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From 91 Days in Busan
Busan, the second-largest city in South Korea, is a sprawling, exhilarating metropolis of 2,000,000 people which has somehow managed to remain relatively unknown despite a wealth of things to see and do. The surprisingly green city is defined by a number of mountains which offer hiking and natural retreats, mere minutes from skyscrapers and a hectic, ultra-modern urban scene. We spent three months discovering Busan’s fabled seafood, bizarre and exciting culture, fascinating history, beautiful beaches and more. Start reading at the beginning of our adventures, visit our comprehensive index to find something specific, or read one of the articles selected at random, below:

Bookstore Alley
Not far from Eatery Alley, we discovered Bookstore Alley: a tiny road jam-packed with an insane number of used bookshops, cafes and shoppers. With a history going back 50 years, this is one of the coolest corners we found in Busan, and a great place to spend a spare hour… even if you don’t read Korean….

May 16, 2012


Shinsegae – The World’s Largest Department Store
We hadn’t even discussed it with each other, it was just understood. An unspoken contract between me and Jürgen, sealed the very moment we learned of its existence: the first place we would visit in Busan, before any temples or museums or beaches, was going to be Shinsegae Centum City — the world’s largest department store. That title is Guinness-certified and uncontested. Shinsegae is three times the size of Macy’s, which was the previous record-holder….

May 07, 2012


Adventures in Korean Health Care: Jürgen’s Story
On one of our hikes around Busan, Jürgen had twisted his ankle pretty severely. I asked if he shouldn’t get it checked out, but he insisted that he’d be fine. The next day, I noticed him hobbling and suggested more forcefully that he go to the doctor. Still, he refused. Then I saw how swollen it was, and snapped. “This is exactly why we have travel insurance. What kind of idiot hobbles around on a swollen ankle?! GO!”

Jul 02, 2012

For 91 Days in Busan – The E-Book

Our 91 days in Busan flew by, but we managed to see almost everything this incredible city has to offer — the museums, the people, cafés, hiking, beaches, and of course the food! All of our experiences and observations are now collected in a portable e-book, perfect for Kindle, Nook or any other eReader. The book contains over 200 full-color images and nearly 100 articles about South Korea’s second city, along with a useful index organized by both date and category. For just $7.99, this makes a great companion for your trip to Busan, whether you’re a teacher or a tourist.


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Direct Download (PDF, MOBI)

For just a few bucks, you can download your own copy of the book for use on your e-reader or computer, giving you access to our blog posts wherever you are, without having to connect to the internet. And, buying the e-book is a great way to support our project… take a look at some sample pages from the PDF.

Don’t forget to check out our other e-books, from our 91 days in Oviedo, Savannah, Buenos Aires, Bolivia, Palermo and Sri Lanka!