Summer Chaos at Haeundae Beach

Curious what Korea’s best beach is like during summer?

The Korean students are out of school for the summer so this is the week that most families take vacation. Many businesses even close so that the owners and employees can enjoy some well deserved time off. Many of them head to Haeundae Beach in Busan.

The beach is completely lined with umbrellas as far as you can see… because who wants to get sun at the beach, right? And the sea is full of yellow floats.

Haeundae Beach in summer

Choo choo!

I have been so busy this week enjoying time with my friends! Since I wasn’t able to post on Friday, I decided to share something with you today…

Have you ever been invited to sit in the conductor’s booth?

Melissa, Mendi and I were only able to buy standing room seats for the train from Busan to Ulsan. By the end of the trip, the conductor in the caboose of the train must have been so tired of bumping us with his door each time he went in and out that he decided to invite us in his booth. Then he held out his phone for 5 minutes to show us an amazing video he took from his booth of the train running along the tracks.

Here’s a short clip of the view from the conductor’s booth.

Busan Aquarium

Saturday, April 2

One of the most famous attractions in Busan is the Busan Aquarium. It’s located right on Haeundae, Busan’s most popular beach. If you go, watch out for those pesky birds. As always, click on any picture below to see the full size image.

  

 

  

  

  

 

The aquarium is nice, but it’s actually quite small. The entrance fee is 18,000 won (about $16.50). We thought that was a bit too expensive. It’s definitely good to get it checked off of the To Do List, but we won’t be back.

After the aquarium, we stopped off at the darts booth and Andy and I threw some darts at balloons. Here we are with our prize seashell necklaces…

Our next stop was Fuzzy Navel for drinks and chips and dips… and more darts.

Afterwards, we headed to the Wolfhound Pub and had some Irish food and played more darts.