Sunday, March 15, 2015

KGSP - Brosan

The last time I left Daegu was like. Four months ago, so it's been a while. However, one of my friends from UOIT came to visit Korea so I decided to meet him in Busan and go sightseeing with him for the weekend. 

So this was a pretty nice weekend. Was pretty tiring to walk so much, but it was nice to leave Daegu and go sightseeing. And of course it was really nice to see my friend again. It's been a while and it was nice to see someone from UOIT Game Dev again.

Bros.

So I've been to Busan twice before, but both times were for specific things (fireworks festival and GStar) so I didn't really get a chance to sightsee that much. So I took this opportunity to do just that, since it seemed like Busan had a lot to do.

I met my friend at the ferry port since he took a boat here, and then from there we dropped off our luggage at our accommodation and headed off to Yonggungsa temple. Most of Korea's temples are in a mountain so this one is different because it's by the ocean instead.

It was a rainy day though, unfortunately.

It was pretty far away and the weather kinda sucked so that was all we did on Friday. Saturday was fully packed though. We started off the day by going to the Jalgachi Fish Market which I thought was ok. Wasn't as crazy as the Tokyo one, but still interesting.

Then we walked around the Nampo-dong area, which included the Busan Tower and Gukje Market. The tower didn't seem that spectacular from the outside, but considering it's a tower I had to visit it.

That view though. Oh man.

The view from the tower more than made up for the disappointing exterior. The view from it was spectacular. Busan itself is a very beautiful city since it's situation in between mountains and the ocean, so the city sprawls out in between the nature.

In addition the buildings are pretty interesting too. That's epitomized by the next place we went to, Gamcheon Cultural Village. It's kind of an artsy location in Busan where the buildings have an interesting style to it, plus there's a lot of street art.

Lego houses to the max.

At that point I was already kinda tired from the walking, but it was only midday so we decided to hit up one more spot, Taejongdae Park. That's on an island off the coast of the mainland but it's connected by a bridge so we just took a bus there.

The park itself is like a circuit by the ocean where you can see the cliffs, beaches and ocean. You can also see the lighthouse there as well. It was nice, but it was a ton of walking and so we were both dying by the end of it.

I told my friend we could take the noobie train but he was like no.

To cap off the tiring day, we went to Gwangalli to meet up with another one of my friends who also decided to go to Busan for the weekend. It was kind of a nice way to finish off the day by just talking and drinking and eating.

Today was pretty restful in comparison, my friend had to catch the KTX to the airport to get on his flight home, so we both just took it and I got off at Daegu to return to school. Sadly. Overall pretty fun weekend, was nice to see a friend from home again.

Man even Busan Station is top tier.

However I feel like the trip made me fall behind on some stuff, but whatever.

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