Photo from the Road: Citrus Farms of Jeju Island

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Photo from the Road: Citrus Farms of Jeju Island

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The Citrus Farms of Jeju Island

The tangerine was introduced to Jeju Island of Korea during the Japanese occupation and grows well, together with native Jeju citrus fruit varieties and hybrids, in the rich volcanic soil. We took a field trip with our English students to this small farm. Just as we arrived, a light snow started falling and the orange fruit together with the green trees and black volcanic rock walls made for a striking visual effect.

Text and Photo by Stephen Bugno

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My students from English camp pick citrus fruit at the farm.

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Pottery in the snow at the citrus farm on Jeju Island

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A traditional volcanic rock statue on Jeju Island, South Korea

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A citrus farm on Jeju Island, South Korea

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Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno
Stephen Bugno has been traveling the world and writing about it for the better part of 20 years. His articles and essays have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, and Transitions Abroad magazine. He blogs at Bohemian Traveler and edits the independent travel magazine He most recently set up a tour company offering authentic, small group tours at Unquote Travel. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


  1. Opened the link to your blog, because I liked the name! And coincidentally the first story I read here is about Jeju Island, something I did in another blog just a while back 🙂

    Anyway my wishes for a great travel time in Korea! I wonder if things are difficult due to the tension between the North and the South.

  2. Stephen Bugno says:

    Hi Sid, Thanks for stopping by to comment and for your good wishes. There really does’t seem to be any tension here whatsoever. I expected there might be. But in February, I will travel more throughout the country and I’ll see if I notice any difference.

  3. Ken says:

    Nice pics! I will be going Jeju next week. Can you share the address of the tangerine farm that you went to? Would like to go as well.

    Thanks! Great travelling!!

  4. Linda says:

    I also opened the link to your blog, researching more about the following email I received from Fellowship of Reconciliation(FOR)
    Are you familiar with this story?
    I prefer to get other perspectives before writing letters of concern. Do you have more insight?
    Thanks, Linda

  5. Stephen Bugno says:

    Hi Marsha, My photos are available on Flickr through creative commons agreement. All you have to do is give me credit:[email protected]/with/5403766721/#photo_5403766721

  6. Hi, nice pictures! can I used one of your picture for my blog post ? Thank you !

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