Happened to arrive in Busan on a Saturday night in time for the Gwangalli Beach Drone Light Show
Haedong Yonggungsa, a seaside temple. I went on a Sunday and it was supper crowded but still somehow peaceful and so so beautiful! The motto of the temple is “where one wish comes true.” I wrote up a wish paper for the success and happiness of my friends who are launching a business.
I had a 매운어묵 - maeuneomuk - spicy fish cake and a pumpkin rice drink at the market leading up to the temple.
Haeundae Beach and Dongbaek Park
Haeundae Beach street stones
I was skeptical at whether going up Busan X The Sky was worth it but I happened to be in the area around sunset and decided to do it. So glad I did! It was an amazing view.
They have the tallest Starbucks in the world with an exclusive drink, Cotton Sky, which was very sweet but also very pretty and matched the sunset!
I found a Kbbq restaurant that would seat one person, Anga Sutbul-gui. I got the pork ribs and soy sauce pork belly. It came with shrimp seaweed salad and sauces and veggies.
The server showed me how to make a sandwich with lettuce, soy says pork belly, the light soy sauce, the peanutty sauce, the red sauce, grilled onion, and daikon. So delicious!
Jagalchi Fish Market. At first, I felt voyeuristic and weird to be there looking at raw and live fish knowing I had no intention to purchase anything because I couldn’t cook it. But then I did find a stall with grilled fish that looked good and an ajumma ushered me in. Got the grilled fish of the day and it came with spicy soup with the stuffed fish head. I asked what type of fish it was and I heard “Yulgi - 율기 “ but couldn’t really find anything googling it. One source said goldeye rockfish and sure enough that has a Korean dialect name “yeolgi 열” http://fishillust.com/Sebastes_thompsoni
Had an earl grey milk tea outside the tower overlooking the city
Taejongdae Park Pebble Beach. The pebbles were actually pretty big. They made a beautiful noise as the waves came in and washed over them.
Taejongdae Park walk for sunset