It was Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving, a week ago. That meant no class until Thursday and a chance for me to go to Busan and visit two Japanese friends. Busan is the next biggest city in Korea located south east next to the sea and the has the fifth largest port in the world. The city is also famous for their many beaches, especially in the summer time. If you like me get the high speed train it takes about three hours to travel there. And if you take the slow train, like I also did on the way back because all the other trains where full booked, expect a six hours long and exciting train ride back to Seoul.
When the city is huge and I only stayed for one night I focused on the area around the main station not to get too lost. There were two major characteristics of the city, shopping and fish markets. There where shopping everywhere, over the ground in huge but narrow shopping streets and in big malls, or under the ground in even bigger underground shopping malls and tunnels that was also connected with the subway lines. About the fish markets, they where located to the seaside and you could walk hundreds of hundreds of meters and enjoy the smell of seafood. I would recommend anyone to go to the fish market and pick some nice looking, fresh, and living seafood for your lunch and then get a table and wait for the food to be prepared and ready for eating.
Unfortunately one and a half day in Busan is not enough but as a foreigner you can always go with the shuttle bus from Seoul for free on weekdays so I’ll be back.
After looking at the tourist map I decided that I needed to find the lighthouse. I was in a hurry, it was hot, uphill, far away, I had lots of clothes, I got very tired. On the way back I took a tivoli train and was happy again
Never seen so many ships as in Busan