Seriously, get lost...it is exciting. Just make certain you have toilet paper and some cash with you (oh, and know the name of your return destination!)
Take side roads...they are more interesting...hop on a bus or a subway and get off anywhere...you will be safe no matter where you end up.
If you truely can't find your way back to your 'home', just take a cab...they're cheap. Under $20 to go across the entire city.
Mopeds & Bikes
because this ain't a major metropolis :
once you have decided on an area to stay in
many people opt.for a moped or bike .
most of foreigners living here temporarily rarely have license
since local police prefer to let them go for language barriers .
Busan: Haeundae Beach Pt.1
This is the most popular beach on mainland Korea. During the month of August it boasts a huge festival, so if your after the crowd this is the place to go. While the beach has been well maintained and the water is reasonably clean, and inspite of it's resort attraction Haeundae's shopping and restaurant quarter is a shables. The most rediculous thing is that from the subway exits and bus stops there is no decent public walking area towards the beach. One has to walk, and carefully, among trucks, vans and motorcycles along a dirty shabby narrow street for several blocks to the coastline. Once there one has to cross the four lanes of traffic to get down to the beach it's self. This is typically bad town planning at it's best!
For those who are familiar with harmonious beach environments - urban or natural, Haeundae isn't really much. But if your living in Busan and working much of the time then this can be an illusionary escape.
one night in Busan
Arrived by train in the late afternoon from Pyeongtaek, and immediately regretted that I was getting on a hydrofoil the next morning to go to Japan.
First impressions of Busan were that it is a place I'd enjoy -- warm and sunny, lively, good nightlife, and beautiful beaches!
Other than info on the hydrofoil to Fukuoka, I spent most of my time near Gwangalli Beach. So that's pretty much all the info I'll have on this page.
Upon stepping out of the train station, map in hand... my friend Dan and I realized we had no idea where we wanted to go and what we wanted to see. We spotted some westerners walking along across the street, so we headed over to them. They recommended Gwangalli Beach for the great bars. We found it on the map and were on our way!
The beach sits inside a cove spanned by the Gwangan Bridge, which is colorfully lit up at night. There's about a mile of promenade: one side is the beach, the other is a nice collection of cafes, bars, nightclubs, and hotels. I won't get into the details, but it was a fun night! ;)
Busan Metropolitan City
"Four season of Busan"
Busan is located at the southeasternmost tip of the Korean peninsula and in the mid-latitude temperate zone, which has seasonal winds. It has four seasons. Summer is hot and winter is not really cold. Many tourists visit Busan throughout all seasons because of the nice weather and beautiful scenery.
In particular, summer is crowded with visitor who come to enjoy the beautiful beaches.
Spring begins in early March and ends in late-July.
Japaness apricot trees bloom in March, and dandelions in mid-March. In April, peaches are growing : swallows are returning : and frogs are waking up from the hibernation.
Summer starts at the end of June with heavy rains, ending in early September. The highest temperature of around 32oC takes place at the end of july through mid-August.