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Sweet Weekend Weather: The Beach and Gamcheon Village

Hey everyone! This weekend I hit the beach again! The weather is just too nice to stay inside or not listen to the waves while catching some rays. I also visited, and wandered around, Gamcheon Culture Village, which is a shamble of very colorful houses and steep narrow winding roads. It was pretty fun! Here are the photos:

The beach awaits

The beach awaits

Views from a cafe/curry noodle place we ate at

Views from a cafe/curry noodle place we ate at

more beach views

more beach views

the most adorable dog!

the most adorable dog!

running everywhere!

running everywhere!

some people learning to windsurf

some people learning to windsurf

the cutest little dog statues in Busan

the cutest little dog statues in Busan

The day after the beach day was dedicated to exploring! Specifically the colorful streets of Gamcheon Cultural Village.

One of the very colorful painted houses of Gamcheon

One of the very colorful painted houses of Gamcheon

some interesting bird scultpures

some interesting bird scultpures

nice cat drawing!

nice cat drawing!

small colorful side streets

small colorful side streets

planters yay!

planters yay!

a look at all the rooftops up the mountain

a look at all the rooftops up the mountain

a look at all the rooftops out until the ocean

a look at all the rooftops out until the ocean

a colorful fence

a colorful fence

Buddist temple

Buddhist temple

more street views

more street views

a beautiful doorway

a beautiful doorway

another beautiful doorway! This cultural village is basically a suburb we are exploring ha

another beautiful doorway! This cultural village is basically a suburb we are exploring ha

Buddist temple

Buddist temple

pink striped house

pink striped house

The Dustin Hoffman Hoff (bar/restaurant)

The Dustin Hoffman Hoff (bar/restaurant)

more roofs

more roofs

more city views

more city views

bird sculptures again

bird sculptures again

another view!

another view!

And with that the weekend blew by once more. I can’t wait to see what will happen next. I hope your week will be awesome!

야! 친구!

Ariel

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One More Weekend Comes to a Close

Time moves so quickly here! I’ve already got my third week under my belt. fourth, if you count training in Seoul. This weekend I went to the beach, contributed to a pot luck yacht party, ate some super fresh fish at Jigalchi fish market, and went to the beach again, to see some stormy weather. Time for pictures!

Beaching it!

Beaching it!

Beach sailboat!

Beach sailboat!

Posing korean style on the beach

Posing korean style on the beach

I cannot stop taking beach pictures, just too idyllic

I cannot stop taking beach pictures, just too idyllic

dog walker alert!

dog walker alert!

I could sit here forever

I could sit here forever

a cool building on the walk back to jangsan!

a cool building on the walk back to jangsan!

Sun and Fun Haeundae Beach

Sun and Fun Haeundae Beach

My first encounter at Jigalchi, a crab bent on escape!

At Jigalchi fish market! This crab was about to escape!

At Jigalchi fish market! This crab was about to escape!

octopus galore

octopus galore

fish central

fish central

fish chunks

fish chunks

this lady ripped off the head of a live octopus while holding an entirely everyday conversation with a customer. She then bagged it, and gave it the guy with muscles still twitching. Woah!

this lady ripped off the head of a live octopus while holding an entirely everyday conversation with a customer. She then bagged it, and gave it the guy with muscles still twitching. Woah!

Not sure what these were..

Not sure what these were..

more squids

more squids

opened up fish

opened up fish

more fish selling

more fish selling

I ate some of these once! Like oysters, but a lot in one shell-type thing

I ate some of these once! Like oysters, but a lot in one shell-type thing

clams clams clams

clams clams clams

the fish market continues

the fish market continues

fishing boats

fishing boats

ocean views!

ocean views!

fish market indoors

fish market indoors

fish fish fish

fish fish fish

We wanted to try some of the sea’s glorious bounties, so we went upstairs to the restaurant section, where we haggled with a lady to buy some “bastard fish.” She seated us by the window, and then went down to haggle some more with the fish sellers to buy our fish! It was grilled, and really tasty.

fish we ordered in the upstairs part of the market! Before consumption

fish we ordered in the upstairs part of the market! Before consumption

After consumption. Devouring complete!

After consumption. Devouring complete!

The official Jigalchi man took our picture here

The official Jigalchi man took our picture here

two hands hold up the world outside

two hands hold up the world outside

Goodbye fish market!

Goodbye fish market!

in the outdoor mall nearby, after ice cream, we met a very photogenic golden man.

in the outdoor mall nearby, after ice cream, we met a very photogenic golden man.

The next day was a bit rainy, with some killer winds, but the beach was still gorgeous.

stormy seas ahead back in Haeundae

stormy seas ahead back in Haeundae

a stormy beach is still a beautiful beach to me

a stormy beach is still a beautiful beach to me

beach beach beach beach beach

beach beach beach beach beach

I predict that next weekend I will visit the beach again, haha. Talk to you then!

Miss you!

나중에 봬요!

Ariel

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Exploring Busan Part 1: Cherry Blossom Hike!

This weekend I decided to explore my new city. My friend told me about a path that bridged Haundae beach (super close to me) and Songjeong Beach and went straight through where I’m living, Jangsan. She also assured me that it’s ripe with cherry blossoms at the moment. Needing no further convincing, we set out straight away!

The cherry blossom trail begins!

The cherry blossom trail begins!

I cannot take enough pictures of these trees.

I cannot take enough pictures of these trees.

A closer look at these flowers, they only bloom for like two weeks!

A closer look at these flowers, they only bloom for like two weeks!

Lighthouse in the distance

Lighthouse in the distance

Driving under the blossoms

Driving under the blossoms

Seaside views

Seaside views

Seaside views again

Seaside views again

Peek through the blossoms to see a city

Peek through the blossoms to see a city

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The first pagoda!

The first pagoda!

Inside views

Inside views

Another nook of this city by the sea

Another nook of this city by the sea

Another beach!

Another beach!

Pagoda number two

Pagoda number two

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an adorable bike

an adorable bike

the path continues

the path continues

more blossom shots

more blossom shots

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We made it to a new part of town, and can see a hint of the beach ahead.

We made it to a new part of town, and can see a hint of the beach ahead.

Toy museum, found!

Toy museum, found!

I think the whole museum may be full of these larger than life blown up cartoon characters maybe?

I think the whole museum may be full of these larger than life blown up cartoon characters maybe?

Across the tracks!

Across the tracks!

Past this sign!

Past this sign!

Past a bunch of different kinds of clams

Past a bunch of different kinds of clams

And past this bucket of crabs

And past this bucket of crabs

We made it to the beach! And I picked up a snack. It's like a fish cake thing on a stick. Pretty great after all that walking.

We made it to the beach! And I picked up a snack. It’s like a fish cake thing on a stick. Pretty great after all that walking.

Beach views

Beach views

Me trying out one of the public exercise/stretching contraptions before the next hiking trail. Pretty fun!

Me trying out one of the public exercise/stretching contraptions before the next hiking trail. Pretty fun!

I can't stop taking pictures of flowers

I can’t stop taking pictures of flowers

too beautiful!

too beautiful!

Lighthouse view

Lighthouse view

garden path

garden path

Lighthouse views number two

Lighthouse views number two

Another pagoda!

Another pagoda!

Up close

Up close

Fishermen!

Fishermen!

Further out, you can see some fishing nets

Further out, you can see some fishing nets

City by the sea once more

City by the sea once more

up another hill

up another hill

to another view

to another view

야! 친구!

-Ariel

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