Sunday, November 15, 2009

Day 3 Korea November 2009--Jeju Tangerines and Black Pig

Sunday travel via a domestic Korean airline flight (Asiana) went well. Upon arrival, Jeju Island feels similar to most tourist destinations. Lots of promotion and marketing for tourist traps. Once crossing the island by car (a Kia Sportage) it feels at times like rural America with winding roads and the last of the Fall foliage.

Nearing the southern coast of the island, orange orchards dominate the land--small plots everywhere. On the coast huge black tarp covered buildings house the island's aqua-farms. Not sure exactly what fish/ marine life they grow and harvest. I plan to find out today.

So, for Day 3... Food seemed stand out.
Breakfast was at the hotel in Gangnam. Typical Korean and western breakfast cuisine.

A snack at Gimpo Airport at Lotteria --they had no half and half :) I had a waffle. Lotteria sells a full line of burgers, including the popular bulgogi burgers-- a great example of localization.

Once on Jeju, we snacked on their famous Jeju tangerines en route to the hotel. ( I now have an ample supply for the week, too).

Late lunch was a chance to sample the island's traditional baked fish. Very tasty and well suited for a western palate.
Diner was at a local eatery and the treat of the day-- Jeju black pig. The pork BBQ is outstanding. Although meals will be provided by the Haevichi Hotel and Resort over the next 6 days, I plan to sneak in another pork BBQ.

To conclude,
Today (Monday) teams I will be training arrive from the US, UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific.

In the meantime, I'll shoot some video for posting of Haevichi, the lux resort and meeting facility arm of the Hyundai Kia Motor Group.
Questions? Comments?

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to the videos. I plan to visit Haevichi myself in the near future