The Bay 101: Favourite tourist attraction in Haeundae

If you check out  out any tourist guide to Busan, you will find this place mentioned as one of the best places to visit for what Koreans call ‘Night View.’ Every time I ask for recommendations of where to go I’m always told that this or that particular place has the best night view ofContinue reading “The Bay 101: Favourite tourist attraction in Haeundae”

Jangyu Cafe Street, Gimhae

‘Finding the perfect coffee in Jangyu Cafe Street Besides being home to Busan’s International airport , Gimhae has many other things to recommend it as a place to visit. There is the excellent Gaya museum and the tomb of King Suro. For shoppers, there is a large Shinsegae department store and next to the LotteContinue reading “Jangyu Cafe Street, Gimhae”

Getting lost in Busan

I have been here for nine months now and I thought that I would feel more at home here by now. Actually it’s more like the opposite of that situation. It seems that the longer I stay here the stranger it seems. And the things that I don’t like become more unappealing. Not that IContinue reading “Getting lost in Busan”

Vegan restaurant in Busan: review

Recently I have been thinking a lot about my diet. It’s hard to say why, but I’m beginning to lose interest in meat. Although I’ve eaten meat my whole life, I find myself questioning whether I should continue to do so. But in Korea at least 90% of the restaurants serve meat, and it’s hardContinue reading “Vegan restaurant in Busan: review”

My trip to a Korean Hostess bar

For my first few weeks in Busan I was starting to worry whether I had made the right decision to come here after all.. The experiences I was having weren’t anything special , after an number of fairly disappointing restaurant visits, I decided to cook most of my meals at home. I tried a fewContinue reading “My trip to a Korean Hostess bar”

1st month in Busan

Actually its already been longer than a month since I moved out here from England, but only a month since I have actually been working. Rewind: I made the move out here to work for a Hagwon (teaching adults English) because I wanted to see the real Korea, and live in a foreign country. IContinue reading “1st month in Busan”