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I’m still alive, folks

Just a couple of iPhone shots from Jeju.

Will return to Seoul tomorrow night.

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Town of Seongsan, seen from Seongsan Ilchulbong.

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Seongsan Ilchulbong, seen from Ando Tadao’s sublime Genius Loci, Seopjikoji.

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  • slim

    The Marmot goes on a cruise to the 517th Wonder of the World and TMH coverage slides at another crowning national achievement. But thank God the Chosun was on the job:

    http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2012/05/03/2012050301452.html

  • http://vmphotography.com.au hoju_saram

    Thanks for the heads-up Slim, I was losing sleep over that for a while. One does wonder how the Chinese Pickled Cabbage Society is going to react, however. Troubling times.

  • http://www.sperwerslog.com Sperwer

    We are all still here courtesy of L’l Kim not unleashing those new clever means yet.

  • jk6411

    We are all still here courtesy of L’l Kim not unleashing those new clever means yet.

    Not yet. But they are messing with commercial flights in the vicinity of Seoul.

    http://news.yahoo.com/n-korea-gps-jamming-hits-korea-flights-seoul-083433977.html

    I hope those commercial pilots are damn proficient in VOR and INS navigation.

  • slim

    “One does wonder how the Chinese Pickled Cabbage Society is going to react, however. Troubling times.”

    I’m sure cm is on the case.

    I expect South Korea and China to go head-to-head in a cabbage nationalism duel that will make the bloody fisheries fights look like a rough Captain Stabbin episode.

  • http://www.idlewordship.net Bobby McGill

    I know you took the boat there, if you are taking it back try not to get rammed by Chinese fisherman.

  • http://www.idlewordship.net Bobby McGill

    or fishermen for that matter.

  • Arghaeri

    or fisherpersons :-)

  • http://www.sperwerslog.com Sperwer

    @4

    Old news. Commercial pilots have been doing fine for more than a month since the Norks started this little game.

  • Wedge

    Uncle Marmot: We know you went down there to secretly protest that naval base at the behest of Bobby Redford. Don’t get caught–we’d hate to see you exiled.

    And yes, I think pilots can handle having their GPS jammed for a bit, having gotten along quite nicely without it for eight decades after the Wright Bros.

  • Wedge

    #1: Slim: I’m waiting for China to ban Samsung Galaxies in retaliation.

  • http://bcarr.com Brendon Carr

    Sperwer — I understand that you didn’t grow up amongst any speakers of any rural American dialect, which saves you the savage beating you deserve for this spelling infraction, but the proper contraction for little is li’l. L, I, apostrophe, L. The apostrophe represents the glottal stop in the correct hillbilly/farmer/meth cooker pronunciation of that word.

  • jk6411

    I think pilots can handle having their GPS jammed for a bit, having gotten along quite nicely without it for eight decades after the Wright Bros.

    Well, I do believe the air accident rate was higher in the days before GPS.

    (you never know.. if the weather gets bad, or if the pilot is sleepy, or has had a drink.. who knows?)

  • http://www.sperwerslog.com Sperwer

    @ it was a typo. I can talk Ozark wid da best a them.

  • jd

    Recently saw that Korean movie where the female lead gets her university friend to remodel an old house on Jeju for her. The scenes from the movie and the pictures in this post are really making me want to move to the island and enjoy the slow life, just like my wife and I every six months or so promise ourselves we’ll do but never actually do.

    Any former Seoulite, current J-Ilander with advice?

  • Wedge

    #13: When I saw pics of the KAL Guam crash with the VOR bowling pin in the background I knew VOR-fixation had something to do with it. Still, flying a VOR radial is one of the easiest ways to navigate.

  • http://gypsyscholarship.blogspot.com/ jefferyhodges

    If I’d a knowed Sperwer could talk hillbilly, I’d a commenced a conversation with ‘em!

    Jeffery Hodges

    * * *

  • Railwaycharm

    Jeon Ji-hyun Radiant on Her Wedding Day….Sigh……

  • dogbertt

    Straight Outta Branson

  • gbnhj

    I kin see that, Jeffery. I was fixin’ to myself – fie had enough gumption, gess Ida done it already.

  • http://geoju.kr fanwarrior

    Looks really nice. Need to try and get down this summer.

  • dokdoforever

    Jamming GPS just to mildly (at best) harass commercial pilots doesn’t seem to make much sense. More plausible is that North Korean leadership fears drones or precision guided strikes.

  • http://dok.do/4aVK41 Year of the Dragon

    One of the main tourist attractions on Jeju-do is the 22 m (72 ft) high and 12 m (39 ft) wide Cheonjiyeon Waterfall.

    At the bottom of the waterfall is an artificial pond that is 20 m (66 ft) deep.

    Two small dams help keep the water at a specific level.

    Large volcanic rocks form landbridges that allow tourists to pose for photographs in front of the falls.

    These falls are characterized by its trachyte andesite rocks.

    The source of Cheonjiyeon Waterfall is a spring that comes out of the floor of the Somban Stream.

    The stream Yeonhee-chun is the source of the waterfall.

    The waterfall is one of the three famous waterfalls of Jeju, the other two being Cheonjeyeon Waterfall and Jeongbang Waterfall.

    Cheonjiyeon Waterfall during the day.
    In order to reach the waterfall, visitors must walk on a landscaped trail.

    Near the beginning of the path is a traditional Korean raft called t’e-u (테우), symbolizing Korean culture.

    It is the most popular at night, because the falls are illuminated.

    At night, the “Hidden Face,” a formation of rocks, may be visible with the night lights, and the falls are popular for lovers.

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    Just wait………… ONE of the MOST famous places in Jeju is a waterfall that is ONLY 22 meters high, which has a ARTIFICIAL pond and LANDSCAPED trails….

    YEAH!! such natural wonders!!!

  • CactusMcHarris

    So I got to ask, if you divorce your wife, is she still your sister?

  • R. Elgin

    Mr. Catus, that only works in West Virginia or parts of Kentucky.

  • R. Elgin

    “JD”, per #15, land prices are pretty high on Chejudo. You should work with a local realtor or someone that lives there to get a better price.

  • http://atlantarofters.blogspot.com The Sanity Inspector

    Make with the free ice cream!