Friday, July 27, 2012

WEEKEND IN BUSAN (caption contest)


Busan is the second largest city in South Korea. Its right on the coast and luckily for me much cooler (temperature wise) than Changwon. I went with 2 friends I had made in Changwon, Lucas and Kelsey. A couple from Wisconsin/Michigan. Kelsey had a friend in  Busan so we were able to stay at their friend’s place in Busan.

Kelsey and Lucas

We took a bus from Changwon to Busan for 3,700 won (under 5 bucks). It took about a half hour or less. Then once in Busan, we took the subway for maybe 40 minutes to Haeundae beach, which is one of the more popular beaches in Busan.
Changwon Bus Station.
The Korean Word for Bus Station is: Bus-oo Ter-nin-nuh

On the bus to Busan

Busan Subway 

Busan Subway

There we hung out on the beach for hours, drank a little, swam in the ocean and were visited by a surprise visitor. (caption contest for surprise visitor)
Haeundae Beach

Haeundae Beach

Haeundae Beach

Iron Man on Haeundae Beach- Caption Contest

Haeundae Beach

After the beach, as we were leaving we saw some street performing rappers. The Korean crowd wasn’t into it, so we gave them some support.

Also, there was a street festival with a dance group and maybe a crowd of 2 to 300 orderly onlookers.

Dance Group

For dinner we had Boodae Jigae, aka. Military Stew. This food is a hybrid Korean American food in which American soldiers, nearing the end of their rations would cut up their rations (hot dog, pepperoni) and put it in a Korean soup to make their food for further,

That night we met with Kelsey’s brother, a teacher at a local university and proud dog owner of a Shih tzu named Dodo, and some other familiar faces.


After a night of Norae Bang, we all stayed at Kelsey’s friend’s studio apartment. 7 people, 1 cat and 1 dog.

The next morning we went to a Mexican restaurant near the beach. They do margaritas, nachos, burritos, tacos, all of it (very rare in Korea). I got a chicken burrito. It was missing beans and rice, but it was just what I needed.
Mexican food- the white whale of Korea

Luckily Kelsey’s brother has a car so he was able to drive us to a subway station. I sat in the back area of the car because we had a crew of 7.

Leaving Busan

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