We here at Grana not only travel the globe to find the world’s best fabrics, but we also just travel a lot, period. Traveling has, and always will be, a core part of Grana culture. With our HQ located in Hong Kong, the world is at our feet and we’re encouraged to explore it as often as we can!
The Grana family often tags on a vacation day here and there, turning weekends into adventures, getaways and learning experiences. Each time someone leaves for a trip, they bring back savvy tips; but what good is a tip if not shared? So, we’re making our tips, your tips.
For our first edition of our new travel column, we’ve gotten the inside scoop on Jeju Island, South Korea from Kellie, our copywriter.
- If you’re a planner, then the bus network on the island is very good but requires more daily planning. If you’d rather just go with the flow, then renting a car is a great idea and affordable – as long as you don’t dent the door of your rental. Be sure to book your car in advance.
Food & Bev
- Jeju is known for its black pig, try some when you go for Korean BBQ. On the Korean BBQ note, when people tell you it’s not spicy, they’re lying. It’s spicy. Also, banana bread in Jeju means a piece of cake with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and nuts. It’s tasty, but do trust your friendly waiter when they give you recommendations on the portions – you don’t need two, even if you’re hangry.
- There are cafés EVERYWHERE. The coffee industry is blowing up on this tiny island. It may take a while for them to make it, but it’s worth it and affordable, so latte your way through the day. If java ain’t your thing, then Jeju is also famous for citrus fruits, so drink some OJ.
- There is no entry charge, so you can walk around and look at all the planes at the Air and Space Museum for free. There’s also no one really around to stop you from climbing on stuff to get the shot, so pose away.
- Being an island, the coast is where it’s at; the view is free and it’s amazing. There are plenty of cool seaside spots to snap pics, and a man in a bulldozer may even drive by and offer to take your photo for you – accept, he’s really nice.
Seogwipo, near Food Street.
Book in advance and have options to choose from for your Jeju trip.
Photo credits: Kellie Eminson
life / by Grana / 05.31.17