I spent the evening walking around Changwon’s neighboring city, Masan, with some newly made friends. Masan translates as “horse mountain” because apparently its mountain looks like a horse. It’s located on the sea, but lacks beaches and is mostly just industrial ports. It has the nick name “Dream Bay.” Because of its seaside location, it is a prime spot for seafood and home to the Masan Fish Market. It wasn’t in operation the day we visited.
|Masan Fish Market|
We walked around the streets of Masan looking for the elusive Mexican restaurant we sought to find.
When we finally found it, it was worth the wait. I ordered chicken with mole sauce. Also they had chips and salsa. Be forewarned: the ingredients to this salsa I believe are onions and fire. I actually had to call it quits on the salsa (anyone who knows me knows that that’s pretty serious).
|No not Tijuana... Masan, Korea|
We then walked around Masan’s newly renovated Art District. This area got a major facelift two years ago from a sad post industrial part of town to a thriving art community full of galleries, shops and burgeoning street and public art.
We peeked in some galleries.
|Thats a homemade human sized transformer robot model|
|Hitler and Charlie Chaplin. The difference, according to the shirt?|
"It's the hat"
We then walked around Masan a bit more and watched a little bit of the Olympics on a big TV screen hanging over an intersection showing the marathon event.