Feb 022014
 
LASIK/LESEK in Busan

By FIONA VAN TYNE Getting Eye surgery was something that I was thinking about before I came to Busan, not seriously but I thought about it. The main thing stopping me before was the price. Even before I started to do my proper research I was halted to know that I would not be able […]

Nov 242013
 
Korean holiday gifts to send home

An oldie but goodie… BY MELISSA TAIT So, it’s that time of year again. And by that time of the year I mean the time you feel a little guilty and sad because you’re off globetrotting while all your friends and family are celebrating Christmas in your home town. So, should you send presents home? […]

Oct 082013
 

Its that time of year again, where Busan’s finest breakout the lederhosen and dance to the best Russian Band while drinking fine German beer. Thats right ladies and gentleman its time for Oktoberfest at Hurshimchung. The German beer house is located in the same building as the giant spa, attached to the Hotel Nongshim, and is quite […]

Sep 092013
 

***If you are interested in finding and english speaking doctor the korean tourism website has a chart of location, kind of medicine and language spoken at each spot, it is very helpful and can be located here: http://english.busan.go.kr/data/main/medical_services_for_foreigners.pdf   Of you have ever asked on a busan discussion forum on where to see a doctor […]

Sep 092013
 

***If you are interested in finding and english speaking doctor the korean tourism website has a chart of location, kind of medicine and language spoken at each spot, it is very helpful and can be located here: http://english.busan.go.kr/data/main/medical_services_for_foreigners.pdf   If you have any luck whatsoever, you will never need to visit any of the plentiful […]

Aug 262013
 

By Daniel Benner   This decent little gym was pretty close to where I was living in Gaegeum.  While not having a whole lot of amenities, it suffices well enough if you live in the neighborhood and don’t want to do a distant trek for some place further afield.   The place has a few […]

Aug 262013
 
Gudok Stadium and Sports Complex, Dongdaesin.

By Emma O’Flynn The Gudok Stadium is within short walking distance from the subway, and offers a pretty decent selection of sporting facilities.  The sports complex has a swimming pool with public swims available throughout the day (swim hat and goggles compulsory attire!).  It is also host to a gym.  The stadium itself, offers free […]

Aug 262013
 

Finding a gym in Korea can either be really simple or the most challenging of adventures. I decided about a month into my contract that working out at home was not, well, working. I wanted to join a gym but had nowhere to start. I researched some places on facebook groups, and walked around my neighborhood but […]

Aug 212013
 
National Team Fitness in Jangsan

By Fiona Van Tyne Gyms. Gyms. Gyms. Many of us have enjoyed working out at gyms in our home countries, we had a set routine, schedule and we were comfortable. Exercise is not thought of the same in Korea as in the western world. Many koreans take a much lighter approach to keeping fit, and […]