We arrived at Jeju island and took bus to the market. We tried to ask other people about finding a camera store. There was 1 girl who responded us.
She told us to tried at E-mart or Lottemart (K-mart), which were quite big department stores.
We first went to Lottemart because it was bigger but they didn’t have it. So we went to E-mart. They did sell cameras. Yeahh.. I think it was good sign for us. I tried to ask if they sold the battery or the charger but there were no people who could speak English so it was a bit difficult, until the manager came out. He said “I could speak English but not too good but I will try to help you”. I explained our situation. He said that they didn’t sell the battery or the charger separately, they were only selling the cameras. But he let us charge our battery at their store using their charger and came back the next morning to pick up the battery because it was already 9 pm and they would close at 11 pm. Wah, it was really nice of him. We met another good person in Korea.
I told him we would wait there until the shop closed and took the battery because our hotel was far away from the city and we couldn’t come back there in the morning. He asked what the name of the hotel was. I showed him the name of the hotel and he checked the hotel location, and was shocked. He said “It is so far and it’s a bit dangerous to go there at night especially for girls and of course foreigners.” I said the girls on the bus already gave us the phone number to order reliable taxi. And it was okay we could took a taxi to go the hotel. Guess what he said after that? “I will finish work at 11 pm. Both of you can wait in front of shop and I will drive you to the Hotel.” What? Wow.. Is he being nice or is he trying to trick us?
We both refused his offer and said we would take a taxi. Also, as he told us the place was so far away, we didn’t want take his time. He said that the place was near his sister’s place so he could stay there. He would call his sister to make sure first, then he said his sister was at home so he could stay there.
At the end we accepted his offer. We took the battery when the shop was closed and waited outside, like two lost girls haha…
On the way to hotel, my friend and I talked in Bahasa Indonesia, how if this guy kidnapped us. I said, at least we knew where he worked, but now I think that knowing it would useless if we had already disappear from the world hahaha.. As it turned out, he was a good guy and a very nice guy. We talked about three best beaches in Jeju Island by his standards. He loved to travel but he was scared to take a plane flight. So bad of me that I didn’t remember his name. And he was right, the hotel was so so so far away and the road was very dark and scary. He drove us to the hotel and also helped us to talk to the hotel owner because she couldn’t speak English. Actually it was a hostel. After, he said he was going drive back to city because his mom was worried. So sweet. Thank you so much good guy. If you can read this, we really appreciate your kind help.
It was already over midnight when we reached the hostel but the hostel owner was still very nice to to us. She took us to our room and then she came back to our room to bring some mandarin oranges and made sure we had everything we need. These nice people made me want to go back to Korea more than anything else.
We woke up in the early morning to enjoy the sunrise in Hamdeok beach in Jeju Island. It was just 5 minutes walk from the hostel, which was the reason why I chose this hostel. There was no one except us. No wonder, it was winter and it was so early haha.. but it was such a nice and relaxing place. My friend said she would come back here at summer.