Last week, we spent the weekend in Busan, our favorite city in South Korea. It was our plan to spend time at Haeundae Beach, a popular beach area. Many foreigners spend time here because there are a number of foreigner-friendly bars and restaurants. We ended up having a fun weekend.
After school Friday, we made our way to Busan. The buses in our town stop running to Busan by 4:00, so that wasn’t an option. Instead, we made our way to Suncheon, which is a little over an hour away. From there, we took a 2.5 hour bus ride to Busan. We got in around 10:00. We were able to check into our hotel and then grab some dinner and drinks. It was fun sitting along the beach at night.
On Saturday, we spent a lot of the time walking around the beach area. It wasn’t a very sunny weekend, which ended up being a good thing, because we didn’t need to worry about it being uncomfortable and humid. There was a nice breeze and it made for a relaxing day. No stop to Busan would be complete without the chance to stuff our faces with food that we can’t get back in the countryside! We enjoyed delicious burgers, an English breakfast, and Indian food. We now know some great spots to check out when we return!
On Sunday, we took our time getting ready for the day and decided to head to a special exhibit, which was only a few subway stops away. The 1600 Pandas art project consists of 1,600 panda sculptures made by a French artist. These cute art pieces travel throughout the world in hopes to spread awareness of wildlife conservation. It was fun to see all of the different pandas and we were happy to catch the exhibit while in Busan. The exhibit will be stationed in Seoul for a few weeks before moving on to another country!
After some more exploring, we headed home late Sunday afternoon. We were glad to return to Busan! We likely won’t check out the beach area again this summer, as we have several upcoming plans that will keep us busy — the Foo Fighters Concert and a weekend in Seoul, a 10 day trip to Japan, and a short trip to Vietnam. But, we plan to visit that part of Busan again next summer! 🙂
That’s all for now! I’ll include a few pictures from our weekend, below. As always, thanks for taking the time to read our blog.