeong-ri, Gujwa-eup on google map.



The next recommendation is Songaksan (송악산). You can walk along the seaside trail and enjoy the magnificent scenery with horses in the background.


Scenery you get from the trail
Horses in the background
These are real hangar used during Japanese war time. You can find airplane frame in each of these.

Next up is Udo. You should really visit this island. It is easy to travel around the island (bus, car, scooter, bicycle, ATV etc). You can only reach the island by ferry (your car can ride on this ferry too, the ticket price for your vehicle depends on the capacity, 7 seater costs more than normal sedan). During the festive season, queue for the ferry can be long at seongsan (I presumed most will take the ferry from this port). Recommended to arrive early and watch out for the last ferry out of the island otherwise you will have to spend a night there. By the way, we spotted dolphins when taking the ferry to Udo so keep a lookout.







Grab a map of Udo before you board the ferry, common places of interests are Seobin Baeksa (white sand beach near the port), the lighthouse etc.

The specialty of Udo is peanut. Do give the peanut ice cream a try near 검멀레 해수욕장 (Geommeollae Beach which beans black sand beach). Try the peanut ice cream from Jimmys Natural Ice Cream shop near the beach. Google for 317-2 Yeonpyeong-ri using google map. They offer a dinning area on the second floor where you get a good view of the beach and the speed boat. You can ride the speedboat, price written on the signboard near the beach. It is not expensive but the thought of putting on life jackets reeking of sweat put us off.





If you drive along the coast, you will find this heart shaped pool. The locals stacked up the stones to catch anchovy.



If you are there during winter, go strawberry plucking at the place shown below. You pay 18,000 won for one person and eat till your hearts content while you are inside. You are also allowed to fill up one pack of strawberry for takeaway.







You can go orange plucking as well but buying it from any roadside stall will do.



If you would like to get my itinerary or if you need help with your trip around Jeju (translation assistance etc), feel free to message me.

Visit my latest Jeju travel post here.
If you are interested in Busan, check out this post.

Hope you enjoy Jeju!

3D2N Jeju Itinerary
4D3N Jeju Itinerary

186 comments:

  1. Hi, can i have a copy of your jeju itinerary? It will be my first time going there and we are traveling as a couple. Intend to rent a car there.

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    1. When are you travelling and for how many days? Maybe you can let me know your email address?

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    2. Hi Jane...can i have youritinerary for jeju and seoul as well ..your travel blog is really good and clear

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    3. Hi Jane...can i have youritinerary for jeju and seoul as well ..your travel blog is really good and clear

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    4. Hi Jane...can i have youritinerary for jeju and seoul as well ..your travel blog is really good and clear

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    5. Dear Jane,

      Will be heading to korea from 6/9-20/9.Will be in Jeju for 5D4N. May i get ur itinerary from you please?

      my email is colinlee89@hotmail.com

      Thanks!

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    6. Dear Jane,

      I will b travelling to Korea from 30 March till 13 April.Do u mind to share me ur itinerary?I will be travelling to Busan,Seoul and Jeju.Thanks.

      My email add is dwiandiqaputeri@yahoo.com.sg

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  2. Hey Jane, thanks for sharing! My friends and I (5 of us) will be visiting Jeju for 4d3n in March! We are a bit stuck if we should go to U-do (since it is SO beautiful!) as there are many things to do in Jeju and it's our first time there. Can you share your itinerary with us? Thank you so much! :) Ed (edz_happy@hotmail.com)

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    1. Hi Ed, I have sent you the itinerary for 4d3n. You might be able to catch the cherry blossom and canola flower season in March. I don't think you will have time for Udo as you need to set aside 1 day if you intend to explore the island.

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  3. Hi JANE . Can I see Sakura and canola in March? I will be there from 13 March till16march. Can you share with me your itinerary please?

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    1. Yes, you should be able to see both in March. Sakura maybe end March. What is your email add?

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  4. Hi do you mind sharing the itinerary with me? I'm travelling to jeju in sept with my husband. 5d4n in jeju and 6d5n in seoul. We yet to book any accommodation too hence if you have any recommendations, feel free to share. Thanks in advance.

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    1. Hi, do let me know your email address. What is your budget like? I would definitely recommend at least one night in Jeju Shilla hotel if your budget allows. Do try to avoid their chuseok holiday from 14-16 Sep as domestic air ticket will be more expensive and alot of restaurants will be closed in Jeju. Hotel will be more expensive too.

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  5. Hi Jane, first of all, thank you for sharing with us on the nice experience you had in jeju. It is like an overview of what is in jeju, appreciate if you could share the itinerary with me at spc_sg12@hotmail.com I'm travelling to seoul+jeju from 17 dec to 26 dec with my wife at the period. We have yet to book any accommodation or flight tickets,we will be looking forward to your email. Thanks again for sharing.

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    1. Hi, I have sent you my Jeju itinerary together with other information. Do consider skiing at Vivaldi Ski Park. They have good quality snow there which makes it safer for beginners. Enjoy your trip!

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  6. Hi Jane, my bf and I are travelling to Seoul from 24/12 to 3/1. Planning to go to Jeju for 3 or 4 days. Can you suggest what are the must-do and must-see in Jeju? We have yet decide on self-drive or private tour though. Would appreaciate if you could share your itinerary (Jeju and/or Seoul) at joanne315@gmail.com. Thanks :)

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    1. Hi Joanne, I have sent you the information. If you want a hassle free trip, I would suggest getting a private taxi to get around Jeju. Enjoy your trip!

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  7. Hello Jane, thank you for sharing this post! I am travelling with my bestie on the coming march, most probably gonna be from 18th - 25th March 2016, it gonna be 8 days 7 nights trip and we plan to cover Seoul, Nami island, and Jeju! Would highly appreciate if you could share your seoul/jeju itinerary with me please? Btw my email is: hokuan.lok@gmail.com

    Thank you in advance!

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    1. Hi, I have sent you the information. 8d7n sounds just right to cover Seoul, Nami island and Jeju. Enjoy your trip!

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  8. Hi, can I have a copy of your itinerary for the trip? i will be going to Busan and Jeju on May for 7d6n.
    thank you

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    1. here's my email address: chailing87@gmail.com

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  9. I'm going to Jeju on 13-15 April 2016 for 3d2n. Can you share with me your itinerary please? Any best places to visit during the time :)

    my email address :miss_sunichi7@yahoo.com

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  10. Hey Jane, thanks for the sharing! My friends and I (3 of us, girls trip!) will be visiting Jeju for 5d4n or 4d3n this coming March! Is it okay for you to generate a copy of your jeju itinerary for us? It will be our first time to jeju and we intend to rent a car there. Is it safe to rent and drive around in jeju or any difficulties in finding parking or visiting certain places? Love to hear from you. My email is swyt0911@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  11. Hi, Jane,

    We will go Jeju on 18/5, stay there 3 nights, can I have 4 days 3 nights itinerary, please recommend the best spots to go in May. My email address is tengek18@yaoo.com

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    1. Have sent the information to your email!

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  12. Hi Jane! I'm travelling with my family in this coming April to Seoul and jeju. Can I have a copy of your itinerary? daphneneo318@gmail.com

    Thank you,
    Daphne

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    1. Just sent you the info. April is a good time to visit Korea, go for the rail bike, banpo rainbow fountain, night tour of gyeongbokgung (check out my other post on the schedule) and most importantly, sakura!

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  13. Hello, can you share with me your itinerary in Korea? I am going this May - 1d in Busan, 3d in Jeju, and 5d in Seoul.

    be_linda0709@hotmail.com

    Thank you!!

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  14. Hello jane! thank you so much for all of these tips of jeju. i am planning a 5d/4n trip to jeju end of this month (March). Could you please share your itinerary for reference.. email kkennn_@Hotmail.com. Thanks so much!

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  15. Hi Jane,
    Can to share with me your itinerary as well. My first time going korea so excited and worry due to language barrier. I will be going on June. Hope you could assist. Thank you!! my email: ade_ng81@hotmail.com

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  16. Hello Jane, I'm travelling to korea this 26 Oct to 2 Nov (8D7N), with my friends (3 of us) to seoul and jeju, planning to add busan as well, but have not idea is that possible or abit pack for the schedule. This is our first time travel to korea, I hope to get much info before we travel, Im appreciate if you could share the itinerary with me at shemonchoo@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  17. Hi I am travelling to Korea in June 2016 for about 8 days. Appreciate if you could share with me your itinerary pls? Thank you! linzz_25@hotmail.com

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    1. Have sent you the information. Let me know if you require further assistance.

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  19. Hi Jane, thanks for sharing! My friends and I will be visiting Jeju for 4d3n in April! There are many things to do in Jeju and it's our first time there. Could you maybe share your itinerary with us? Thank you! My email add is si_jia91@hotmail.com

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  20. Hi Jane, came across yr blog and it's so informative. Can I have the itinerary as well as I'll be travelling on 25-27/10 :) my email address is chococher90@gmail.com
    Till then, have a nice day ahead!

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    1. Hi, glad you found it useful. I have sent you the itinerary for 3d2n. Enjoy your trip!

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  21. Hi Jane,
    i will be visiting Seoul/Jeju on the end of April would be useful if you could send me the itinerary for 2Days @ Jeju and 7days @ Seoul as this is my first time visiting the place. Thank you!
    My E-mail:Image0d@hotmail.com

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  22. Sorry my e-mail is Image0d@hotmail.com
    Thanks.

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  23. Hi Jane,
    First, thank you so much for writing this blog. It is so helpful!
    I'll be going to Jeju this April (4/1-4/4). Would you mind sending me an itinerary for 4d3n? The email is goldie.gunawan@yahoo.com. Also, do you think it's possible to visit Udo within this time frame? It will be my first time in Jeju.
    Thanks again!

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    1. Hi, I have sent you the information. Personally, I will not recommend adding in Udo for a 4d3n trip, especially when it is your first time in Jeju. Udo can easily take up 1 day. Let me know if you have other questions.

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  24. Hi Jane
    Thanks for sharing this blog. I will visiting this April to Jeju (13-17/4/2016) and Seoul (17-20/4/2016) with my Hubby. I'm appreciate you could share me an itinerary as I'm 1st time in Jeju. My email sftin413@gmail.com

    Thank you
    SF

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  25. Hi Jane
    Thanks for sharing info on Jeju. I am going Jeju for the first time in end April, can I request a copy of your itinerary please? I still cannot make up my mind whether to hire a taxi or rent a car to drive around. Do you have any recommendations for 1st timer? My email: limyvon77@gmail.com
    Thank you very much.
    Yvonne

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    1. Hi, I have sent you the info. Hiring a private taxi driver who can double up as guide will make the trip stress-free. However, self drive will give you more freedom. If you have a very packed itinerary and want to visit as many place as possible, I will recommend private taxi, otherwise, travel free and easy via self drive.

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  26. Hi Jane, thanks for the concise information given. My friends and I (4 of us) will be travelling end of Oct 2016. We had planned for 3D2N in Jeju but none of us can drive. We were actually looking to get a 1D tour, hence we would need accommodation that are relatively close to restaurants, shopping and easy to travel. Mind giving us your recommendation? Thanks for your help. My email is mabelswl@gmail.com if you don't mind sharing your itinerary. Thanks a lot.

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    1. That is tricky as we always rent a car in Jeju. Hope the information I sent through helps. I would've recommended Udo (easy to travel around even without a car) but 3d2n is too short (assume you only have 1 full day).

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  27. Hi Jane, interesting and informative info you have on your blog! have a good read :) planning 3D3N in Jeju, am thinking if i should do a 1 day taxi tour then rent a car for the remaining days to explore & have a different experience of Jeju,not sure if that will works? What's your take and do you mind sharing your itinerary? My email is iamjaviertan@gmail.com :) Cheers!

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  28. Hi Jane! i'm going to Jeju this Sunday then to busan too. can i have your itinerary! :) please email it to eclub12.vivian@gmail.com. Your itinerary will be a great help !! :) thank you! <3

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    1. and did you drive your car to UDO? is it easy to bring your car up to the ferry? i'm not sure to drive to UDO or not.. :(

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    2. Hi, I have sent you the information, hope it is in time for your trip. Yes, I brought my car over. The uncle there will give you instructions on how to manoeuvre (have to do reverse parking) your car in. You must be confident with your driving as most roads are single lane in Udo catering to two way traffic. Choose a day with good weather.

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  29. Hi Jane, first of all, your post for Jeju is definitely detailed and it is what I'm being looking for! I will have a 10D9N trip on November to Korea, would you mind share me the itinerary for 3D2N to Jeju? Appreciate if you can send the itinerary to my email: lilianlil89@gmail.com. Hope to hear from you soon :)

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    1. Hi, glad you found the information useful. I have sent you my itinerary for 3d2n.

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  30. Hi Jane,
    Found your blog and I find it very informative. I am planning to go Korea and will be making Jeju one of my pitstop of 4D3N. I will be driving by myself. Do you have the route and itinerary which I can refer to for my plan? You can email to j.dykoh@gmail.com. Appreciate your sharing.

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    1. I will be going around mid of September this year.

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  31. Hi! I chanced upon your blog when I was trying to find a good place to stay in Jeju. I am keen on contacting Jeju Bom Resort. Unfortunately, their website seems to be down. May I know if you have their email address to share?

    May I know if there is any restaurants near WE hotel that is walkable distance? We are not renting a car as I will be having private tours. But I am worried about settling the dinner especially my elderly parents will be with me.

    Thanks.

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    1. Jeju Bom email is jejubom@gmail.com. You can also add them on kakao talk, their number is 01090178292.

      WE hotel is quite isolated, if you don't have car, you need to walk a distance to get out to the main street. Thus I will not recommend staying there without car.

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  32. Hi, can I ask, the place for strawberry picking, is that in Jeju or U-do island? Thanks.

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  33. Hi Jane! I'd be travelling to Korea on 29 Apr, and will fly straight to Jeju on the same day via JejuAir. Two of us (2 girls) will reach Jeju at around 7.30pm on 29 Apr 2016. We hired a driver to bring us around, who requested for our itinerary. We will be there till 03 May 2016, departing Jeju at 11.00am. Would appreciate it if you could send us your itinerary, or recommend us places to go! We kind of thought that the museums may not fit our liking, not sure if they'd be boring (e.g. loveland, teddy bear)... any views on this? (florencechen10@hotmail.com, and amandaworld2002@msn.com) Thanks much!

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    1. I have sent you the required info. Hope it helps in your planning.

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  34. Hi Jane, nice to see your blog. This is the 1st time for me travelling to Korea with friends (3 of us) in coming October. We will stay in Jeju for 3 days 2 nite. Do you mind sharing the itinerary as well as I'll be travelling on 16-18/10. We also will stay at Seoul for 5 days 4 nights. If possible can you recommend us the good location for accommodation that are relatively close to restaurants, shopping and easy to travel. Appreciate for your sharing.
    My email address : karen_wgk@hotmail.com
    Cheer !! Thank a lot.

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    1. Hi, I have sent through the required information.

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    2. hi jane, i have the same question as Karen. can you send me the information at veroncsf@gmail.com as well?
      thanks!
      Veron

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  35. Hi Jane!

    Would it possible to share your itinerary with me?
    I will be there for 4 full days in late April :) One of the days will be spent hiking hallasan.

    My email address is mich.pbj@gmail.com

    Looking forward to hear from you and thanks alot for your generousity!

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  36. Hi Jane;) chanced upon your blog when I was searching for self drive itinerary in jeju. I'd be travelling to Seoul in coming oct with my fiancé, it would be a 8d7n trip. We're thinking of spending our first 2d1n in jeju, and the remaining time in Seoul/Busan. As it's our very first time to Korea, we're unsure where to go in jeju/Seoul/Busan. Any advise? Would appreciate if you could send us your itinerary at keryn0227@gmail.com
    It would be really helpful! Thanks;)

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  37. Hi Jane,

    Glad that I found your blog.
    May i have your copy of itinerary, i will be visiting this coming Aug.
    Just to check, i will be adding udo island to my place of visit..Do you recommend to stay a night over at udo island?Is it worth staying?

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    1. Sorry my email address will be bluegal92@gmail.com

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  38. Hi Jane. I am going busan -jeju -seoul. Can u send me your itinerary. lynnlyn09@yahoo.com.sg Family of 5 including 2 children. Any driver to recommend? Tia

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  39. Hi! Can I get your itinerary for Jeju? I'll be going there for 3D2N (: wong-celine@live.com
    Thanks!

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    1. Hi, I have sent you the information.

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  40. Hello,

    Thanks for the blog, can i have your itinerary as well?
    Will be going to Jeju in End October 2016 for 4D3N (self Driving). We just booked hotel at Four Season Hotel at Downtown. Not sure it is convenient or not.

    Thanks in advance and my email is yeoyenni@gmail.com

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  41. Hi Jane,

    Thank you very much for providing this blog to the travelers! I chanced upon your blog while searching around what to do where to go in Jeju and Seoul. My friend and I will be traveling to Korea in mid May, first to Jeju for 2.5D3N, thereafter to Seoul for 5D6N, we are in the midst of planning the itinerary thus would really appreciate to get some advice and help from you.

    In Jeju we are still contemplating whether to rent a motorcycle or to take their public buses? Is it easy to get around with their public buses? We are staying at Airbnb house and quite near to the airport (jeju-si). As for Seoul we are staying near to Gung-gu station (line 5).

    Hope to hear from you soon, and thank you in advance, my email is elteco.lt@gmail.com

    Cheers!

    Linda

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  42. Hi Jane, we going to jeju on 21apr to 25apr. 21 apr will be reach late evening and 25 apr will depart to seoul at morning. Can you send me itenarary for 10people. Do you have any driver + tourguide recommand or we should take bus to the visit place? We will stay at HK Jeju Guesthouse.
    My email is elainekhoo2004@yahoo.com.

    Thank you for your kindness.

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  43. Hi Jane, we going to jeju on 21apr to 25apr. 21 apr will be reach late evening and 25 apr will depart to seoul at morning. Can you send me itenarary for 10people. Do you have any driver + tourguide recommand or we should take bus to the visit place? We will stay at HK Jeju Guesthouse.
    My email is elainekhoo2004@yahoo.com.

    Thank you for your kindness.

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  44. Hello!

    Thank you for this post, it has so much useful information! I'm planning to go with my girlfriend in May for 3 days and I'm quite excited!

    I'm worried about being able to travel from place to place in Jeju - we have our driver's licenses from Canada, but not an international driver's permit. Is it still possible to get a car or perhaps motorcycles? How is the public transportation?

    Also, could we get a copy of your itinerary for 4D3N? We'll probably just cut out 1 day to make it work.

    Thank you so much! My email is david.cheong@hotmail.ca

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  45. Hi Jane,

    Thank you for your post, it's very helpful. Can you kindly send me your Jeju itinerary to cindy88ps@hotmail.com? I wonder if it's difficult to drive in Jeju?

    Thanks

    Regards
    Cindy

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  46. Hi Jane,

    Your post helps a lot! For the hotels that you stayed in, do they allow overnight parking for the car?

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    1. Hi, yes, they allow free overnight parking. All the hotels I have been to provides free parking.

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  47. Hi Jane! This is a very informative blog for my Jeju trip. i'll be going for a 3D2N Jeju trip on Nov 6-9 this year. Can U share with me your itinerary for around that time pleaseee? Email : cutylurvie90@gmail.com. Thanks A lot! :)

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  48. Hi Jane,
    Thanks for this awesome post.
    My friend and i will going to SKorea end of Nov to early Dec this yr. First we will be in Jeju for 3d2n, thereafter to Seoul for 6D5N. This is our first time travel to SKorea. Now we are still in the midst of planning the itinerary and would really appreciate to get some advice from you or maybe can share your itinerary for that period. In Jeju we are going to stay Hostel Maro and as for Seoul we will going to stay at Myeongdong area. Email: may79huu@gmail.com Thank you

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  49. Hi Jane, wow that is a lot of useful info! My fiancé and I are so glad to chance upon your blog. We will be travelling to korea from 14th to 22nd September without realizing that it will be their Chuseok holiday! We then decided to travel to Jeju from 16-18th (fri to Monday). Would love to ask if you could share your itinerary with us (seoul and Jeju) and tips for going in the long weekend in korea (>.<) . We intend to stay 2 nights at seogwipo and then the final night at downtown jeju before flying off the following afternoon, do you think this is a good idea? My fiancé is currently planning the routes around jeju but realized that we cant navigate around using google maps, how you do you guys navigate though?
    We deeply appreciate your help and hope to hear from you soon! thanks in advance, cheers!
    email: ailinpoh@ymail.com

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    1. Hi, I have sent you the required information.

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  50. Hello there,
    Will be heading there bout 20-22 May. Am actually arriving 19 night, do u know of any hotel near the airport as I would only want to collect my rental car on the 20. Can email me ur itinerary for Jeju(hybrdd@gmail.com)? Planning to go anti clockwise direction.. If u recommend otherwise please let me know :)

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  51. Hi Jane,

    First of all, your post is very detailed and helpful. My sister and i will go to South Korea next month. First we will stay in Seoul for 5 days and thereafter 4 days in Jeju.

    Is it easy to get around with their public buses?

    Would appreciate if you could send me your itinerary for 4D3N at mndyeung@gmail.com

    It would be really helpful! Thanks;)

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  52. Hi Jane! May i have your itnerary for this Jeju trip? I will be travelling for the first time with my mom and bf. Heres my email : (venny1010@hotmail.com) thanks :)

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  53. Hi Jane! May i have your itnerary for this Jeju trip? I will be travelling for the first time with my mom and bf. Heres my email : (venny1010@hotmail.com) thanks :)

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  54. Hi Jane! Your itinerary looks awesome! Is it possible if you share it with me? I will be travelling for the first time with a group of friends. Here's my email : (jqchin@hotmail.com) thanks so much :)

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  55. Hi Jane! I'll be travelling with my boyfriend next month to Jeju but a short 3D2N. Possible to have your awesome itinerary? Thanks! sharonlahh@hotmail.com

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  58. Hi Jane, I will be travelling to Jeju with my baby and family members from 23 to 26 May. We will be staying at Lotte Hotel. Could you share your itinerary with me? Thanks. My email is tan.huisze@gmail.com

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  59. Hi Jane,
    Found your blog and I find it very informative. I am planning to go Seoul & Jeju for 10 days at end September. It will be a diy trip & I will be driving by myself at Jeju. I have yet to decide how many days I Should stay in Jeju but I prefer a relax trip. I am thinking of spending around 4 or 5 days there. Do you have the route and itinerary which I can refer to for my plan? You can email to daddygiam@gmail.com. Appreciate your sharing.

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  60. Hi Jane, pl share your itinerary. Will be going 1st time to Korea in family of 7 with 3 kids (age 3+ to 6) Nov 18. Jeju (4D/3N),Seoul (5D/4N). We would like to bring them fruit picking (tangerine or strawberry), go kart, pony riding, visit teddy museum...
    Pl recommend accommodation near shopping, restaurants and easy to travel. Is there any taxi of tour guide that you can recommend?
    My email : seeker_8152@singnet.com.sg. Hope to receive your reply.
    Thanks!

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  61. Hi really enjoyed reading the blog and was interested in renting a car and driving around with my friends too! Hope you could share you itinerary with me thanks! My email is 13scfelicia@gmail.com

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  62. Hello Jane :)
    Was searching information on Jeju trips and found your blog. Thank you for your sharing above.

    Would you mind sending your itinerary to me? My email is joyho21@hotmail.com Thanks in advance!

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  63. Hello Jane!

    Thank you for the post. It is very informative! I'll be travelling to Jeju island this may. May I have your itinerary sent to me? My email is affections@live.com.sg. Many thanks!

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  64. Hi Jane, thank you for all this very informative sharing. May I ask for your itinerary for Seoul and Jeju as well? Will be visiting year end with my family. Any other info will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. :)
    My email jasminechnghh@yahoo.com.sg

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  65. Hi Jane, thanks for all the info. Ur blog is very informative. I wish to have all your Korea trip itineraries as I will be traveling to Korea soon.
    maslinda.ed@gmail.com

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  66. Hi Jane, just wondering, are you able to drive along the Olle Trails? Have read that it is not accessible by car. ):

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    1. Hi, olle trail is a walking trail. There are roads that are near some parts of the trail thus you can enjoy the same scenery if you don't want to walk.

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  67. Hi Jane thanks for the info. Me and my 2 other friends are planning to visit Jeju island in Aug for a week. Would you be able to share with me your itinerary. My email is Annie.py@gmail.com. Thanks in advance

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    1. Hi, I have included the itinerary in my post. You can click on the link to download.

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  68. I love your blog. I'm planning to visit Seoul/JeJu Island in September, Can you share your itinerary? My email is petitevoyager502@gmail.com Thank you in advance

    @petitevoyager

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  69. Hi Jane, chanced upon your blog while I was searching for some self drive guides in Jeju. Would appreciate it if you can email me your itinerary to rynn.tots@gmail.com I will be going to Jeju from 18-21 Dec. Regarding the Strawberry plucking, is it in season during the dates I'm planning to go? Thank you =)

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  70. Hi Jane, chanced upon your blog while I was searching for some self drive guides in Jeju. Would appreciate it if you can email me your itinerary to rynn.tots@gmail.com I will be going to Jeju from 18-21 Dec. Regarding the Strawberry plucking, is it in season during the dates I'm planning to go? Thank you =)

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    1. Hi, I have included the links to the itinerary in my post. Dec is in season for strawberry.

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  71. Hi Jane, your trip report are super. I will be going to Jeju, Busan and seoul. Would appreciate if you can email me your itinerary to xemega@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi, thank you for the compliments. I have uploaded my itinerary at the end of the post. Please click on the link to retrieve.

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  72. Hi Jane, I would like to have a copy of your itinerary. I will be going to Korea end of Oct - Nov and staying in Jeju for 3 nights. My email address is n_jenn78@yahoo.com.sg. Thank you in advance.

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    1. Hi, I have uploaded my itinerary at the end of the post, you can retrieve from the link.

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  73. Hi, do you think 2 weeks are so much for a Jeju trip? I am from Egypt and I will be travelling with my friend in early October. I would like it very much if you tell me what to do in two weeks in Korea if they are so much for just Jeju.
    Thanks (neardasky@gmail.com)

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    1. Hi, I have sent the information to you via email.

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    2. Thank you very much for your help 😊

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  74. Hi Jane, your blog is definitely very informative. I will be at Jeju from 6 - 9 July next month. Wonder if you can share your self drive itinerary? Thanks in advance. cheap.thrills.mail@gmail.com

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    1. Hi, self drive itinerary can be found in the post.

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  75. Hi Jane, your blog very interesting and i really like it and I had plan my trip to jeju and Seoul with my mom, appreciated that you can share your self drive itinerary to lancy25@hotmail.com? Many thanks in advance

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  76. Hi Jane, in Oct. we are visiting Busan (12-14), Jeju (14-17) and Seoul (17-21). Please provide info or tips for our holiday. Thanks. My email is agohong@gmail.com

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    1. Hi, do refer to my Busan and Seoul blog post. Jeju itinerary can be found in this post as well. Do let me know if you need any other specific information.

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  77. Greetings Jane .... Thank you for the info on sights and taste of Jeju. I will be travelling with hubby to Jeju on 22Sep. We have 10 days in total, wld like to try as much of Jeju cuisine. May i ask your advice on the ideal no. of days and shd we stay in just 01 hotel and drive ard?
    Thank you.

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    1. Hi, I would prefer to spend more nights in the southern part of Jeju. 10 days in 1 hotel might not be ideal as it takes time to travel from one part of Jeju to another. It also depends on your budget. I will recommend spending a night or two at Shilla hotel.

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  78. Hi Jane,

    This coming November will be going to Seoul for my family trip. We plan to visit Jeju for 3 days 2 nights.
    May i know what's the price for MPV car? Total 7 of us.

    Thanks :)

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    1. Hi Jess, you can refer to this website (https://www.lotterentacar.net/eng/reservation/reservationJeju.do). There is discount offered for online reservation and prepayment.
      Kia Carnival which can take up to 9 pax will cost KRW250,000 which is approximately SGD300(after discount) for 3 days, includes insurance and navigation. Price depends on whether you are renting over the weekend (more expensive) and dates selected.

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  79. Hi Jane,

    Your post is very helpful and informative. Would you share your itinerary with me please? I'll be going Korean in December this year. Thanks!

    Email: ella_catherine@hotmail com

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    1. Hi, you can download my itinerary from the post. Do let me know if you encounter issues.

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  80. Hi Jane
    I m planning for a tour next mar or apri. Do u think i'll be able to catch sakura in mar ard 20th or shld i go in apr?


    Will also need ur help to share experience on self driving. S the road straightforward and gos easy to use esp so as they r left hand drive while in sg its right hand drive

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    1. Hi, I would say between late March and early April. 20th might be too early but then again, depends on how the weather changes (getting earlier each year), might be too early to tell.

      Their u turn is quite different, there is no road divider like that in SG. You have to look out for the u turn sign and turn at the dotted white line. You can refer to other driving info from this site: http://www.korea4expats.com/article-road-hazards.html

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  81. Hi, Jane. Appreciate if you could share your itinerary with us. My friend and I are planing to have a vocation to Jeju island at the end of Oct. My email address is jingting0923@gmail.com. Thank you!

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    1. Hi, you can download my itinerary in this blog post.

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  82. Hi jane, ill be travelling with my bf to jeju/seoul early sept. 9-10 days. Planning to go jeju for about 4 days, want to hike mount hallasan. Can u suggest an itinerary, must go places, must try food, convenient accommodation, etc? Thanks in advance! Nice blog u have here!

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    1. Hi, thank you for the compliment. You can refer to my itinerary in this post. I have another post on Jeju as well. Jeju is famous for their orange, black pork, seafood, haenyeo (sea women), green tea and beaches. Depending on your budget, I will definitely recommend one night stay at Shilla hotel. If budget is tight, any of the newer hotels are decent.

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  83. Hi Jane, i am interested in your intinerary. It is really well planned. Able to advise on a 2d1n trip? will be heading to jeju this coming early november. my email is nikwongg@gmail.com

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  84. Hi Jane, i chanced upon your blog while doing research on jeju. Can i get some tips from you as it will be my first time to jeju in Dec with spouse and 2 kids. I am interested in the strawberry picking and songaksan and Mt hallasan. Are you able to email me rachel_teo99@yahoo.com.sg? Thank you.

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    1. Hi, you can download my itinerary in the blog post above. Let me know if you need help.

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  85. Hi Jane, appreciate if you could share your itinerary. I am planning to Seoul & Jeju with my BF in this coming November. My email add is yikyin_86@hotmail.com
    TQVM! :)

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    1. Hi, you can download my itinerary from the post. Do let me know if you need help.

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  86. hi... enjoyed your blog
    from your experience, do you recommend staying at different hotels each night while traveling around Jeju by self driving? Or it is okay to stay in one hotel for the whole trip?

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  87. hi... enjoyed your blog
    from your experience, do you recommend staying at different hotels each night while traveling around Jeju by self driving? Or it is okay to stay in one hotel for the whole trip?

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    1. Unless you are considering a few nights at the more expensive hotel, otherwise, sticking to one hotel will be preferred. If you have early morning departure from Jeju, you might need to spend one night at Jeju city as well.

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  88. Hi! Thank you for this super comprehensive guide. Just wanted to get your thoughts on whether jeju is worth a visit with kids? Mine are 3y5mo and 14mo. Am considering a trip in late Oct for about 3D/2N. Last time I was there was over 15 years ago (I was still a student then!) and can barely remember anything about the place. Thanks!

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    1. Yes of course. There are lots of museums (teddy bear, hello kitty, car etc) there to keep the kids entertained.

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  89. Hi! Thank you for this super comprehensive guide. Just wanted to get your thoughts on whether jeju is worth a visit with kids? Mine are 3y5mo and 14mo. Am considering a trip in late Oct for about 3D/2N. Last time I was there was over 15 years ago (I was still a student then!) and can barely remember anything about the place. Thanks!

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  90. Hi would like to recommend 2 drivers whom I have engaged for my 2013 & 2015 trip.

    http://airfne.com/listing/korea-lee-hongmin-ko-soon-tae/

    http://airfne.com/listing/korea-mr-xuan-玄庸昊/

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  91. hi Jane, i will be going seoul and jeju island 10days trip. if you dont mind can you share with me your itinerary? my email is huishan814@gmail.com
    thanks

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    1. will be on end of March and April

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    2. Hi, you can download my itinerary from the post above. For Seoul, do refer to my Seoul related posts. Do let me know if you need help in any particular area. I think Mar/Apr is a good time to catch cherry blossoms.

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  92. Hi Jane, Can i have your itinerary to Jeju island. I going there April 2017. My email address: corocutie@gmail.com.
    Thanks in advance.

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  93. HI Jane, can i have a copy of your 4d3n itinerary? Thanks, my email add is dorissee77@gmail.com

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    1. Hi, you can download it from the link in this post.

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    2. Hi, you can download it from the link in this post.

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  94. Hi Jane,

    I will be in Jeju in Dec for 3D2N but I'll only be hiring a private driver for 1 of the days. Are there any recommendations for which places to visit during the winter period and which places to avoid? Also, which areas should I get the driver to cover especially those which are more inaccessible? Thanks!:)

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    1. Hi, definitely go and experience strawberry picking and also try trekking up hallasan. Other than Jeju city itself, I will consider most of the places inaccessible without car.

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  95. Hi Jane,
    Can i have your itinerary to Jeju island. I going there in Dec. My email address is j260367c@singnet.com.sg

    Thanks.

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    1. Hi, you can download it from the post above. Do let me know if you need additional info.

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  96. Hi do you have any tips booking a flight from manila to jeju? Or do you know any travel agencies that just arrange the flight, hotel and airport transfers? I keep seeing $700++ package tours and I feel like its so overpriced and I want to do a DIY tour.. I hope you can help or suggest anything..

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    1. Hi, you can search for flights on expedia. Might be cheaper to take a flight to Seoul and then a domestic flight to Jeju. For DIY tour in Jeju, you can look for private taxi driver who can double up as tour guide.

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  97. Hi Jane! My friend and I will be visiting Jeju for the second time, but it will be our first time self-driving. Just wondering if it takes a long time to load the car onto the ferry to Udo? Also, is the queue for cars long? We will be going there in Dec 2016.

    Thanks! Regards :)

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    1. Hi, queue is usually quite long so do not attempt to catch the last ferry out or back. Loading the car up the ferry itself just takes probably a minute, you just drive up the ramp to park in the ferry. You will need to check the weather as the ferry does not operate in bad weather, more chances of bad weather in winter so do have some backup plans.

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  98. Dear Jane,

    What an extended blog! Very helpful
    I was only wondering where you think would be the best place for me to stay on jeju. Is this Seongshan, Seogwipo or Jeju-si? I won't be able to rent a car since I'm just backpacking on my own...

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    1. Hi, do you intend to take public transport? It might be easier to take transport from Jeju city but there is nothing much there. I rent a car when I am here thus I will spend a few days at each area.

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  99. Dear Jane,

    You are like a local in Jeju. The information you provided very helpful.
    I was wondering whether you can propose me a itineary for my family of 8pax which arrive JeJu on 25Jun noon time and depart 28Jun morning flight to Busan. We think of rent a car to drive around too. With the itineary wish you can propose the area to stay or you have any best homestay recommend. Many thanks and appreciate.


    email: christ_kang@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi, sorry for the late response, you can download the 4d3n itinerary from my post. I have not tried homestay in Jeju before. Of all the accommodations that I have tried, the only one I can think of which I will recommend is Jeju Bom. Depending on your preference (whether you prefer the resort feel, staying by the beach etc), my recommendation on the area to stay in will differ.

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  100. Dear Jane!

    I think i found a gem when looking up where I should go during my visa run out-/into China! And it's jeju! I unfortunately only have Friday to Sunday whereas Friday is not even full. I would still like to go because I prefer it way more than going into a big city! What do you think as an itinerary for this short time? I really want to be in the nature and don't care about accomodation.

    Looking so forward to your reply!!

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    1. Hi, sorry for the late reply, I hope I am still in time. Given the time constraint and considering your preference, I recommend heading East to Songsan Ilchulbong area. You can visit Woljeongri beach (spend some time at the cafes there), make a short trip to Udo, visit Songshan Ilchulbong and try out the nearby olle trail.

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  101. HI Jane. thanks for sharing. Do you mind send me off-beaten path as I will travel to Jeju for second time. my email is vonnysu@gmail.com thanks in advance.

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    1. Hi Vonny, what are the places that you have visited and what are your preferences? In addition, when will you be travelling? Jeju will see the opening of a mega theme park starting September 2017.

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  102. Hi Jane,

    Its wonderful to read your entry and see your response to almost all. I wish you will help us out as well. I am travelling to jeju on 2 April till 5th April 2017. My flight will reach Jeju at 7am on 2Apr and leaving early morning on 5th Apr I will rent a car while I am there. Can you help to map out the below places per the driving distance and ability to cover in 3 days.


    Jeju places to see

    udo island
    seongwipo downtown area , jeju sports complex (cherry blossam)
    jusangjeolli cliff
    jeju stone park
    seongeup folk village
    cheonjeyeon waterfall
    jeongbang waterfalls
    seongsan llchulborg cliff (overnite stay so can see sunrise)
    hallim park
    jeju hamdeaok beach
    hyeopjae beach
    woljeongri beach
    dongmun market
    jeju glass castle


    parimalar78@gmail.com

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    1. Hi, that is a lot of places to cover in 3 days. Although Jeju is an island, it is not that small either. End to end driving can take you up to 2 hours. Udo iteself will take up half a day or more. Based on your list, I will recommend this order (driving duration based on from previous destination to current destination):

      Day 1: Airport - Udo (1.5 hrs including ferry) - Woljeongri beach (1 hr including ferry) - Hamdeok beach (20 min) - Dongmun market (45 min) - Accommodation in Jeju City

      Day 2: Accommodation - Seongsan Ilchulbong (1 hr) - Seongeup folk village (25 min) - Jeju stone park (25 min) - Hyeopjae beach (1 hr 10 min) - Hallim park (1 min) - Jeju glass castle (20 min) - Cheonjeyeon waterfall (20 min) - Accommodation in Seogwipo area

      Day 3: Explore Seogwipo area - Jusangjeolri cliff (10 min) - Jeongbang waterfall (30 min) - airport (1 hr 10 min)

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  103. Hi Jane, Do you mind sending me your full itinerary for seoul & jeju island? I'm travelling to Korea for the first time on August. Thanks! My email is cheeyan20@gmail.com

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    1. Hi, you can download the Jeju itinerary from the post above. As for Seoul, do refer to my post on Seoul. I am not recommending any itinerary as travelling in Seoul is quite convenient and you just need to plan based on the subway map. I will be updating the Seoul post with my latest itinerary, so stay tuned!

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  104. Hi Jane.. Chanced upon your blog while doing research for our upcoming trip. Will be in Jeju & Seoul from 25Mar to 01Apr. Spending 4d3n at Jeju before heading back to Seoul. Wonder if u can share some itinerary with us as it's our first time to Jeju & Seoul.
    How will the weather be like during this period if time? Hope to receive your sharing via email (aizhen_84@hotmail.com).

    Thanks in advance. :)

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    1. Hi, wonderful time to be in Korea as you have a chance of catching the cherry blossoms (end Mar in Jeju and beginning Apr in Seoul). Jeju will typically be warmer as compared to Seoul. The temperature in Seoul is forecasted to hover around 7 deg c and 11 deg c in Jeju.

      As for itinerary, you can download from the post above. As for Seoul, refer to my post on Seoul.

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  105. Hi Jane! Greetings from India. Stumbled upon your blog when researching for places to stay in Jeju. My friend and I are planning a trip to Jeju in May (traveling alone, and outside the country for the first time GASP! :D :D)

    Wanted to know a little bit about weather in May and suggestions for what we could do in our 5 days in Jeju. We will be traveling mostly by public transport and taxis.

    Will be definitely bookmarking your blog. Thanks!

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  106. Hi Jane

    Your blog is extremely detailed & organised! It was a wonderful read for me. I'll be going to Jeju on 13/6 to 17/6 with 2 friends. We are intending to rent a car. Would you recommend me to rent through expedia or to use Lotte (present Kumho)?

    Furthermore, may I know how long does it take to hike Mount Halla? What is the difference between Mount Halla & the sunrise peak?

    Can you please share your itinerary with me please? My email is fionalohjx@gmail.com.

    Well appreciated, thank you!:)

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  107. hi there,
    i will be visiting Jeju in 3 weeks time. and i will only have a short 3 days 2 night trip there. keen to take public transportation for experience. my fiance and i will be staying in Seogwipo area. i would like to know if its possible to visit many places in this time frame? can you please share any suggestion of itenery please. my email is shuyee86@gmail.com any help would be much appreciated. thank you in advance!

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  108. Dear Jane,

    I will be travelling to korea in Oct for 10 days. Do you mind sharing you itinerary with me.

    I'm planning to go seoul and jeju. Not sure whether to include busan.

    my email address: sing_snow88@hotmail.com

    thank you:)

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  110. Hi Jane!

    So impressed by your blog and all the comments!

    My friends and I will be visiting Jeju this Sep. It's gonna be a 4d3n trip. Could you share your itinerary with me? And we are thinking of staying near the shopping/food area (walking distance) near the northern part of Jeju. Was thinking Lotte city... or do you have other recommendations?

    Thank you! ^^

    Karen (missktao@hotmail.com)

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  111. I would like to go Jeju fir 5D4N from 17 to 21 OCtober this year. My plan is to leave Jeju and head back to Seoul early on 21 October as I am leaving Seoul on 24 October.
    Do send me your itinerary @ ysx_7@hotmail.com

    Thank you

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  112. Hi Jane im heading to Jeju in mid sep and would like to have your itineraries for ref. Appreciate your sharing. Thank you!
    Xuanqqiu@hotmail.com

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  113. Love your lovely blog. I am going there for 4 nights
    Do send me your itinerary @ redsuns85@gmail.com

    Thank you
    Stefan

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  114. Hi Jane, Thank you for your blog! It is very helpful! I wish to have a recommended 3D2N itinerary :) My email is crystal.shujuan@gmail.com. Thanks :)

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  115. Hi Jane,

    Very informative travel blog to Jeju.

    My family of 3. are planning to go spend 6 nights in Jeju.

    Kindly email your itinerary in Jeju to pt1678@gmail.com

    Thanks a lot :-)

    Peter

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  116. Hi Jane,
    Thank you for your sharing. Its very helpful especially for first time to visit Jeju Island.
    I wish to have a recommend 6D5N itinerary for 2Adult + 1kid travelling by end of December. My email carynhow@gmail.com.
    Thanks.

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