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How To Relax in Busan

If you’re not in one of the city’s numerous spas, the preferred method of relaxation seems to be playing on your smart phone. On the subway, in the park, at dinner, walking down the street, while driving, while talking to your friends. At the beach. Busanites are plugged into their phones in a way that seems obsessive. But they always look like they’re having fun, so who are we to judge?

And as soon as we can, we’ll be buying phones just like theirs! Enjoy this latest collection of random photos taken around this always-on-the-go city.

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Bus-Driving-With-Feet
Ahio-Captain
Busan Art Space
Classic Busan Girl
Coffee Science
Drooling Korea
Editorial-Photographer-Busan
House of Penis
Lotte Loghthouse
Korean Hipster Bike
Korean Stop Sign
Mint Cross Walk
Korean Subway
Korean Cat Walk
Mirror Shark
Moped Korea
Park Wherever
Pig Fest
Plastic Warrior
So much Fun Busan
Roads of Korea
Take-Out-Disco
Sorry No Soju
Very Strange Korea
Weird Street Art
Monster Cute
Super Cute Babies
Humid Summers in Busan
Piff Square
Sneaky Photographer
Say No To Crack
Cornered At Night
Fine Art Photography

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June 26, 2012 at 8:55 am Comments (2)

A Ferry to the Oryukdo Islands

Korean Folklore

We first spotted the Oryukdo Islands toward the end of our hike down the coast of Igidae Park. A string of rocky and uninhabited landmasses, these islands are the most notable feature along Busan’s coastline. In order to get a better look, we took an evening ferry trip which looped around them.

Busan Islands

The ferry left from the Mipo terminal at Haeundae Beach, and cost ₩19,500 ($17.55) apiece. A little expensive for the hour-long round trip, but the views of Haeundae, Gwangalli Beach and the Diamond Bridge were worth it.

For the fishermen and merchants approaching Busan from the sea, the Oryukdo Islands have always been the city’s symbol. The profile of the five (or six) islands is certainly memorable. The name “oryukdo” comes from the fact that, depending upon the tide, there appear to be either five (o) or six (yuk) islands (do). Except for the furthest in the chain, on which a lighthouse has been built, the islands are completely barren. Nothing much could be built on these craggy hills of rock.

The evening ferry runs approximately once an hour from Mipo and more frequently during the weekends. We left at 17:10, but could have delayed our journey by an hour in order to see the sun set behind the city.

The Oryukdo Islands on our Busan Map
Catch the boat from here
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Korea Schiff
Fishing in Busan
Korean Birds
Busan Skyline
Gwangan Bridge
Police Boat Busan
High Speed Ferry Busan
Busan
Korea Korea
Oryukdo-Islands
Busan Stairs
Busan Blog
Busan Harbor
Korean Air
Sunset Busan

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May 30, 2012 at 9:36 am Comments (0)