Oct 042013
 
Gwangalli Fireworks: A Cautionary Tale

Busan Fireworks Festival is coming up on Oct 25-26.Classic article, from the Busan Awesome vault… BY TOM MCKEE Having moved to Korea, my most difficult adjustment was getting used to the crowds. Sure, the food was a change of pace.  Of course, the daily games of charades necessary to convey specific meanings required some practice.  [...]

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 [...]

Mar 252013
 
Galmaetgil Course Two: Part 2 –Gwangalli Beach to Oryukdo

By Laura Teague (this is the second half of a 2 part hike, to see part 1 go here) This is definitely a walk to test your hamstrings and calves. It’s a nice flat 3km away from Gwangalli beach around the coast, and then a grueling 5km of stairs up and down all the way [...]

Mar 252013
 
Galmaetgil Course Two: Part 1 – Dalmaji Hill to Gwangalli Beach.

By LAURA TEAGUE (this is part 1 of a 2 part series, to see the second half of the walk go here) All across Busan are ‘hiking’ or walking trails that cover the city. They wind though the most beautiful sightseeing spots, and the best tourist places. The word ‘갈맷길’ is a hybrid of the [...]

Mar 122013
 
Lotte Giants Schedule 2013

Scroll down to see schedule! One of THE BEST things to do in Busan is to go to a Lotte Giants game. Busan loves the Lotte Giants and it’s clear when you go to the games – fans are loud – singing, cheering, and drinking throughout the game. It’s a breath of fresh air after [...]

Feb 252013
 
Gaelic Football - Laochra Busan GAA Club

BY Niall O Grady What is Gaelic Football? (video)  Gaelic Football is an Irish sport very si milar to Australian Rules. It is is played on a rectangular pitch like a soccer pitch with H shaped goalposts much like the goals on a rugby pitch. A goal keeper protects the goal like in soccer. The football can be [...]

Feb 152013
 
Kaizen Yoga Hits Busan

‘Tis the Season to Get KaiZen-ed! BY Mindy Sisco Dear, sweet, blessed Korea- land of second chances. Apply this sentiment as you will- be that becoming employable after that not-so-lucrative declaration of Fine Arts as your major, or in our line of work, a second chance at new year’s resolutions! That January 1st date is [...]