T R A I N
B U S A N
Day 4 of #abckohnquer was to Busan! It was my first time to Busan & I was really looking forward to it 😬
We took the KTX from Seoul to Busan! Gotten our tix via #klook, and managed to score some discounts as they had some summer sales then 🤗
We went over to the ticketing counter to exchange our Klook e-ticket with the next available train tickets to Busan.
We didn’t pre-book our tickets online because we wanted to have more flexibility in terms of the timing of our train. Also, the frequency of our KTX train ride to Busan was pretty often, about a 15 - 30 mins interval, which we thought was alright!
SEOUL > BUSAN
The mum & the bro!
Oh anyway the train ride was no where near how the movie “Train To Busan” was...🤣 no zombies 🧟♀️🧟♂️ and a pretty smooth train ride! Train journey was slightly under 3h, and before we know it...we arrived at Busan!
Thankfully our hotel was only 1 train stop away & we managed to find the hotel in no time 🤗
This photo was taken by the hotel manager (we found out he was the boss towards the end of the trip)! He asked for a photo so that he can feature us on his “wall of guests”, haha.
📍 Hotel Grey
Address: 3-2, Jungang-daero 286beon-gil, Dong-gu, Busan, 48730
🚊 Choryang Station
We had a complimentary upgrade to the deluxe room because the boss saw that our luggages would be too huge for the room we booked 😅 He was kind enough to arrange for the deluxe room which even had a computer within in. The bro was super glad because he could finally game on this trip, haha.
After washing up, we headed out to explore Busan! 🕵🏻♀️🕵🏻♂️
📍Pohang Dwaeji Gukbap 포항돼지국밥의
Address: 27 Seomyeon-ro 68beon-gil, Bujeon 2(i)-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan
🚊 Seomyeon Station (forgot the exit 😅), but Naver map should get you there easily
Here for Busan’s famous pork soup with rice 😋 didn’t think much before coming over, because we planned for another place for pork soup, but we couldn’t find it on the map 😂
So we googled and this was trip advisor’s recommended place to go for pork soup!
The cutie ahjumma actually posed for Ian 😂
Our glorious dwaeji gukbap! Momsie & I got ourselves the version with rice, while the boys chose it with udon. Personally prefers the rice more 😋
This seemingly normal looking bowl of soup with rice tasted really good! The clear but rich soup warmed our tummy + soul and was sure comfortinggggg 😋
This easily made it to my top 5 favorite meals in Korea!
Hehe some refreshing ice cream to complete our meal! Lost count on the number of ice creams we had in korea 😂 that’s what I call the holiday diet! I barely even have ice cream when I’m in SG...haha
After lunch, we headed to our next destination: Haeundae Beach 🏖
Journey to the beach was quite a distance (close to an hour), but thankfully Busan is pretty easy to travel around thanks to their train system.
📍Haeundae Beach 해운대
🚊Haeundae Station, Exit 5
We just gotta take a cheesy photo here ❤️ hahahaha
It was quite a nice beach, but no doubt a tourist attraction 😅 reminded me of the beaches in aussie but more overrated...haha
Spamming photos taken by Ian 😅 the edits are also done by him, pretty good yea? Heh
This is me asking “are we done yet? 😂” haha
There were a lot more but I shall not spam 😅😅😅
If you didn’t realized, he actually photoshopped away all the people in the background of this photo! Effort 💯 haha
One with the mom & bro! Really glad to be exploring Korea with them. A pity little bro and dad couldn’t join us, shall head somewhere with the entire family next year 😌
Exploring the streets around haeundae! This is apparently the haeundae night market/seafood market 🙌🏻
Pre-dinner snack at Busan Goraesa Fishcake Haeundae (고래사 해운대점), the fehmes fishcake shop in Busan!
📍541-1 U-dong, Haeundae, Busan
🕰 9:30AM – 9:30PM
Gotten a few fishcake sticks to share! The ones with the cheese are really da bomb 🧀 each stick was approx 1000W - 3000W, the more atas version of old change kee snacks 😂
I think we have a similar korean fishcake shop in ion here!
How this works is one gotta pick and choose the fishcakes sticks they want > proceed to payment > and head over to the microwave station to heat up the fishcakes!
The iconic shop front! Those gigantic fishcake sticks reminded me of the streets of Dotonbori in Osaka, where their shop front features huge-ass food replica. Super cute!
On the way to dinner!
Seafood dinner for our first night in Busan! Was actually pretty looking forward to it...but 😅😅😅
We were there a little too late! By evening time, the wet market on the first floor was already closed. So we had to head to the eatery level to get our seafood fix instead. We explored a bit and realised all the shops were pretty much selling the same thing at slightly different price points.
We eventually settled for this eatery since most of them were already closing (it was probably around 8pm or so). Gotten ourselves a stir fried eel (about 30,000W?) dish as well as a seafood stew (about 40,000W?).
Seafood stew that was pretty meh, the only consolation was that the seafood was quite fresh. But the soup was just plain broth with slight seafood flavors 😒
Definitely not the best meal we had in Korea because of the meh & costly food! The 2 dishes worked out to close to S$100 & we were not even satisfied from it. Haha.
We were probably there at the wrong time and having our meal at the wrong stall? Because Jagalchi Market was a highly recommended place when I was doing my research 🤷🏻♀️
To make up for our meh dinner, we got ourselves ice cream near our hotel! The cookies n creame ice cream was so so so goooooooood 🍦 (probably because dinner was not good 😂)
That concludes our day one in #busan 🤗
#amanthastravelogue #dayretravel #dayretravels #korea
Saturday, 27 Oct 2018
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