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Geojedo – A Flower Season Spectacular

If you’re looking for a place to visit on a sunny weekend, the island of Geoje should be high on your list. A combination of close proximity, easy access, fabulous beaches and incredible vistas make Geojedo a weekend to remember. Located just south of Busan, one can easily get to the island via numerous car or passenger ferries. While it’s possible to visit the island by taking buses, taxis and ferries to get there from Ulsan, having wheels while there is highly recommended. Once you’re out of the larger populated areas, taxis and buses are hard to come by. Rent a car or a scooter to really see the island.  The curvaceous mountain roads, sprinkled with plenty of ocean scenery splendor make it an excellent two-wheel adventure.

A Farmer works his fields in the waning sunlight of spring planting season

A Farmer works his fields in the waning sunlight of spring planting season

We thought the pine trees gave us their own special welcome with their characteristic one finger wave. We called them FU trees

We thought the pine trees gave us their own special welcome with their characteristic one finger wave. We called them FU trees

The Korean War POW camp is an interesting side trip on your journey around the island

The Korean War POW camp is an interesting side trip on your journey around the island

As idyllic a beach as any Caribbean island I've ever seen

As idyllic a beach as any Caribbean island I’ve ever seen

Excellent, soft, sandy, empty beaches

Excellent, soft, sandy, empty beaches

An Ancient mountain-top fortress affords spectacular views

An Ancient mountain-top fortress affords spectacular views

Botanical gardens abound on Geojedo and nearby Oedo Island

Botanical gardens abound on Geojedo and nearby Oedo Island

Dinner-plate sized flowers

Dinner-plate sized flowers

And miniature, delicate strings of flowers no bigger than an infants fingernail

And miniature, delicate strings of flowers no bigger than an infants fingernail

My wife, MyeongHee couldn't resist sitting among the purple

My wife, MyeongHee couldn’t resist sitting among the purple

Fascinating textures and color are everhwere

Fascinating textures and color are everhwere

Another botanical garden

Another botanical garden

The rugged coast has been scoured by the wind and water for eons

The rugged coast has been scoured by the wind and water for eons

Should you make the trip, be sure to bring an appetite for Korean-style sushi, or 회 – few restaurants served anything else.

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