Oct 222012
Trains and Trains - Train Travel in Korea

by Melissa Tait So, trains are a great way to travel. Just rock up, no security, as much luggage as you want and a gentle swaying motion as you travel. And I have a ‘thing’ for trains. I like to keep an eye on them…make sure they are running to schedule…maybe even ‘spot’ some interesting ones..and my little […]

Jul 082012

BY MELISSA TAIT and NICHOLE FERENCE Changwon is a nice little town located to the west of Busan in Geyongsamnamdo province. It’s a nice little day trip from Busan and has a more relaxed vibe and a small central downtown area. How to get there and around From Busan you can catch a bus from Sasang’s […]

Apr 252012
Mudfest - Boryeong's Dacheon Beach

BY MELISSA TAIT (The Mudfest is in JULY this year from 07.14.2012 ~ 07.24.2012) The Boryeong Mud Festival is one of the things that most people know South Korea for. “Isn’t there some crazy festival where everyone is covered in mud?” Well, yes, and it’s awesome. This event takes place on  Daecheon beach which is on […]

Mar 092012
Fresh Fries Factory - Seomyeon

BY MELISSA TAIT So, in my estimations, there’s junk food, which is MacDonalds, and there is non-junk food such as a lovingly hand-prepared burger with a side of rustically cut home fries. Of course the latter is much better and is included in my diet and exercise regime. Falling into this category is Fresh Fries Factory in Seomyeon. […]

Feb 022012
Busan Music Scene

BY MELISSA TAIT Do you like live music? I know I do. At the age of 19 I thought I would be the world’s next Lester Bangs and spread the word about the revolutionary music scene in Sydney. Well, there was pretty good music but calling it a scene was pretty laughable. There were just a […]

Jan 242012
The Box: Asian Street Food Restaurant

Article by Melissa Tait I like Korean food. In fact, I love Korean food. I like Korean food much more than Australian food which is basically vegemite and kangaroo sausages (kanga bangas). What I miss from Australia is the Westernised Chinese and Thai food, which Sydney is full of and you can find everywhere. A great place to get […]

Aug 042011
Sintobooli Meat Restaurant, Seomyeon

Article by Melissa Tait I feel that Seomyeon is divided into halves. There’s the Judie’s Taewha Side and then there is the Lotte side. Once you decide to go left or right from the subway station, it feels like a bit of an effort to get back to the other side. And there’s plenty to […]