On our sixth day in Korea we took the train to Busan. The trip took around four hours, and we were excited to visit a new side of Korea.
We heard good things about Busan (meaning we watched a lot of videos that talked about Busan), namely the food.
We arrived in the afternoon and headed towards the hotel, around the Nampo-dong area. We went to Egg Drop for something to eat before heading out to stroll around.
Busan was less humid than Seoul, less rainy, but also hotter, because the sun was out more often. We went first to Yongdusan Park, which is on a mountain, Yongdusan, and there’s a 120 meter tall tower that I initially thought was a transmission tower of some sort, but it actually isn’t. There’s a cafe at the top and you can go up for the view (which we didn’t).
From there we walked to Sinchang-dong, where we found a street market full of locals and local food. We grabbed something to eat after walking a bit more and went back to our hotel to eat and get some rest.
I immediately loved Busan. It seemed to be less touristy than Seoul, and there was a certain personality there, a vibe, that was authentic and raw, and I liked that.
The best was yet to come.
*I don’t recommend buying an iPhone in Japan – I don’t know if anything changed (this almost 10 years ago), but in Japan it’s (was?) forbidden to silence your camera shutter sound when taking a picture, so by default it always makes a sound (quite loud) when taking a photo. You can’t turn it off either. I wasn’t taking pictures up girls’ skirts on trains so it didn’t make a difference to me, but it was still annoying.