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…

We had planned a long weekend on the island of Geoje and, in doing my in-depth research (as I always do before any of our trips!) I came across so much information on Tongyeong that I felt it needed to be explored, in it’s own right, and I’m so glad we went. While Geoje remains…

When I first moved to Busan there were a few hospital names that were kindly passed my way for future needs but I have to say that Bumin wasn’t one of them. As a mum of two children it’s fairly safe to say that we’ll need a doctor at some stage and we’ve certainly had…

< East Coast; Donghae > East Sea(Donghae) is known for its clear and blue water. A lot of local scuba divers choose this side of the county to dive on the mainland. Image from Google June Openings July Openings < South Coast; Namhae > Due to warmer weather than other areas, beaches are open early 🙂 June…

I don’t know how many times I’ve driven past this restaurant but we finally popped in last weekend to try it out. Katsumama looks fairly ordinary from the outside; a building like any other in Jungdong, not far from Emart. As a family, we all enjoy our rice dishes, the udon noodles and the typical…

It was Easter when a friend of mine started telling us of a lovely little artisanal chocolate shop in Marine City that offers chocolate-making classes in their workshop. Intrigued and tempted by the thought of tasting chocolates and then making our own, we got a group of us together and organized an introductory class. The…

We generally move overseas due to my husband’s work transfers. After that, the next crucial factor of settling into our new hometown is to sort out schooling for the little ones and then that leaves me…. My ‘thing’ (and the only one thing I really do for myself) is my fitness. I have been a…