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2013 Busan Sunset Live Preview (Part 1)

At the end of every summer, great bands from every corner of Korea, Japan and beyond converge upon some idyllic place near Busan and make a party. Pure and simple. No pretensions, no stress, no worries. It’s called Sunset Live and it’s the little brother of one of the largest reggae festivals in the world.


Gwangalli Beach in Busan! 광안리해수욕장!

Busan is a really popular place for Koreans to visit in the summer. But what if you live there? Most people have seen the famous pictures of Haeundae beach, with umbrellas and huge crowds covering up every inch of sand! We would recommend going a few stops south to Gwangalli Beach! While still really popular and crowded, it’s way less crowded and to us is just a way cooler neighborhood. :) It also has a way better view, with the Diamond Bridge in the distance!

We hung out there with our friends Dan and Priscilla recently, and made a quick video on the beach! Enjoy!




Let’s wrap this up?


Sweet Weekend Weather: The Beach and Gamcheon Village

Hey everyone! This weekend I hit the beach again! The weather is just too nice to stay inside or not listen to the waves while catching some rays. I also visited, and wandered around, Gamcheon Culture Village, which is a shamble of very colorful houses and steep narrow winding roads. It was pretty fun! Here are the photos:

The beach awaits

The beach awaits


One More Weekend Comes to a Close

Time moves so quickly here! I’ve already got my third week under my belt. fourth, if you count training in Seoul. This weekend I went to the beach, contributed to a pot luck yacht party, ate some super fresh fish at Jigalchi fish market, and went to the beach again, to see some stormy weather. Time for pictures!

Beaching it!

Beaching it!


Exploring Busan Part 1: Cherry Blossom Hike!

This weekend I decided to explore my new city. My friend told me about a path that bridged Haundae beach (super close to me) and Songjeong Beach and went straight through where I’m living, Jangsan. She also assured me that it’s ripe with cherry blossoms at the moment. Needing no further convincing, we set out straight away!

The cherry blossom trail begins!

The cherry blossom trail begins!


How to Stay Sane Until Spring (Korean Winter, we’re through.)


RANT FROM THE BEACH

“I have the soul of a poet, not a Gila monster.”

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The late, great Bill Hicks was referring to douchebaggy LA types when he said this: You know, the kind of guy who calls you in New York on Christmas and brags how he spent the day poolside in 80 degree weather.  As an angsty Northwest artist nutcake, I’ve always identified with this mantra. After all, I came of age in the 1980′s, when surfer and vapid beach culture was shoved down our throats as some sort of national idea. These were the Miami Vice years.  I remember a disturbing high school trend in which a certain subset of preppy asshats took to wearing aquasocks as acceptable suburban footwear. Aquasocks.


RANT FROM THE BEACH

“I have the soul of a poet, not a Gila monster.”

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Koh Samet: I wish you were here, or maybe not.

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I have no intention of making you jealous, but I have to inform you that I am writing this blog post from a beach chair 4 feet from the water on the small island of Koh Samet in Thailand. It is late afternoon and the beach area in front of my resort (My bungalow is $20 a night!) is starting to clear out for the day. I personally think dusk is the best part of a beach day. The sky’s color is spectacular, the sun isn’t as intense as it was a few hours prior and I can finally tell by looking at my skin that yes, I in fact did manage to tan and not burn after hours of frolicking in the surf.


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