I spent the weekend on Geoje island exploring and eating good food with good friends. Yesterday we took a ferry to Oedo island, a completely stunning tropical paradise. The island was created by a husband and wife team for more than 30 years before unveiling it to the public. Apparently it used to be a rocky island like neighbouring ones in the area, but to see it you’d never believe it. The whole place is lush and green with spots of colour and absolutely gorgeous views.
The ferry made us nauseous (big time) but when we docked at Oedo, it was instantly worth it. The place is wonderful, with sweet gardens tucked away in corners, interesting and modern statues everywhere, palm trees and pathways with a roof of branches. Any way you look there is a beautiful vista, and in the end we just sat in the spot that offered the best panorama of the place. It was easily the highlight of my weekend and one of the best places I’ve visited in Korea.
The seasons have changed for me, here in Busan. The weather got cooler overnight, though we’ve still had days like today that were blazing hot and sunny. But whenever it starts cooling down, it instantly feels like fall and brings up all kinds of nostalgia and feelings and memories. I love the fall, but this year it’s been feeling like life is going by really quickly and that the seasons of my life are happening faster than ever. I’m sure this is not going to change anytime soon, which is why I’m so glad I decided to try and document my year here in Korea through videos. Over the past month, I didn’t shoot as much and as a result a lot of things are missing from this video. Even so, I’m so happy that even a few of the great memories I have got preserved this way.
I’ve been experiencing so much in the past 6 months since I arrived in Korea – so many ups and downs, but mostly ups. The second half of summer had a different feeling from the first – more growing and thinking was going on, lots of dinners out and beach days and my solo adventure in Japan. Life was busy in August, but we still managed to enjoy our summer evenings, celebrating often with picnics and wine. I saw a ton of gorgeous sunsets and a few sunrises, went kayaking and surfing, learned some acro yoga, read some good books, and soaked up as much of the summer as I could. It was such a great one.
The video this time is short and sometimes wobbly but always sweet.