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 […]

Dec 212012
Lzone Language Cafe + International Party on Weekends!

BY STEFAN BROWN During the day, Lzone Language Cafe might seem an unassuming, fourth-floor coffee vendor with an uncommonly high concentration of foreigners.  If you were to hang out long enough, you’d realize that you weren’t just in a cafe, but a language school as well, albeit a very chill one, run on volunteer labor.  About the same time you […]

Apr 152012
Mystery Ship Bar - "Radio Bar" - KSU

*For more info on Radio Bar, check out the comments below! Thanks to Matthew Sidgreaves for the info! I was led to what I later found out is called “Radio Bar” late on a Saturday night about 10 months ago, and I didn’t quite remember how to get there, or what the name was. Since it […]

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 092012
Blue Monkey Club - Kyungsung

I don’t really think ‘club’ when I think of Busan. I don’t necessarily think of ‘high-end’ either. But that’s the impression I got when I strolled into Blue Monkey, a joint with a fancy, clubby feel. The music is always blasting here, so go on down and cut a rug.     Directions: Kyungsung metro […]

Jan 082012
UN Cemetery, Busan Museum and Peace Park

Located in Nam-gu just south of Daeyeon and Kyungsung metro stations, the UN Cemetery, Busan Museum and Peace Park are all worth a visit. The entire complex is nicely landscaped, and happens to be great for jogging as well (about 1.3 mi/2.1 k once around the park). Have a wine-infused picnic at Peace Park, walk […]

Dec 302011
Where to Get Cheap Food: Kyungsung (KSU) and PKNU

Now that you’ve spent all your KRW’s on presents and booze, you’ll need to cut back from somewhere in your budget. Eating is good, but cheap eating is better. Here are some options for those in the KSU/PKNU area who are monetarily challenged. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a map.) Takkoyaki stand […]

Dec 072011
Eva's - KSU

Eva’s is a popular, comfortable expat bar with a local feel. Prices are fairly comparable to other expat bars – beers are about 3k, and there are other drink specials.    Directions: Kyungsung metro exit 3. Walk straight out and take your first right. Go down one-and-a-half blocks. Eva’s is on your left, on the […]