The visionary creators of Busan Awesome… Dave (L) and Tom (R)

Busan. Is there a more underrated city in the world? Despite a population of over 3 million people and one of the largest ports in the world, it’s never even mentioned among the economic powerhouse cities.

Where else can you spend a full morning at the beach, take a five minute bus ride to the world’s largest department store, buy some new shoes, take a quick subway ride to hike up a mountain, then go to another beach, sit in front of one of the most beautiful bridges in the world, and shoot off bottle rockets sold to you by an old woman walking past? All without taking a break from drinking? And that’s just an average day.

We want you to have an awesome time in Busan, whether you’re a traveler, an expat, a serial expat, or a lifer. Fight off expat complacency and guidebook ignorance that comes with Busan, and keep exploring!

NOTE: We don’t really update this site much. However, we do respond to email.

Oh, and feel free to leave a comment below or CONTACT US!

The Creators:

Tom McKee & Dave HF

Former Head Writers:

Fiona Van Tyne
Melissa Tait

Former Contributors:

Laura Teague
Emma O’Flynn
Julian Stout
Michael Fraiman
Allison Dixon
Ben Cowles
Monique Smith

  12 Responses to “ABOUT US”

  1. I like the site… nice work.

  2. Well, I certainly feel a lot more excited about my impending visit. Thanks team.

  3. I’ve just stumbled upon your site and I’ve got to say it is nothing short of AWESOME! I’m taking a trip up to Busan for Labor Day weekend and have no idea what to even chose from with all of the information you all have provided. Thanks for such a helpful site!

  4. You guys have made our Busan trip a total winner with all your insider knowledge shared so generously. Thanks!

  5. I know it’s not the most ideal time (no beach for me), but is there anything of note to do the weekend of December 6th-8th, 2013?

  6. Got somw good tips on jjimjilbang in Busan, thanks 🙂

  7. Stumbled across this site when I was stumbling around jangsan mountain this morning. Was trying to find an online map and your blog was the first to come up,saying there were no maps! Kept reading and loved it. Thanks for entertaining me whilst I was lost. I did find my way to the top eventually…..and back down!

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