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Continuing where I left off last year with our Asian trip we visit Jeju Island, our last destination in South Korea.

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Jeju is the largest volcanic island in Korea.

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Full of natural beauty

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and bustling commerce.

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The markets are colorful patchworks

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of staples of Korean life.

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During our stay we visited Daheeyeon Tea Farm

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which is a very peaceful and beautiful place.

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And Manjanggul Cave created when the Geomunoreum volcanic crater erupted

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and flowed through creating a lava tube

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which had me in awe of the power of the flowing molten lava.

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The lines in the rock were made as the flowing molten lava changed levels.

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This lava column was created by lava that flowed through a hole in the ceiling.

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Next we drove along the coast in search of the famous Jeju women divers

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and found them in a cove. See the three orange buoys below?

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Our driver explained they are becoming extinct because no young women are interested in such a hard life

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and now all that are left are “Grannies” rather than the young women of island lore past.

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Dong Amsa Temple sits on a hillside overlooking the water

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and has a unique charm.

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I will leave you with a walk through some island flowers.

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I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of Jeju. Next we fly to Shanghai, China.

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