Extra Long Weekend- Yippppppeeeeeeee

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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

On Saturday morning we set off for our hike. We set of from Geumjeong Fortress & Beomosa Temple  and we walked 14.8 KM to the South gate. Overall it took 6 hours. It was such a cold day but I really enjoyed the hike. The views from the mountain were outstanding!

Geum Jeong

Theme Park

We spent Saturday evening shopping in Nampodong and eating delicious well deserved food. We were all extremely tired  so we had an early night!

On Sunday we changed location and checked into our new accommodation at Haeundae beach. As it was an extra long weekend we decided to treat ourselves and stay in  a ‘real’ hotel. We stayed in Novotel Ambassador. This was a huge change from our hostel! Our room had an ocean view and the hotel had a gym and a swimming pool that also had views of the beach.

Nova Hotel

We spent the majority of our time from check in to check out  using the hotel facilities. The gym was really nice as well as the pool.

On Monday morning we checked out and went for a walk along the beach and explored the Haeundae area. After getting some lunch we made out way back to the bus terminal and got the bus home.

Filed under: Weekend Getaway Tagged: Apple Hostel, Beomosa Temple, Busan, Geumjeong Fortress, Gyeongsangnam-do, Haeundae, Lunar New Year, Nampodong, Novotel Ambassador, Weekend Trip


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