Farmer's Original Handmade Hamburger

Farmer’s Original Handmade Hamburger

I often think of my life as a never-ending quest for good burgers. While that may be a little sad, I do feel completely at peace when I find a place that sells good hamburgers. And Farmer’s burgers is one of those places. With two similar-yet-different locations in Nampo-dong, this is a fantastic place to […]

Mrs. Kim's English Books

Mrs. Kim’s English Books

One of the few weaknesses of the great city of Busan is that the English book selection is abysmal.  Most of the big book stores have, at most, a few shelves dedicated to penguin classics, the exact same contemporary fiction and non-fiction books that have been available in every Korean bookstore for the past two […]

Two Brewhouses in Seomyeon: Judie's Nine Brau and Who?

Two Brewhouses in Seomyeon: Judie’s Nine Brau and Who?

Cass and Hite suck. I know what you’re thinking… “What about Max and OB Blue?” Well, I hate to break it to you, but those suck too (rhyme!). Fear not; there are (at least)2 places in Seomyeon where you can go for some Dunkel and Hefeweizen. 1) JUDY’S NINE BRAU: This place takes up the […]

Biking in Busan: The Joys and Pains

Biking in Busan: The Joys and Pains

BY TOM McKEE So you’ve decided to get a bike.  Congratulations on your momentous step toward a healthier lifestyle, environmental sustainability, new found airs of preachy self-importance, and all-around fun!  Despite the reigning popular opinion, Busan can be a very nice place to ride a bike. I’ve been biking to and from work about three […]

Songdo Beach

Songdo Beach

SONGDO BEACH! It’s not the most well-known of Busan’s beaches. I mentioned it to a co-worker of mine who has lived here for four years, and he looked confused and said, “are you sure you don’t mean Songjeong beach?” and I said “EFFYEA I’M SURE!” I asked another co-worker and he said “oh, the beach […]