Lucky we bought the ticket the day before as today the train was fully packed. We didn't bring our huge luggage with us to Busan, instead we stored them in Ibis hotel cos we going back there again after 3 days anyway... which was a really good decision as not that much spaces for the bag in the train, maybe there were any but we just couldn't find where the luggage compartment was.
Inside KTX Train Seoul-Busan
Lotteria Burger Package: Shrimp Burger, Bulgogi (marinated barbecue beef) Burger, Chips, 2 cokes and 2 Prawn sticks KRW11,000 (AU$10)
We didn't try McDonald's while we were in Korea but in my opinion, I think Lotteria is better sales than McDonald's
A very fine sunny day in Busan City
Hotel Phoenix, Busan
8-1 Nampodong 5 Ga
Jung-Gu, Busan, South Korea
Telp: +82 51 2458061
Hotel Phoenix is surrounded with loads of attraction places just foot steps away to Jagalchi Market, Gukje Market, Yongdusan Park, PIFF Square and plenty of Department Stores and Underground Shopping Centres. Its about 5 minutes walk from both Nampodong Station and Jagalchi Station.
We actually booked the standard western room, but once we arrived in the hotel the room wasn't ready yet so while we were waiting, we flipped through the hotel brochure and saw the picture of Korean-style room (Ondol) made us so tempting to get that. So we gave it a try and asked the hotel receptionist if we could possibly swap it. We're so glad that he allowed us to get that room with no extra cost. Satisfied indeed with the room, large space to put our stuff and the best thing was the underfloor heating system right underneath the bed that's just what we need in that cold weather.
Korean-style room (Ondol)
PIFF (Pusan International Film Festival)
Kimchi Bun and Pork Bun KRW3,000 (about AU$2.70) for both of them
Around the Gukje Market (Changseondong Market)
Inside Busan's train (left) and bus
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
From Haeundae Station, take bus No. 181 (20 minutes) or take taxi about KRW 10,000
Gukhwappang (Flower shaped pastry)
Its essentially identical with bungeoppang (fish shaped pastry filled with sweet red bean paste), only it is a flower shaped pastry.
We headed to Haeundae Beach straight after, but it was freezing cold and we didn't take much photo, so my apologise no photo of the beach this time. After a short walk enjoying the chilly beach, our tummy can't compromise anymore, so we went to have an early dinner.
Don't judge the book by its cover. This yummy-look like meat skewers but it was totally tasteless
3 different meats
This BBQ shop is located on the way back from the beach to Haeundae station (15 Gunamno Road, Haeundae Beach, Busan). We totally lost in translation in this shop, anyway they gave us these 3 types of meat, I guess it was pork belly, marinated pork and beef with rice. Surprisingly, it turned out to be one of the best ever meal we had in Korea and we spent altogether only KRW 9,000 (about AU$ 8.20)
Roasted Soy Bean Powder Coated Chewy Glutinous Rice Cakes
Heaps of shops selling Pork Hock
Busan at night