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Busan, where the city and nature meet

Sep 24, 2020 (Gmt+09:00)

I came to Korea in 2014 from a small country in Africa called Benin. I like to travel so I’ve visited Jeju, Seoul and Busan but this time I decided to specifically explore the Jung-gu district (literally, "central area") in Busan. The first thing that struck me was Busan Tower. It was similar to Namsan Tower in Seoul, but from the the top of it, able to see the ocean and city below, was a unique experience. It really showcased the beauty of Busan, a city where nature and city life meet.

View from above: Jagalchi Market and the sea as seen from Busan Tower 

 Busan Tower: a great place to see nature and urban life intertwined


Jagalchi Market was a wonderful experience. I love fish and the vendors there were so nice, answering all my questions about the different kinds of fish. I don't think I will ever forget how kind and patient they were. My favorite fish is mackerel but this time I tried grilled cutlassfish, which was amazing. It was crispy outside and so tender inside.
Hamheung naengmyeon was also great. I’ve had makguksu (buckwheat noodles in broth) ) before but Hamhung naengmyeon (another variety of chilled noodle soup, usually made of potato or sweet potato starch) is spicier and chewier. I can't wait to tell my friends how great it was.

Casimir was impressed with the kindness of the Kasmagalchi Market vendors

Trying grilled cutlassfish, crispy outside and tender inside


Next was the Samjin Eomuk History Museum. It was fascinating to visit Busan's oldest producer of the city's legendary fishcakes, and see how they are made. The fried pepper filled with eomuk (fish cake) was delicious.

I also enjoyed the range of souvenirs in the market. I usually buy souvenirs  that show the color of the place I visit and this time I saw chocolates with the tower of Busan Tower engraved on them and a lot of cool stationery items. Busan had a lot of food and attractions to offer and I once again realized how awesome the city is. 

When you come to Busan, don't forget to try the Samjin eomuk, the legendary fish cake

Great photo opps at Busan Tower

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