I’m Pippi Do you want to know about me?
My name’s Pippi!
I guess you are all wondering who I am and why I know so much about Jeju?
It was crazy! It was as if I had never even beena road trip before. Lol! From the first day of my Olletrip, I could not stop saying “wow, incredible, gorgeous, awesome….” I thought, ‘I have been here several times. Why is this all new to me?’The islandwas totally different!
So deeply into Jeju Island, I walked all the way to Ole Street, and I went around looking for other places. It took me a couple of years, but I'll take a ride on Jeju Island with my two feet. How about 420 keys?
My first visit to Olle was course 1. It starts at a small elementary school surrounded by the very Jejuicy stone wall houses. After walking for about 10 minutes, I passed the first hill, and there was another hill in front of me. But no sweat! They are not too steep. The first hill gave me a stunning view, one I had never seen on Jeju, and with the second hill, I found myself alongside Jeju horses eating the grass and cows taking a nap. Well, horses are not that special on Jeju, but they were right in front of me, not at a distance. I paused for a while to absorb the peaceful landscape. Later, I found out the hills were, in the local language, called Oreum. This was when I began to fall in love with the island. It took about 5 years for me to complete all the Olle courses, with a total of about 420 kilometers. Well, I’m not telling you to just walk Olle Trail. The island is full many hidden gems for you to discover yourself. In addition, you can pick some short routes of each Olle Trail and have a leisurely walk as well. To be honest, I feel like I want to keep those hidden places all to myself (haha), but isn’t it better to share what makes us happy?
You know, it’s been impossible for me to visit all the cool places here. I am still somewhat a newcomer!
That is why I prepared special tips for you through ‘Pippi’s Pick’. ‘ Pippi’s Picks’ are very deliberately chosen,only after personally experiencing what the restaurants and guesthouses have to offer. Of course, some of you will have different tastes or standards in food, right?
Here are my standards…
- • Recommended by Jejulocals and made of healthy and fresh local food items for restaurants
- • I don’t like foods that are too spicy, salty, or sugary
- • Foods with stale ingredients are definitely a no-no
- • I only eat healthy local foods with fresh ingredients.
All I want is for you to all enjoy this blessed island to the fullest and go back to your home with happy memories.
Welcome to Jeju and happy travels!!