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 […]

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 112011
Adagio Coffee Roasting House - Jangsan

I’m sure I’ve previously mentioned my utter disdain for the Busan section of the Lonely Planet Korea.  This is no slam on the guy who wrote it, since  I’ve got no idea what kind of limits or requirements they put on him.  Still, the Busan section is small, inaccurate, lists Holly’s coffee as one of […]

May 022011
Puppy Cafe: Jangsan

I’ve never been a dog person. In America it seemed like all my friends had or were getting dogs. It started to annoy me. Every house party I went to would have about fifteen dogs running around. They’d jump on people, they’d knock stuff over. It’ wasn’t like I hated them or anything. I didn’t […]

Apr 262011
"Twin Pig" Restaurants 마보신주먹구이: Jangsan

It can be difficult to tell what is good at Korean meat places. I’m far from being a meat connoisseur, in fact I’ve chosen to be a vegetarian for long periods at least twice in my life. Aside from the basics of galbi, bulgogi, and samgyeopsol there’s a lot about Korean meat that I don’t […]

Apr 262011
Starface Dalmaji Hill

  Article by Melissa Tait StarFace Dalmaji hill is a little bit of London in Busan. It’s a WaegukBar, menu and drinks in English and Korean, and comfy lounge chairs scattered around the room. At some point during your first beer youwill probably meet Charles, the English co-manager of the bar. Helikes to have a chat […]

Apr 152011

*I’ve been doing a lot of running since moving to Busan, and I’m looking to map out some of the better running and biking places people have come across. I’m starting with Jangsan because that’s where I live, if you’ve got any suggestions, let us know! Jangsan is an excellent neighborhood for running. The toughest […]

Apr 132011
Breeze Burn's: A chain review

BREEZE BURN’S LOCATIONS: Nampo; Seomyeon; Gwangan-li; Haeundae; Jangsan Whenever I go to a Breeze Burn’s with my fiance, she orders a burger and the waitress starts walking away. WAIT! I want a burger too! The waitress usually gives one of those ‘Tim the Tool Man Taylor’-esque “uuuHHHHHH?”‘s. You want two burgers? Then looking around at […]

Apr 062011
Vesta Spa and Jjimjilbang, Dalmaji

I don’t know how, but I used to be opposed to the idea of going to jjimjilbangs. My fiance would go with our friends, and I would stay at home and go for a run and watch Beerfest over and over instead. My spitefulness towards jjimjilbangs didn’t have anything to do with the naked thing; […]