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Our 4th Chuseok in Korea, Part 2 – Busan & Yangsan

This is the 2nd part of our Aunt Kathy’s trip to Korea! You can read about the first part of the trip in Seoul here. Now on to Busan! I was really excited about the train ride from Seoul to Yangsan, because after years I’m still not tired of Korea’s beautiful mountains and countryside. It ended up not being as clear as it could have been but it was still a nice ride! As Seoul faded from our minds, we started focusing on the next couple days in Busan.


Busan Trippin’ Part I

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Well it’s a Monday and after this past weekend I really have to stop making “staying out all night, coming back at dawn” a thing. What was supposed to be a Saturday daytrip to Busan ended up being an all night meander through Haeundae, soju sippin’ at seaside, spicy seafood stew-eating shore side. What is sleep even, right?CAM00050


Busan Trippin’ Part I

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Well it’s a Monday and after this past weekend I really have to stop making “staying out all night, coming back at dawn” a thing. What was supposed to be a Saturday daytrip to Busan ended up being an all night meander through Haeundae, soju sippin’ at seaside, spicy seafood stew-eating shore side. What is sleep even, right?CAM00050


Follow Us Around Haeundae!

Follow Us Around videos are highly requested, and we love filming them! It feels like we’re hanging out all day. :) On this day we wandered around Haeundae, where we hadn’t visited since before summer! We like it a lot more without the throngs of people in the summer. We could probably do a couple “Follow Us Around Haeundae” videos that show you different areas of the neighborhood.

In this video we covered Haeundae station, the market, the area around Paradise Hotel, and the temple by the sea, Haedong Yonggungsa! Hope you enjoyed the video, and stay tuned for more “Follow Us Around” videos! If you have any neighborhood requests, let us know!




Why The Korean War Has Been "Forgotten"

This past Saturday marked the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War armistice that ended the hostilities between North and South Korea.  Lasting from 1950-1953, the war that was catalyzed by conflicting negotiations over the reunification of post-World War II divisions resulted in over 2.8 million casualties, separated tens of thousands of families, and left both Koreas in shambles. 

Despite these tragedies, the war is often referred to as "the Forgotten War" since the majority of the world quickly lost interest in the fighting soon after it began, mostly due to the fact that the war was unable to produce any positive political outcomes.


Cruisin’

The weather is definitely heating up in Busan, and Ric and I have spent the past couple weekends outdoors as much as possible.  A few weeks ago, we took a boat cruise around Busan’s coastline.  

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The Oryukdo Islets

With tickets at about $20 each, this made for an awesome cheap afternoon date.  The cruise we chose left from the Mipo Terminal at the end of Haeundae Beach and traveled down the coastline, past Gwangali Beach and out to the Oryukdo Islets.  The total trip took about an hour. 


Extra Long Weekend- Yippppppeeeeeeee

As it is Lunar New Year our school was closed and we got not one but TWO extra days off. So it was a four day weekend whoop whoop! Myself, David, Amanda and Brandon decided to spend it exploring Busan. We are all trying to be healthy at the moment so we decided to go for a hike and try and be healthy the entire weekend.

We left our village, Gyeseong on Friday evening and took the bus from Changnyeong to Busan. We headed straight to Nampodong as we were staying in a hostel here. We decided to stay in Apple Guest House for two nights as it was in a good location and was great value for money.

Apple Guest House


I Make Cake Café Haeundae

 

 Whether you’re a dude hunting for an awesome date idea, or a pack of girls searching for somewhere to spend the afternoon, cake cafes are not only fun, but delicious. On the sidewalk outside stands a sign detailing all of their sugary, and fresh options. Ranging from $5 cupcakes to $20 heart-shaped chocolate cakes, everything is cute, tasty and reasonably priced.


Our Weekend: Freezing For A Reason

Friday saw the end of Winter camp and the start of a four day weekend, which is always welcome. And this weekend was particularly packed with friends and fun things to do.

On Saturday Nick and I headed to the beach early to take part in the Freezin' For A Reason January dip in the ocean for charity. I was umming and aarring about whether to do it or not, and at the last minute decided that I couldn't let Nick do it on his own. I won't be doing that again in too much of a hurry.
Before the dip. Shall I? Shan't I?

Photographing the Busan Fireworks Festival 2012 Pt.1

So the big day is coming up down here and there has been a lot of talk about where the best place to shoot is, what time to start, where to go etc.  PeterDeMarco has offered up some great information on the subject over on the Busan Lightstalkers page and I thought I would add some details in to help those who are thinking about going.

 

When to go

the whole event starts this Friday at 3 pm with a street parade. The K-pop concert will follow at 7. However the fireworks don’t start until Saturday. Now, according to the site there will be a “Fireworks Concert” starting the countdown to the fireworks.


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