Monday, 14 April 2014

20 Mar 2014 - A very kind bus driver ^^

My next stop was 동비랑벽화마을 Dongpirang Wall Painting Village. There is a big carpark in front of the ship terminal. The bus stop for buses towards Dongpirang Village and Tongyeong Bus Terminal is located in front of Tongyeong Excursion Ship Terminal. You do not have to cross the road.
This was the bus stop where I took bus no. 101 to get to Dongpirang Village. The bus stop for Dongpirang Village is "중앙시장 Jung-Ang Sijang" but I was not very sure whether bus no 101 goes to "중앙시장 Jung-Ang Sijang". I further confirmed with the bus driver when I got on bus no. 101 at 2.06pm. He nodded his head. Let's call this bus driver as Bus Driver A. Announcement of the bus stops was in Korean. Tried using my cashbee card but it cannot be used here. T-money is fine ^^ 
Along the way, I saw some high rise residentials in Tongyeong.
Did not expect to see high rise buildings here ㅋㅋㅋ
어??? Tongyeong Bus Terminal???
I felt something was wrong when I saw the bus terminal.
It was 2.37pm when I reached here.

Bus Driver A announced that this was the last stop and everyone to alight. I approached him and he suddenly remember that I wanted to alight at "중앙시장 Jung-Ang Sijang". He looked so apologetic and said "Missed". It was not his fault. I don't think he missed the stop. It was I who missed the stop. He told me to sit down and he drove to a nearby alley to park his bus. Although it was a "chicken & duck conversation", but I think he wanted to send me to "중앙시장 Jung-Ang Sijang". I really feel bad but so touched by his kindness. In the first place, it was not his fault.
Bus Driver A was a SUPER NICE person. He asked me where I came from etc. I can feel he was caught in some difficulties but he wanted to make sure that I reached my destination. I think Bus Driver A was going to change shift or bus route. He saw one of his fellow colleague(Bus Driver B) geting ready to start work and called out to him. As shown in this picture, Bus Driver A(on the right) was explaining to Bus Driver B(on the left) that I am from Singapore and wanted to go to Dongpirang Village. Bus Driver A told me that Bus Driver B will sent me to "중앙시장 Jung-Ang Sijang". So so grateful to him. Bus Driver B drove off at 2.45pm.
"중앙시장 Jung-Ang Sijang" - Bus stop for Dongpirang Village.
I reached this bus stop at 3.15pm.
Bus driver B was very nice too.
He alerted me to alight here and cross the road to get to Dongpirang Village.
The green arrow is the entrance of 
중앙시장 Jung-Ang Sijang.
From the entrance of 중앙시장 Jung-Ang Sijang, I walked towards my one o'clock direction to get to the village.
Walking through the market.

Not long later, I saw 강구안 Gangguan Habour across the road. It took me about 5 mins to reach here from the bus stop. I knew I was in the correct direction when I saw the turtleship ^^ At last, I saw the turtle ships! I had always wanted to see a turtle ship and my wish finally came true in Tongyeong ^^ Although they were not the real thing, I was already very happy. To get to Dongpirang Village, you need not cross the road. Instead, turn left from here and walk straight for about 5 mins. Well, I did not proceed to Dongpirang Village right away but went to 강구안 Gangguan Habour instead.
미안 해요.
This is not clear but just a general idea of the place ㅋㅋ
The red arrow shows 강구안 Gangguan Habour.
The blue arrow shows 남망산 조각공원 Nammangsan Sculpture Park.

나폴리모텔 Napoli/Napole Motel is somewhere facing the habour as shown by the green arrow.
Dongpirang Village is behind the motel as shown by t
he red circle
Actually, I wanted to stay in this motel but the website is only in Korean ㅠㅠ
The blue circle shows 
중앙시장 Jungang Market
The green circle shows the Undersea Tunnel, which I did not have enough time to visit it ㅠㅠ

Sunday, 13 April 2014

20 Mar 2014 - 까멜리아장사도해상공원에서 ^^

It was still drizzling but I was thankful that everything was going smoothly.  

Its free seating.
The ship was fully taken up despite the rain.
A Korean man distributed this to all the passengers. He spoke in Korean and I had no idea what he was talking about. There was also some illustrations on Dos & Dont's in the park shown on TV. No translation at all. Some of the scenes were pretty funny although there were some where I could not understand. Do keep a look out for it as it will be useful. Do not sit too far away from the TV if you are short-sighted ㅋㅋㅋ
미안 해요. I know this picture is not clear at all. Please grab a map at the ship terminal & remember to take note of no. 18! No. 1 is Wharf IN and No. 18 is Wharf OUT!!! DO NOT GO BACK TO THE SAME PLACE WHERE YOU DISEMBARKED!!
Cos I went back to the same place to board the ship for my return trip but only to realise the place was not allowed for entry. I think the Korean man who distributed the tag or the helmsman should have mentioned this. However, everything was in Korean so I did not pay attention to what was said.

There was one scene in the TV illustration about carrying a big haversack into the park. I don't really understand but it seemed like advising visitors to take a small bag into the park.  Hence, I observed what the Koreans do. Many of them left their haversacks on the ship, while a few of them still bring along their haversacks with them. Waaa...this was the first time I encountered this. Should I leave my haversack on the ship?? 
Empty seats do not necessarily mean that most of the Koreans brought along their haversacks to the park.  I brought mine along anyway...
I reached here at 10.43am.
I am not sure what the ticket office is for but you don't have to buy another ticket again.
Take a picture here if you want cos you will not be coming back again.  
Remember Wharf IN and Wharf OUT!!
There were just too many people taking pictures here.
I gave up waiting for the crowd to finish taking their photos.
I quickly snapped and moved on ㅎㅎㅎ

Sunshine welcomed us when we arrived at the park ^^
까멜리아  까멜리아  ^^
Just when I saw "them" again, a Korean lady behind me screamed "도민준...!!".

I believe this is the place where all fans of "별에서 온 그대" would want to come ^^ 

Got feel. Got feel ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
Even though the camellia were almost gone but I can feel the ambiance hahahaha
Becos the drama ended not too long ago and they played the drama OST here as well ^^

That's the Greenhouse over there.
The Rainbow Bridge.
I fear not ㅎㅎㅎ
You will know why later.
I like him ever since I watched the drama 부탁해요, 캡틴.
Oh, this was one of the filming locations for 따뜻한 말 한마디 as well.
Glad that the drama had a happy ending ^^

It feels sooo good to be here ^^

I like Spring.
I like Autumn. 
This is why I did not feel scare when I crossed the bridge.
It did not feel life threatening to me ㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎ

Inside the Greenhouse.
This is another MUST visit place on the island, isn't it  ㅋㅋㅋ

Can this be a wedding ground??
It would be so nice right??

Told you they were everywhere ㅋㅋㅋ
Alright, it was time to head back to the ship.
I gave myself 10-15mins to get back to the WHARF...

I don't understand what this signage means but I think it means no entry.
This was the route to where I disembarked from the ship.
It really scared the hell out of me cos I was left with less than 8mins before the ship departs.
My mind started running wild.
Will the ship wait for me???
If not, can I board another ship???
Told myself to calm down and think!!!!!
Fortunately, I had the map with me.
That was when I realised there is a "WHARF OUT"......!!  
Needless to say, I made a dash for it!!
Thank goodness that I gave myself more than enough time to get back to the "wharf".
I was sooooooooooooooo thankful when I saw the long queue.
Errmmmm....I assumed this was the ship for me ㅋㅋㅋ
I managed to reach here at 12.40pm!!
They did headcounts twice but will they wait if someone did not manage to arrive on time?
I think I understand why we were given this tag. The ship has a no. 7 on it too. Am I allow to take another ship if I miss this ship??  Manage your time. I don't think its advisable to take chances...
The ferry left Jangsado at 12.50pm instead of 12.40pm. I reached Tongyeong Excursion Ship Terminal at 1.41pm. The returned trip took an hour. Well, I hope my sharing can be useful to anyone who is planning a trip to Jangsado ^^ Up next is 동비랑벽화마을 Dongpirang Wall Painting Village!  아싸!!