“Are you here alone? From Seoul?”
Asked an old man, perhaps in his 70s.
“Yes. And no, I’m from Singapore,” I answered in Korean.
I don’t remember how the exact conversation went, but he was surprised that someone from Singapore who speaks a decent level of Korean was travelling alone in Jeju. While I like travelling alone and spending some time with my own thoughts, I was actually on a work trip for a pre-wedding photoshoot this time.
There was some time to spare, so I walked over to Jeju World Cup Stadium since it was just a few hundred metres away from the hotel. I heard many hotels were built in the area because of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. I wonder if business is still good though.
The thing about architectural designs is how they often look similar, but the devil’s in the details. I’m making a guess that orange was used as the main colour for this World Cup Stadium because Jeju’s known for its tangerines.