We just watched Avatar (were we the last ones??) on 3D in Lotte cinema Saturday last week. We were supposed to see it earlier but we couldn't make any reservations.
It was only my second time seeing a movie in a cinema here. The first time was an early morning movie, too which usually starts at 9am (the 7am movie was a special case probably due to public demand!haha). People usually pay 9,000 KRW for a regular showing. But an early morning movie costs, 5,000 KRW. Not bad right? Something like this comes in very handy for cheapskates like me and Asul!hahahha
Avatar though costs 13,000 KRW on 3D and since we deprived ourselves of a little bit more sleep to be in the cinema before 7, we only paid 8,000 KRW. It was quite a deal since there were three of us cos we tagged our nephew along :)
So... a 7am movie... anyone?! :)
A whale!! which was not moving..lol it actually consisted of two rocks which amazingly looked like a whale from afar..
Oh, and I DO remember this one... (mga feeler!!) hahaha
If I'm not mistaken, this was the first time I had ever been to a cave (and a lava tube at that!) I didn't see much inside though cos it was kinda dark (obviously!) but I liked the mere feeling of walking inside. Oh, and it was interesting to see this amazing lava formations exhibited in several segments of the cave.
Too bad, I didn't have any decent picture inside... technical difficulty,hahaha
This " lava turtle" was the last lava formation we saw (we didn't walk further anymore). There was this small equipment that tourists press to hear the explanations in different languages like Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese. The lava turtle was said to be in resemblance with Jeju Island's shape with Mount Halla right there in the middle. It was also said that you can make a wish by touching the turtle's head (which of course I did!) :)
taken on our way out...
Sorry my hair was all over the place..hahaha :)
This was the map, also in a brochure, to guide us on our way round the maze. I was just staring at it the whole time but never actually used it.lol It was a little tricky and it was funny when I heard some people joking shouting "Bihenggi!!" (which means airplane!LOL... i was seriously considering that option!kkk)
In the maze. Harry Potter?! Isdatyu?!kkkk
This is the maze's top view..
Anyway, tea drinking has been a part of Korean traditional culture particularly among royal families and aristocrats. Hmmm... now that I mentioned, I wonder if Asul has royal blood or somethin' ?lol cos he's a huge fan of tea.haha
Jeju is said to be an ideal location for producing quality tea because of its climate and geographical conditions. (I sooo love the weather there cos it was cool... not freezing like here in Seoul) :)
This is the green tea field just opposite to the museum.
And this is Jeju's traditional gate (we saw this at the entrance of most of the tourist spots we visited).. there's another same rock at the other end as well:)
And this is the cup gallery with tea items and tea sets on display.
There's a cafe as well where we ordered green tea ice cream:)
And this is the observatory. The view was not really breathtaking but I WAS breathless cos we used the stairs to go up (and it was just on the third floor! exagg! kkk)