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... of some light relief after the fish massacre market we headed up to the Busan International Film Festival Square (BIFF Square), these streets are teeming with food stalls, sock vendors and fortune tellors. Yep I did say socks, there was stall after stall all selling trainer socks with various patterns and pictures. Obviously I had to partake and learned that there are called K-Socks, I am not the very proud owner of Batman socks, socks that look like I have a ...
Busan 3rd March - 7th March by Martin
Busan is home to 4.6 million people making it South Korea's second largest city. It has Korea's largest beach, the fifth busiest port in the world and the biggest department store in the world but despite all this I had never heard of it. That's all changed now though and I would thoroughly recommend Busan as a holiday destination - especially in the summer when the beach is ...
... We find a nice area with lots of restaurants. We decide to go for our first Korean BBQ or Bulgogi. For those who haven't been to Korea or a Korean restaurant before, I’ll try to explain it a bit. You order the meat you want, we chose duck this time, and they put it on a kind of BBQ grill at your table. Either the waiters or you stirr everything untill it is ready. Depending on the kind of meat you choose they, or you, cut it up into pieces, no not with a knife but, with ...
... take in a little culture by visiting the Busan Modern Art museum which was excellent and acted as the perfect ante-dote to two nights of heavy drinking. Korea has seen an explosion of modern artists in recent years and the calibre on display at the museum was excellent even if we hadn't heard of any of the artists.
Suitably culturally refreshed, we then caught the evening bus back to Cheongju and got in around 11pm in time to curl up in front of the laptop to watch some western TV!
... a few photos and we looked to see if there were any souvenirs at one of the few shops we have come across this week. This park comprised of the Busan Tower which was encased by scaffolding; a rather big statue of General Lee Sunsin which was a great commander in the Joseon Dynasty period (1392-1910); a flower clock and a huge brass bell in a pavilion (pagoda). Lovely park with over 70 varieties of trees – this time many were topiaries.
Next stop was the ...