Aug 262013
Medi Hyundae

By Hannah Aauger Near Haeundae station hides a very good “통증의학과,” meaning roughly “pain medicine.” This particular specialization focuses solely on muscle pain, combining medicine and science you may find in a hospital with the more holistic massage and electro-shock therapy. When you first enter, the small, unassuming office is clean, but quaint. Make sure […]

Apr 122013
Galmaetgil Trails 갈매길

By LAURA TEAGUE   The Galmaetgil trails span across Busan, about half of them wind along the extensive coastline, giving them the name “Seagull Path” in Hangeul. They explore all the best that this wonderful city of ours has to offer, the whole shebang covers around 270km, so where to start? Here’s your super awesome and helpful guide […]

Feb 052013
I Make Cake Café Haeundae

WORD ON THE STREET IS THAT THESE GUYS ARE CLOSED 내가만들미케 By Hannah Augur   Whether you’re a dude hunting for an awesome date idea, or a pack of girls searching for somewhere to spend the afternoon, cake cafes are not only fun, but delicious. On the sidewalk outside stands a sign detailing all of […]

May 242012
Billie Jean Club, Bar and Grill - Haeundae

I don’t know if it’s because I like the song or what, but Billie Jean’s is probably my favorite bar (especially now that Bubble in Seomyeon has closed). It’s big enough to have a full stage, a four-sided bar, a pool table, and an area for seating, all while still retaining a cosy atmosphere. The […]

Sep 272011
All About BIFF - Guide to the Busan International Film Festival

BY MICHAEL FRAIMAN Check out our BIFF FILM GUIDE I know, I know. Movies are cool. But film festivals? Even when you speak the language, navigating a pretentious labyrinthine orgy of independent art is a daunting prospect. All these movies! All these names! Can’t I just save my money and download the popular ones later? […]

Sep 212011
My 10 favorite Gimbap Cheonguk dishes

I tend to assume that regular visits to Gimbap Cheonguk are a staple for any foreigner living in Korea.  During my two and a half years I’ve visited some variation of this ubiquitous Korean eatery at least twice a week.  Still, I occasionally run into people who avoid it.  Some people are intimidated by the […]

Sep 172011
Study Martial Arts in English!

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2013! Article by Heather Gaines *New classes just started for September 2013 , so get some culture and some exercise! If you’ve been looking for a place to study martial arts while you’re in Korea (or you’ve been wanting to try something new, or you’re interested in doing something cultural, or you want […]

Jul 282011
Wow Guesthouse - Haeundae

BY HEESUN KIM When it comes to choosing a guesthouse / hostel, personally for me there are four considerations: location, safety, cleanliness and price. Wow Guesthouse ticks all of these boxes: Location: The guesthouse is in a perfect spot if you are visiting Busan for the sea. It’s a 5 minute walk from Haeundae subway […]

Jul 012011
Hinomura Japanese Restaurant - Jangsan

Review by Heesun Kim It’s Friday night and there’s a good crowd at Hinomura, a Japanese style restaurant in the Jangsan neighborhood, Busan. The setting and casual, with a dozen or so tables and a counter by the chef’s kitchen where more customers sit. Looking through the menu we struggle somewhat with the Japanese and […]

May 302011
The Home Bistro - Haeundae Beach

The summer beach season is coming and Haeundae beach is once again becoming the popular spot to hang out. This was very evident on Sunday when a mid-afternoon planned trip to Geckos for lunch and beer was derailed due to a lack of outdoor seating and a one-hour wait for food. We considered trying to […]