So I was like, yea sure I'll go. I wanted to check out Busan anyways and I heard the fireworks festival was awesome. Plus it's fairly close to Daegu, so on Saturday morning me and three of my friends got on a train to Busan.
This time, the non-KTX version.
The moment I got out of the station, I already felt like I would like Busan. The station looked really nice and the environment was really nice too. Lots of mountains but still a lot of open space. After some walking around and looking for food, we decided to head to the beach to get a good spot for the festival.
And in order to get a good spot for the festival, we got there at like 2:30. The actual event started at 8:00, so we got there pretty early. Reason was because literally millions of people go to Busan for the event, so you need to get there that early for a good spot.
Barely even 3 PM and there's already a lot of people.
So we staked out a spot, threw down our tarps, and waited for the fireworks to start. It was kind of a long wait, but between casual conversation, the odd game and going on food/snack runs, next thing you know it was dark.
By this point we had like 7 other people join us. Apparently a ton of people from our school came to Busan for the festival, so we just invited them to join us. The more the merrier right?
Besides, what's seven more people in a sea of millions?
I wasn't sure what to expect, but I read that the fireworks festival was amazing.
It really was. Holy crap it was so good. Like, I've never seen such a display before. The fireworks were huge and it was all choreographed to music. It was a 45 minute experience of just pure awesomeness.
Lasers and lights.
It was soooo cool. Totally worth the trip and the waiting. Afterwards we decided to walk around a bit more and kinda just take it all in. Then we ended up staying in a 찜질방 because that's apparently Korean style and what you have to do when you go to an event like this last minute.
That was pretty terrible. I'm glad to say that I've spent a night there, but it wasn't very pleasant and I couldn't sleep well since it was hot and filled with people so it was noisy and just uncomfortable. Regardless, it was a place to stay. The next day we were super tired so we just went back to Daegu.
But not before checking out the beach one more time.
Busan was super fun. Didn't get to do everything I wanted because of the limited time, so I definitely need to go back again. Super beautiful city.