Newly opened in the Haeundae area is the ASEAN Culture House, offering a glimpse into the traditions and customs of the SouthEast Asian nations. Not only is it a great learning experience, but one that is totally free of charge to the public. While this museum (of sorts) isn’t very large, we went along and…

We love Thai food thanks to a number of holidays in the country and many fabulous meals, but we had yet to find our ‘go to’ restaurant here in Busan, but I think we may now have found a winner!   Dal Thai is a cute little restaurant in the popular neighbourhood of Dalmaji, nestled…

If you are looking for a place in SE Asia where modernization and feel of a big city meets traditional and religious customs of its residents, while being solicitous and welcoming towards tourists, look no further than Kuala Lumpur.  Skyscrapers and shopping malls on every corner, make the city modern and busy. The Malay, Chinese,…

Every fall in the city of Jinju, there is a lantern festival. The lanterns are located everywhere around the Jinju Nam-gang(진주 남강; Jinju Nam River) and Jinju Sung(진주성; Jinju Castle). This year, one will start soon in the beginning of October. The main theme for this year’s festival is [Water, Fire, Light, and our Hopes],…

Flying away to adventures in other Asian cities is always a great pleasure, but I find it even more enjoyable when it’s an easy direct flight from Busan. Cambodia had been on our to-do-list for a while and when I discovered that Air Busan flies to Siem Reap four times weekly, it seemed ideal. The…

Ellium Hospital in Jangsan opened it’s doors back in 2004 and has become far more than just a general hospital. With special divisions aimed at women and children, they have become one of the go-to centres in the city of Busan for their professional care and hi-tech offering. The hospital spans many floors and offers…

Okay, I’m British, so it’s possible that I was a little overly excited about “Boots” coming to South Korea, but now their first ever store is open, right here in Busan, and I realize I had every right to be looking forward to the grand opening! Located in Shinsegae Mall on level B1, right as…

Hidden away on a little road that runs just in front of Haeundae Hillstate, on the Dalmaji side of the city, is the best kept secret when it comes to Italian restaurants here in Busan. We discovered this littler restaurant while living in the area. I’d walked past it a couple of times and noticed…

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