BUSAN WEEKEND – YOUNG-DO
Young-do is an island outside of the city center of Busan. “Do” (pronounced: doh) means island and sometimes county.
After a very full day we retired to the very residential Young-Do where Dong-Hui lived. He showed us some of the local view points where we could see the lit boats floating on the ocean and could catch a glimpse of the city.
|Glass-bottom viewpoint walkway|
|Busan - no flash|
On Young-Do we settled down with some late night eats at a local outdoor restaurant that specialized in all things seafood.
We had scallops that we cooked over a fire on the half-shell.
After the scallops were finished we put the aluminum dish one which was a seafood melange of mussels, shrimps and all sorts of other seafood.
We ended up sharing a bottle of soju and a bottle of beer and talking about old times and old dorm mates from college.
That night Jee-Sang, Eun-Joo and I stayed in a motel on Young-do.
The next morning, we all woke up on the earlier side of things and decided to walk around and explore Young-do.
We came across the Dongsam-dong Shell Midden Museum. Either it’s free or they didn’t mind that we were walking around freely.
A shell midden is a place where the early pre-historic peoples of Korea would discard their used shells after they were done eating their contents. I would like to think that Koreans today honor their pre-historic forefathers by following the proud tradition of throwing your garbage where you please.
|A replica of the shell midden- Behold: Pre-historic garbage!|
|Model of how the pre-historic Koreans lived|
|These were commonly found- are a linked to some deity|
I wish I could tell you more but the brochure I picked up is only in Korean.