Day 11: Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market

This was supposed to be our hiking day but we were tired of all the travel, so we converted it into a rest day. We were in an orange orchard and the owners also lived there. They couldn’t speak any English but were a very friendly couple. I love oranges. I pointed at the oranges once and I got to eat as much Jeju oranges (also called Dekopon) I wanted. Loved it.

Orange orchard.

Orange orchard.

Home we stayed. Its outside the town.

Home we stayed. Its outside the town.

I also had some writing to do. So we spent most of the morning eating oranges, writing and watching a mountain though our window.

We spent most of the day sitting here and writing.

We spent most of the day sitting here and writing.

After lunch we thought of walking around. I knew about Jeju Olle Trail, marked long trails all around Jeju island. If you are in Jeju its a must. Also I think its worth returning to Jeju just to walk. Check Jeju Olle Trail Guide/ for detailed routes, gpx files and other details in English. Anyway it was raining lightly so we thought of walking a few kilometers on Route 6 which included Seogwipo Maeil Olle Market and restaurants. Also what better place to wander around aimlessly other than a local market? Olle market is a food market. They sell local fish, fruits and other food items in the market. So walked around and ate street food. I have some pictures from the market below.

Entrance of market

Entrance of market

Market has walk ways and has place to sit and rest. Once can also eat street food.

Market has walk ways and also has place to sit and rest. Once can also eat street food.

Sweets

Sweets

Black pork is a delicacy

Black pork is a delicacy

Steamed and stuffed

Steamed and stuffed

Kimchi. You can buy them in the market.

Kimchi. You can buy them in the market.

Raw materials

Raw materials

Jeju oranges

Jeju oranges

A flower shop in the market.  What else can you see?

A flower shop in the market. What else can you see?

Majority of the market is run by women.

Majority of the market is run by women.

End of the day we had some beer and planned for our next hike.

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