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The two major soju brands that dominate the Seoul market – Chamisul (참이슬) and Chum Churum (처음 처럼) – usually cost just ₩3,000 per bottle at a restaurant (about ₩1,000 if you want to keep it real at the convenience store). Pictured: Chamisul (참이슬)

The two major soju brands that dominate the Seoul market – Chamisul (참이슬) and Chum Churum (처음 처럼) – usually cost just ₩3,000 per bottle at a restaurant (about ₩1,000 if you want to keep it real at the convenience store). Pictured: Chamisul (참이슬)

Kimchi Making Class at the Kimchii Field Museum in Seoul, Korea - 5 Must Try Korean Dishes | www.TheHungryTravelerBlog.com

5 Must Try Korean Dishes

Kimchi Making Class at the Kimchii Field Museum in Seoul, Korea - 5 Must Try Korean Dishes | www.TheHungryTravelerBlog.com

I've ridden a junk boat through beautiful rock formations and floating villages in Halong Bay, Vietnam

I've ridden a junk boat through beautiful rock formations and floating villages in Halong Bay, Vietnam

haenyeo women divers diving for fresh seafood. Unique to Jeju island.

haenyeo women divers diving for fresh seafood. Unique to Jeju island.

Another interesting cultural aspect of the island is the matriarchal family structure found especially in Udo and Mara. The best examples are given by the haenyeo (sea women) who were often the head of the families because they controlled the income. Haenyeo are women diving all year long in the cold waters without diving gear in order to harvest abalones, conches and a myriad of other marine products.

Another interesting cultural aspect of the island is the matriarchal family structure found especially in Udo and Mara. The best examples are given by the haenyeo (sea women) who were often the head of the families because they controlled the income. Haenyeo are women diving all year long in the cold waters without diving gear in order to harvest abalones, conches and a myriad of other marine products.

Haenyo: Diving for Sea Creatures on Jeju Island

Haenyo: Diving for Sea Creatures on Jeju Island

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Jeju Island, South Korea ~ Honeymooners flock to this island off the coast of South Korea for the white-sand beaches, palm trees, beautiful sunsets and emerald waters. Two favorite beaches are Hyeopjae and Geumneung, and those looking for more adventure can hike up Mount Halle, the highest point in South Korea, at 6,400 feet. Need more adventure? Poke around inside the Manjanggul lava tube, part of which is open to the public. The busiest months on Jeju Island are July and August, but…

Jeju Island, South Korea ~ Honeymooners flock to this island off the coast of South Korea for the white-sand beaches, palm trees, beautiful sunsets and emerald waters. Two favorite beaches are Hyeopjae and Geumneung, and those looking for more adventure can hike up Mount Halle, the highest point in South Korea, at 6,400 feet. Need more adventure? Poke around inside the Manjanggul lava tube, part of which is open to the public. The busiest months on Jeju Island are July and August, but…

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