2016-09-30 (Friday) Jeju Olle Trail News and Updates

Today’s Akajabong Volunteer Guide

Hong Dal-hyeon is with 16 registered walkers on Route 14-1 today. This route spend most of the time in Jeju Island’s Gotjawal Forest.

Only 9 walkers were on the Route 17 Airport Olle yesterday with Chae Su-gyeong.

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Jeju Walking Weather Report

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High of 24 with rain and cloud due throughout the day. Gentle to moderate breeze from the east again.  Check air quality map. Please take a light rain jacket and maybe a warmer layer underneath.

Jeju Olle Trail News

I saw a good introductory story about the Jeju Olle Tourist Center and Olle Stay a few days ago. I’ve roughly translated it from Korean and included the images from the Hanguk Ilbo Newspaper.

Olle Stay, your Olle walking base-camp and tourist center, opened in downtown Segwipo in July 2016.

The 3 floor building is also home to the Olle office, a restaurant, a cafe, and meeting spaces.

It is on the third floor walkers can find the clean and tidy accommodation with 14 rooms and 14 doors. On each door an artist was commissioned to produced a piece of art.

Each room is a different size ranging from 1 to 2 people rooms up to dorms.

Lockers are in the hallway for large pieces of luggage.

Dorm rooms have curtains on the beds for individual privacy.

Back on the first floor, the restaurant menu contains items with a Jeju Island twist and ingredients.

Walkers can also get a glass of Jespi beer made with the island’s water and barley.

There is an ice-cream machine from Kakaobom mixed with Jeju milk.

Jeju Olle’s new headquarters building was originally a hospital, but after being abandoned for a number of years it is once again healing those who walk through the doors.

Opinions are being gathered and special programs are continually being planned for the meeting spaces.

It is a must visit place for walkers on Route 6 and a central place for staying and exploring the Seogwipo section of the trail.

 

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