Anywho, the regular cafeteria food is not the reason I am writing this post. This morning, I had an unintended and unidentified food outing. A UFO, if you will. ㅎㅎ.
I was determined to visit Gapado this morning. It's a small island just a few kilometers south of Moseulpo Harbor. According to my research, it takes about an hour to walk around the whole island and so I thought I would give it a go--do something more active away from the school. Due to inconsistent information about ferry times, I headed in early this morning, determined to catch the first boat out, even if I had to wait. While waiting, I met some of the other passengers--all Korean. I attempted to make conversation which led to a asking if anyone spoke English. There were a couple. An ahjussi and his friend were heading out and coming back on the same ferry as I and so they sort of "adopted" me.
|Leaving Jeju behind!|
|View as the Ferry pulled up to Gapado.|
|Panorama as you get off the boat and walk off the pier.|
The next food that came out was different. Voici my UFO. I could easily tell that it was some sort of aquatic life and that it was raw, but I had no idea what it was. My parents didn't raise me to be rude, so when they told me to dig in, I ate despite being hesitant. When I showed the picture to my friend later, she said that she thinks it's abalone, but that's just the best guess.
|My Unidentified Food Outing.|
|My 2 guides + a man from the restaurant leading the way.|
What I most liked from today--and really from all my outings so far--is that despite the language barrier, I've found that the people on Jeju are just so willing to help. Sometimes going out of their way to ensure that you understand or you're where you're needed to be. It's a good reminder to do that for someone else, too.
Love and hugs.