Feb 122013
Overnight in Siloam Jimjilbang-Seoul

Hidden Sanctuary by Seoul Station  BY Emma O’Flynn   Busan!  Great city, all the trappings, fun place, right on the ocean, fabulous!  And there’s even an airport!  Our very own Gimhae airport with flights to…hum…not that many places actually.  And hold on, the prices are craaaazzzzy!  We all have had, or will have, that experience […]

Jan 132013
Zumba Dance in Busan

By Fiona Van Tyne Working out is just that, work. Why not ditch the treadmill and join the new Latin dance inspired aerobics craze ZUMBA! Zumba is a latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, dance-fitness party! FEEL THE MUSIC, AND LET LOOSE!!! Before you start “Oh I can’t dance” “ I am too embarrassed” “I don’t like other […]

Nov 272012
Dance fever is hitting Haeundae with Busan’s first ever Zumba Fundraiser!

On Friday December 7th, The Wolfhound will play host to a night of hot music and smooth moves all in the name of a fantastic cause. Hosted by Levy Solomon, one of Busan’s first Zumba instructors, the events begins at 9pm with an hour of non-stop Zumba and will be followed by a night of […]

Nov 062012
Hongbeopsa Temple (the one with the BIG BUDDHA on the roof)

BY MICHELLE CILLIÉ This is Hongbeopsa Temple and the statue of the Colossal Buddah on the roof. The temple is VERY different in many ways, mostly because it is built on the theme of Hear no evil, see no evil,  speak no evil- complete with three glittering Buddah statues depicting this theme in the main prayer […]

Oct 222012
Trains and Trains - Train Travel in Korea

by Melissa Tait So, trains are a great way to travel. Just rock up, no security, as much luggage as you want and a gentle swaying motion as you travel. And I have a ‘thing’ for trains. I like to keep an eye on them…make sure they are running to schedule…maybe even ‘spot’ some interesting ones..and my little […]

Aug 032012
Jisan Valley Rock Festival - A Photo Review

BY MICHAEL FRAIMAN Best Use of Technology – Radiohead The British Friday night headliners turned their backdrop into a series of high-def TV screens, overlaying images of their faces with their instruments, dissolving into static, racing green lines and other aptly trippy shit. The show itself was solid but a bit dry; I don’t think […]

Jul 082012

BY MELISSA TAIT and NICHOLE FERENCE Changwon is a nice little town located to the west of Busan in Geyongsamnamdo province. It’s a nice little day trip from Busan and has a more relaxed vibe and a small central downtown area. How to get there and around From Busan you can catch a bus from Sasang’s […]

Jun 282012
A Weekend in Gwangju

BY MICHAEL FRAIMAN It seems every city in Korea has a ‘thing’—Pyongchang has skiing, Danyang has caves, Chongdo has bullfighting. City tourism officials tend to take these ‘things’ and clutch onto them with a vice grip; one sees billboards for the tea fields as soon as one enters Boseong, for example, or can’t help but […]

May 302012
Anchang Village

BY BENJAMIN COWLES Situated within the immensity of Busan is the penniless hillside village of Anchang; a remnant of the refugee camps that shantied up during the Korean Civil War. Seeing very little of the city’s prosperity, the village struggled on as Busan developed into the megalith it is today.