Sunday, February 10, 2008

Pusan

Posted in Korea, Travels at 11:25 pm by graceandpoise

I left Seoul over the Lunar New Year holiday, and went down to the 2nd-largest city in Korea. Pusan (or Busan, as it is sometimes written) is in the far southeast, about as far away as one can get from Seoul and still be in mainland South Korea. We took the KTX (fast train) down there and stayed one night, explored the city some, met up with some Seoul friends, had the traditional Korean New Year’s repast (Ddeokguk, or rice cake soup) at the home of a friend’s friend, and wandered around a seaside temple and what remains of a hilltop fortress. Just a few of the highlights…

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