Busan!As you may recall we left Gyeongju on our way to Busan. A place known for it's ports, beaches and hillsides.
This was my first time going to Busan so I was excited. I wanted to see what the place had to offer as far as being modern, accommodating and fun. I know Busan is one of the major cities teachers end up living in so it meant a lot to me to see for myself what it is like there.
On the drive over we passed rolling hills with large apartment buildings tucked in between the valleys. Smaller buildings were stacked up along the hillsides and the image looked a lot similar to San Francisco.
We arrived at Haeundae Beach, a famous spot well known amongst Koreans especially for the movie that came out last year.
It sat nearby the Gwangalli Beach which allows you to view the Gwangan bridge in the distance. After checking in we went out for dinner and a little New Year's Cheer. Here is a view of that bridge at night. ~
2010 First Sunrise:
JH woke up around sunrise and sneaked out of the hotel, leaving me to keep on sleeping. He left early because he wanted to see the first sunrise of 2010 come up over the water. This act of gathering to see the first sunrise of a new year is a tradition in Korea (and likely other places). I would have joined him but I guess he assumed I didn't want to wake up. Thankfully he took my camera with him and documented it.
I uploaded the video he took on youtube which is still processing...so hopefully it will work soon.
Well he came back and we finally got up for the day and checked out of the hotel. After eating a little breakfast at Dunkin Donuts we went onto the beach.