Anyone with a passing knowledge of the coffee culture in South Korea knows that competition is cutthroat. There are just too many places around for half-assery to take place. Anyone also will know that places come and go, sometimes in less than a few months. So, if the coffee isn’t great, at least the atmosphere better be. Because, as many might also know, coffee shops aren’t just about the coffee (or the Caramel Macchiato, or whatever your poison), it’s about the experience.
The following are an assortment of cafes located in the Jeonpo Cafe Street area, near Seomyeon in Busan, Korea’s second largest city, located along the coast in the southeast. As I live nearby, it’s an area myself and the better half often frequent. We’ll return to some of these places in more detailed future posts.
120. Simile. I wonder what this coffee shop is like?
For all the dog owners and dog lovers residing in Korea, it’s really good to know how to say ‘dog’ in Korean. You might want to use it to describe your current or previous pets, or to exclaim your love for the furry little friends of ours. In this lesson, you will learn how to say ‘dog’ in Korean.
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Braving the mosquitos right before sunset, we went on a quick hike up Parysong Mountain (팔룡산) in Masan to see the free-standing stone pagodas. Yi Samyong started building these pagodas in 1993, stone by stone, as a symbol of hope for Korean reunification. His goal is to ultimately build 1,000 pagodas.
Samcheok (삼척) is on the northeast coast of South Korea. It’s known for beautiful beaches and now, . I was telling my mom how I’ve been meaning to go out to Samcheok but that the 5-hour bus ride from Busan seemed daunting for a weekend trip. My mom said that tour groups often go in much quicker speeds, and luck would have it that her hiking friends were going on Sunday. For 70,000₩ a person, it included an all you could eat, drink, and sing fun-fest.