Yeosu is one of Korea’s most picturesque port cities. Famous for its seafood, beaches, flowers and marinas, it is developing as an international and tourist destination. I was a little disappointed that Justin was unable to join us on this trip because I really fell in love with Yeosu even though I only saw a few areas of it. The city consists of the Yeosu peninsula as well as 317 islands (49 inhabited, 268 uninhabited) with a population of 300,000. Lying about midway along the southern coast of South Korea, Yeosu has cool summers and mild winters thanks to the sea wind and warm current. Its blessed ocean climate also brings Yeosu relatively longer springs and autumns than other regions. After some driving around, I was ready to pack up and move down to this city!!
It seems that when Justin leaves, David likes to join me in the back seat of the van for a chat about life. haha!
We were treated to an amazing buffet in the heart of Yeosu. This was definitely one of the finest buffets I have been to in Korea. There was an enormous selection of food. Unfortunately, there was not so much to choose from on the dessert table, but this is Korea, so that is not surprising.
I don’t remember how many plates of food I had because I kept getting up to get more. I mainly attacked the sushi and meat options, but everything else was fantastic too! There were a number of foreign cuisines to select from, including Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, and Italian.
The view from our table onto the coastline.
Once we had eaten more than we should have, we headed back onto the road. The weather was perfect for driving around. We were going to spend a few hours at the Yeosu Aquarium before heading back to Seoul, but on the way there we stopped a number of times to get out of the van and take pictures.
We stopped along the coastal road to feed some ducks.
Jena, David and I enjoying the sunshine (and lack of snow).
Yeosu is a city of history and loyalty where the headquarters of South Jeolla Province Navy Base was located, and the Great Admiral Yi Sun Shin invented the Geobukseon or “a turtle ship” to save the country.
As you can see above, some of the neighbourhoods are nestled in between mountains. There are pretty mains streets, and there seems to be tons to see and do here. Despite being far from Seoul, I would to live in a city like this. Hopefully I get a chance to come back here with Justin, and see more of what the city has to offer!
Driving through the hilly neighbourhoods.
Pastor Debra bought a huge box of clementines and we all dug in enthusiastically.
Juicy clementines from Jeju Island (a short distance from Yeosu City).
Playing around in the back of the van.
We played UNO on the back seat while the Um’s drove us to the Aquarium.
I think another trip to Yeosu city is needed, but this time with Justin by my side
so that we can check out all that the city has to offer.