The luscious island of Jeju is known for it’s lush beaches and verdant, volcanic landscape, but for two Airbnb Experience hosts, there is much more than meets the eye. A marine biologist and singer-songwriter uncover some authentic, typically unseen corners of their home and share them with their guests, both locals and visitors alike.
A Scientist Coloring the Fish-bone
Seung-hyun is a young man from Seoul who fell in love with Jeju’s vibrant marine life and moved to the island nine years ago. As a marine biologist, he showcases the oceans of Jeju from a completely fresh perspective with the Color Your Fish Experience. At his lab in the island’s arts center, guests will learn how to make marine life skeleton dye specimens and then pick transparent fish to create works of art.
One day while working on my master’s degree discourse on eels, I came across skeleton dyeing. I was fascinated by the unique visual of abandoned marine life forms. From that day on, I began making different types of fish dye specimens.
Seung-hyun, marine biologist and Airbnb Experience Host
“Jeju has the most diverse marine life in Korea. Coloring fish bones is not only a visually beautiful exercise, it also recycles discarded fish which is beneficial for the environment. I hope that guests will be able to broaden their perspective on life through this Experience and retain memories of Jeju as a clean and beautiful island,” Seung-hyun adds.
A Musician Singing the Beauty of Jeju
Jeong-hun is a singer-songwriter living a unique life amongst the rural charms of Jeju. His Experience ‘Songs of Jeju’ provides a moment of reflection for guests. A light walk along the stone-walled paths of the quiet rural village of Haengwon-ri to Weoljeong-ri Beach culminates in a studio visit where he shares tea and stories with guests. Guests sing and make music together, listening to Jeong-hun’s melodic contemplations on life and nature.
“I hope that the only thing that travelers leave behind in Jeju are their worries.
Jeong-hun, singer-songwriter and Airbnb Experiences Host