If you’d like to spend the day with your kids holding baby animals of all kinds, you ought to visit the Daegwallyeong Baby Animal Farm in Pyeonchang, South Korea. No place like this exists (that I know of) in America. Unlike public farms in America, at Daegwallyeong you are free to hold any baby animal you’d like for as long as you like without supervision (not necessarily a good thing with itty-bitty kids running around, but for my older kids, a thrilling experience). Rather than watching your every move, caretakers here move about restocking the hay troughs and scooping up poop. The baby pigs squeal when anyone tries to pick them up, but there were a few brave souls who did anyway. Momma pig was just around the corner. I can’t believe how fat, and, sorry but I must say it, ugly these cute little guys get! Continue reading Daegwallyeong Baby Animal Farm, Pyeonchang
Dare I say a stay on this island is better than Jeju? I’ve been to both now, and while Jeju is unbelievably gorgeous, Ulleungdo will make you feel like you are a thousand miles away from the hustle of the “real world.”
The island is about 217 kilometers from the ferry port in Pohang (one of the terminals that services trips to Ulleungdo) and is located in the East Sea between Korea and Japan. From Pohang, expect a three-hour ferry ride out at 9:50am. This is the only departure time. Returns to Pohang are at 3:30pm daily.
We spent two nights and two days on Ulleungdo, just barely enough time to do everything we wanted to do. I suggest at least another day on the island if you can swing it. There is one road that goes almost all the way around the island. It takes 1.5 hours to make it to the end of the road, but not because the island is large. The road is small and meanders through scenic scapes that even a man who likes to get from point A to point B will want to stop and soak in. Multiple one lane tunnels wind themselves through the volcanic rock; you’ll have to wait your turn to go through if traffic is coming from the opposite direction. But no worries, you’re on island time here. Continue reading Ulleungdo, Korea’s Island Paradise