June – July 2014
I was anxious being back in South Korea, but Busan brought back good memories for me. I met friends and explored the places I hadn’t been. Even once I had an auntie paid for my bus fare because I was confused. It was such a blessing to be in Busan again!
Taejongdae. It’s kinda famous place for dating 😀 I went to the lighthouse. Such a nice view there! Afterwards, I had the most delicious kimchi jjigae in my life.
Underground markets. Well, for this one, you can start nearby Lotte mall. If you’re a fan of water show, Lotte has it every hour, I suppose. The entrance of the markets look like subway entrance. There you can find shopping heaven especially for fashion freaks. Remember to compare and bargain, because all over the markets sometimes they have same products but different prices.
Gamcheon Cultural Village. It’s actually a slum on the hill that transformed to be a colorful art village. You can find old kimchi pots to traditional Korean shoes workshop.
Songdo Beach. It’s a beach connected to Haeundae. My Korean friend and I were actually lost a bit, but we found this nice beach. Love fishing? Bring your equipment!
There’s an interesting cold soy milk noodle soup (kongguksu) I tasted on the way to Songdo beach. Tips: most of Korean restaurants serve huge portion, so if you’re not a big eater, better share with friends. For me, one portion can be for 2-3 people, especially if you just want to taste it.
Haeundae Beach Sand Festival. Lucky? We walked there and amazed by the sand sculptures people made. They were artists from all over the world, coming to the annual Haeundae Sand Festival.
Dadaepo Beach. There’s a park and fountain, also camping ground and trail decks. Nice place for family time or hang out with friends or…. a date 😛
Near the Dadaepo port park, I found a nice place to chill: Katuai cafe. The food and beverages were way better than I expected. Yumm.. I also found a North Korean food festival. What a day!