The Jeju Haenyeo experience was a once in a life time opportunity. It gave the group a chance to wear the haenyeo gear and get in the water. I wish I could have stayed in the water longer because it was so much fun. Not many people get the opportunity to say they were guided by real life haenyeo.
Even though some of us have lived in Korea for a long time, we realized there is still many things we haven’t experienced. In my case, I had never eaten abalone in my life or been in the ocean water. I had much support from all the kind staff and travelers and encouraged to experience as much as possible.
I really enjoyed trying out the various sea food during dinner. I’m normally really scared to try new food, but I ate as much sea food as I could.
I was very impressed at the staff being as accommodating as possible and scheduling this program. Overall, I had a fun time bonding with everyone. I got to meet many people of different backgrounds and experience more of Korea’s culture!