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If you haven’t checked out the Andy Warhol exhibition at the Busan Museum of Art, you still can until March 20, 2016. 

It’s small, but it’s a nice way to spend 1-2 hours in Centum. Admission is 12,000won for adults, but you can get half off with the education discount. 


Haegwangsa Temple – 해광사 (Gijang, Busan)

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The East Sea Yongwang-dang at Haegwangsa Temple in Gijang, Busan.

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How Koreans Celebrate Lunar New Year

 


The Ultimate Guide To 5 Low Cost Airlines in South Korea

Are you looking for cheap flight tickets from/to South Korea? Well then, we’ve listed all the low cost airlines in South Korea that offer both domestic and international services. So, check them out! Compare and save on South Korean airline tickets!

1. Jeju Air다운로드 (2)

Jeju Air is a representative and the most fastest growing airline in Korea. Currently, it is operating not only the most busiest route, Gimpo-Jeju, but also more than 20 major routes in Asia,such as Japan, China, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and Guam, including other domestic routes.


Vendors of Jangsangpo

An elderly lady selling fish in Jagalchi Busan elderly lady hanging fish Long days in the cold weather does not seem to bother this lady. fresh hot eel heads for sale taking a break A man sharpens knives in Jagalchi Market in Busan, South Korea looks delicious

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Christmas comes to Korea: Part 2


Where and How Koreans Celebrate New Year’s Eve

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Getting excited about the New Year 2016? In case you are wondering where and how to celebrate the New Year’s Eve, we’ve selected the best of the best spots only, and the ways Koreans celebrate this wonderful day as well! So take a look, try visiting the actual places we’ve recommended here, and welcome in 2016 with your loved ones around you!


Colonial Korea: Beomeosa Temple – 범어사 (Busan)

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Beomeosa Temple in northern Busan as it appeared in 1933.

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Myogwaneumsa Temple – 묘관음사 (Gijang, Busan)

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The view from the upper courtyard at Myogwaneumsa Temple in Gijang, Busan.

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8 Best 2015 Christmas Highlights in South Korea (Photos)


Wonhyodae Temple – 원효대 (Gijang, Busan)

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The emperor-looking Sanshin statue inside the packed Samseong-gak at Wonhyodae Temple in Gijang, Busan.

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Sajaam Hermitage – 사자암 (Beomeosa, Busan)

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 The beautifully realistic painting of a tiger on the exterior wall of the Samseong-gak shaman shrine hall at Sajaam Hermitage.

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Sajaam Hermitage means Lion Hermitage in English. And it’s the closest associated hermitage to Beomeosa Temple out to the left. But it’s a bit tricky to find through the maze of restaurants and houses even though it’s only 300 metres up a side road.


Hallowe'en in the Bu!

Tap Houses in Busan

The original article (and the entire issue) can be read online at the following link and in HAPS Magazine (available at many fine watering holes throughout Busan right now).

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Bi-Weekly Top Trazy Contributors (Sep 24~Oct 07)

Congratulations Mini EFat Girl, newcomer Tae-Hyun for making it up to Top 3!! :)

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My First Visit to a Korean Dentist

I’m pretty fortunate my teeth have not rotted out of my head by now.


101 Guide to 11 Must Have Korean Cosmetics

 

South Korea is known for its beauty. We’re talking known known. People from all over the world flock to Korea in an effort to achieve the flawless skin of so many K-pop stars and actors. You wanna know how it’s done? An impeccable skin care routine. Korean cosmetic stores line the streets of Seoul like no other. There are literally 4 or 5 on each block brimming with the latest skin care innovations and make up.


Bi-Weekly Top Trazy Contributors (Sep10~23)

Congratulations Mini EFat Girl, newcomer Ellie P and Jennie S. There were a lot of new participants this week although they couldn’t make it to the top 3. :)

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Reasons I think you should move to Korea

...you know, if you feel like it and stuff.

Hwamyeong: Latte King


For a while I've been considering writing about specific places in Hwamyeong-dong - the neighbourhood in Buk-gu in which I live.  I wasn't entirely sure if anyone would be interested because Hwamyeong is really far out of the way.  That said, I've noticed that there are a number of new spots opening up (mostly because I can't help but stop when I see an iced Americano being advertised for the equivalent of a loonie [that's a buck for you non-Canadians]).  

Yes, You Can Get That in Korea. And That. That, Too

Expats of the ROK, stop if you’ve heard this one: You can’t get “____” in Korea.

“I love Korea,” the imaginary newly-established English teacher from various western countries of the world of yesterday would say to other newly-established English teacher friends at the lone expat-friendly drinking establishment in town, over bottles of Hite because, you can’t get decent beer in Korea, and Hite’s at least better than Cass. “But, you can’t get decent cheese here. You can’t get avocados here. I would kill for some kettle-cooked chips. Powdered coffee is gross, some coffee beans would be nice. What about some toothpaste with fluoride? My teeth are going to rot out of my skull!”


Bi-Weekly Top Trazy Contributors (July 16~29)

Congratulations once again Fat Girl, newcomer Ellie P and Jennie S. There were a lot of new participants this week although they couldn’t make it to the top 3.

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Ye Olde MySpace



Musicians of Busan - I'm looking for a band.  In the process, I found my old MySpace page.  Hysterical, I know, but I'm going to share it with you anyway.  Just click here ;)

15 Korean Expressions That I’ve Learned

Having been married to a Korean for 4 years gives me the opportunity to develop my understanding about the Korean culture. Learning how to speak Korean fluently can be challenging and frustrating at the same time. I don’t know why I find it difficult to master the Korean language. When I decided to move to Korea with my husband and our 2-year-old son, I have accepted the fact that whether I like it or not, I have to learn the language in order for me to communicate well with other Koreans especially with my in-laws who couldn’t speak and understand English. When we arrived in South Korea on April 2, 2015, we stayed at my parents-in-law’s residence in Uiryeong County, Gyeongsangnamdo for 3 months. I’ve learned some Korean phrases/expressions just by listening to their daily conversation.

Here are the Top 15 Korean Daily Expressions that I’ve learned so far…

1.) Annyeonghaseyo!


95. – 99. Mango Six, Cofy Plz, I *Heart* Coffee, Coffeemama, Dal.Komm Coffee

95. Mangosix Coffee & Dessert (Gimhae)

95. Mango Six Coffee & Dessert (Gimhae) I first saw this somewhere in Gwangan, Busan, about two years ago. They had a self-serve froyo station, akin to those that were exploding all over the U.S. a few years ago. I wonder if that’s still a thing over there.


88. – 94. Fall In Coffee, Yoger Presso, ToPresso, Cafe Droptop, Coffine Gurunaru, Alice2046, good & goods

I have heard stories, anecdotal mostly, how even the scent of coffee can cause one great need to have a poo. Does this happen to you? Because, I also read recently that one of the sneaky causes of constipation can be drinking too much coffee.

Here are some coffee shops in Korea that have English that may raise an eyebrow or two, causing several heads to be scratched in the process.


83. – 86. Aco Coffee, Caffe Tiamo, Caffe Primo, Coffee of Dream

Do you know what I drank this morning? Coffee. And then, I had coffee.

83. Aco-Coffee (Gimhae). Can anyone tell me what the

83. Aco-Coffee (Gimhae). Can anyone tell me what the “aco” in Aco-Coffee is supposed to mean?


77. – 82. Cafe Icebean, Essentia, Pasta Farm, Eat, Coffee & Mobile, Take Out Coffee

Here are some more “not just coffee” entries. Whether it’s a bakery, dessert cafe, or even an eyeglass shop (or, an excellent flower shop), it seems everyone thinks they need to have coffee in the mix if they want to survive. That includes…


Bi-Weekly Top Trazy Contributors (Jun 18~July 1)

New users have made it to the TOP 3. Congratulations to Kamoe for being the top #1 and welcome Jihyeon L, Hyoseung Allyson W.

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73. – 75. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, T&T’s Party Coffee & Cocktail, Cafe Adam’s

One friend commented on my mission to log “All the Coffee in Korea” as trying to count every grain of sand on the beach. Actually, he said this would be harder.


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