Food Korea Trips & Travels

To Korea’s largest port city

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I’m back in Seoul after a few days in Busan, where I met up with my university friend Mika. She took a ferry from Japan and arrived on the same day. It’s been so much fun exploring the city together. We went to a hidden cold noodle shop that I read about on wingspoon (Korea’s yelp), walked through dark alleyways to find this late-night eatery inside a real cave, and found dinosaur footprints strolling through Igidae’s scenic walkway along Busan’s coastline.

In the meanwhile, we chatted about the idiosyncrasies of living abroad and our upcoming return to the U.S. Did I tell you I booked my flight home? I’ll be east-coast bound in time for Christmas.

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“August creates as she slumbers, replete and satisfied.” – By Joseph Wood Krutch

20 Comments

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    ZEOLITE
    August 14, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    I want that bowl of noodle soup. This place looks beautiful! Hope you gave Mika a hug for me.

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      Sewon
      August 18, 2011 at 3:27 am

      It was such a good bowl of noodle soup. I gave Mika at least two hugs, and that woman can give good hugs!

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    sc
    August 14, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Whatta view. Whatta lovely quote.

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      Sewon
      August 18, 2011 at 3:30 am

      Thank you!

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    Maria
    August 15, 2011 at 12:49 am

    what a lovely place!

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      Sewon
      August 18, 2011 at 3:30 am

      It really was a lovely trip.

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    Julian
    August 15, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Your photos are amazing! I just started following you and I’m really glad I found this blog.

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      Sewon
      August 18, 2011 at 3:31 am

      Thank you! xx

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    Amelia
    August 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    OK, when I saw those statues I have to admit my brain went into a very dark corner and had a giggle.

    The sea looks so nice in these pictures; your pictures make me want to run away in the world. I feel like I haven’t seen enough each time I come to your blog.

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      Sewon
      August 18, 2011 at 3:33 am

      Haha, I’m glad someone else noticed *that* and thought it was funny. I did a double-take on my way out of the restaurant. :]

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    Lindsey
    August 15, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    What is that soup called in the second picture? It looks so delicious!

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      Sewon
      August 18, 2011 at 3:34 am

      It’s usually called “neng myun” (literally “cold noodles”) and this particular one from Busan is called “mil myun”

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    polkaros
    August 16, 2011 at 2:22 am

    Wow, love the first picture! Very lovely blog you have!

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      Sewon
      August 18, 2011 at 3:34 am

      Thank you! I loved how the umbrellas were lined up so orderly on the beach.

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    Seulkee Yi
    August 17, 2011 at 1:35 am

    Your pictures amazing, as usual! :)

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      Sewon
      August 18, 2011 at 3:35 am

      Gracias!

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    Rina
    August 23, 2011 at 5:38 am

    mmmmmmmmm, I love your food pictures! Always!
    I’ve never eaten Korean food before, and now I desperately want to try it!
    I wonder if I can take plane and visit Seoul for a day….hmmm

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    catarina
    August 31, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    oh my, oh my ♥

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    […] view of Busan from my hotel […]

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