Life here on Jeju may be maddening, frustrating, confusing, exhausting and challenging, but it is rarely dull. Not a day goes by that I don’t shake my head and laugh at the latest “Alice in Wonderland” antics, both at school and on the street. Just yesterday at the bus stop I saw this adorable toddler wearing a huge red UCLA sweatshirt, over a fluffy pink ballerina skirt.
And the Konglish signage never fails to make me laugh. There was an abundance of such signage last weekend, when C., K and I hiked up Mt. Halla, the distinct volcano that is the epicenter of the island. Here are some prime sign examples, plus a few photos taken along the way. The “trail” was several miles of steep rocks and steps, jam packed the length and breadth with Koreans out enjoying one of the last days of the fall foliage season. The top of the mountain was not accessible via the trail we took, which ended at a hut serving ramen noodles and snacks. Oh well, it was a beautiful walk.