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 […]

Apr 102013
Loving Hut's (near) Nampodong Location

**UPDATED 4/25/2014: CHECK OUT THE COMMENTS FOR THE LOCATION OF THE NEW ONE NEAR GUDEOK STADIUM!!   Note, this location is closer to Dongdaesin than Nampodong! By: Emma O’Flynn Calling all vegetarians!  Life in Korea can be challenging as a vegetarian, even more so as a vegan.  So when friend introduced me to Loving Hut in […]

Jun 282012
Makgeolli bar Cho Bbei ('Alcoholics') - Nampo

BY MONIQUE SMITH ‘Alcoholics’ is an artsy Sojo-Makkoli bar. My friends and I stumbled upon this one night when we were shopping for a good place to drink. After going through many a bars that looked all the same, when we walked into this one, we were pleasantly surprised by the ambience.

May 182012
Taeguk Village

BY BENJAMIN COWLES Of the many benefits of courting a Korean lady, one of the best has to be their ability to discover interesting and off-the-severely-beaten-path type of places Busan has hidden away. My girlfriend outdid herself when she pulled out her smartphone and discovered Taeguk Village*. (*Village used in a strictly Asian population sense)

May 122012
Arun Thai - Nampo/Jagalchi

BY STEVE BUTTERFIELD Full disclosure: I’ve never been to Thailand. I have, however, been to a great many Thai restaurants, so while I can’t claim to truly be an expert in authentic Thai cuisine (unless the stuff at the restaurants back home is truly authentic), I am an expert in tasty. Having eaten there three […]

Mar 282012
Coffee Factory - Nampo and Seomyeon

BY ALEX ROCHE This independent coffee shop mini-chain actually has two locations in Nampo that are only about a block from each other, and one in Seomyeon.  All three of the shops offer great coffee and herbal tea.  If you’re an espresso fan be sure to try the espresso compania.  I love the vanilla latte […]

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 […]

Aug 222011
Taejongdae Hiking

After several visits solely for the purpose of eating at the clam tents, I finally took a few hours to hike around the famous cliffs of Taejongdae Park. As far as hikes go, this one doesn’t compare with Igidae or Amnam Park, but it’s still a nice little walk. It’s particularly suited for those who […]

May 122011
SHAKER bar - Nampo

As my good friend (and co-brain behind this site) Tom so eloquently put it, Shaker in Nampo is ‘self-consciously sleazy’. Other words that come to mind that describe the interior are ‘kitschy’ and ‘garish’. But that’s exactly why I love Shaker… that and the fact that they happened to be having a 3k Jaeger-bomb special […]