Busan in Korea
We went to Busan in Korea.
(Left)Before we left we borrowed many books from library and got information
(Right) There were many brochure at International Airport but not so useful…
We took a limousine bus to Busan station. It cost us about $4.
The seats look like business class seat of air plane
We stayed at “Arirang Turist Hotel”
We’d never stayed ONDORU room.
Ondoru means Korean floor heater.
It wasn’t cold weather but I love the room
Since we put on anything on the flower the same as Japanese Tatami floor.
There was PC in the room and it was free of charge though I couldn’t type Japanese so I didn’t use it.
I booked this room through Internet in Japan. The room rate was $28/ per night.
The hotel is pretty old but location is good so it’s worth staying!
In front of Busan Staition, there was lighting-up tower. Busan station is huge and modern building.
We arrived at the hotel around 10PM and then we ate Korean food at 24 hours small restaurant near station. The meal was good and we paid only $6.
Next day, it’s good weather!
These two photos are the view from 3rd floor of the hotel that we stayed for 3nights.
We took a train “ Mugunghwa” to go Gyeonjgu city. We can’t read any Hangul(the Korean alphabet) but it was easy to buy tickets.
Until the train departure time, we walked around markets near station.
(Left) Korean carrot
(Right) red pepper
The scenery between Busan & Gyeongju is similar to Japan.
I felt Korea is the nearest country from Japan !
(Left) Gyeongju station
(Right) I don’t know the name of tree but it’s beautiful with white flowers!!
The city is famous for world heritages. There were many ancient tombs .
We ate “ Sumpub”
One of the Korean meal and wrap rice and many dishes with vegetable leaf.
It cost us about $14.
We walked around old houses district. Can you see “KIMUCHI” pots ?
We took highway bus to Busan. Bus is much faster than train but we love train trip!
After we came back to Busan-city, we went to a hot spring area. Busan has some hot spring area
And everybody enjoys taking a hot spring as a day trip.
We didn’t know how to use hot spring in Korea. In Japan, most of hot spring centers don’t allow to wear bathing suit. We learned Korea was as same as Japan! I thought other countries people wear bathing suit since even Taiwanese wear it and also when I went to hot spring with my Korean friend she didn’t take a bath with me since she was so shy to take a bus without any close^^;..
We love old style hot spring though this hot spring stayed in this modern building and look like spa center.
You don’t need to bring anything. There are free rental towel and soap.
There are no time remit so you can relax to stay as much as you want.
It cost you $7 a day.
The difference between Japanese way to Korean way is when people walk around bath room , Korean don’t have towel. Japanese walk while we hide our (that)part of body!
We ate “Samugetan(chicken in a soup)” and
Rice porridge with abalone.
The restaurant is famous for Japanese so there was menu in Japanese.
Samugetan was delicious !
Both dishes were $8.