Thursday, February 28, 2008


My first out of town trip was to Busan. It's about a 10 minute walk to the bus terminal, and from there a 30 minute ride into Busan. Another 30 minutes takes me to Haeundae Beach, which is a very popular beach in the summer.

Here are a couple pictures showing the view along the beach. In the summer, this stretch will be completely filled with people.

I only spent a brief time there, but Busan seems a lot nicer than Seoul. Less crowded, less pollution, and better scenery.


I moved into my new aprtment, and started school. No classes yet, so I've only been spending a few hours a day there. Nothing too interesting this time around, but I think I'll be making a lot more trips this year. Being hemmed in by Seoul made travel a hassle. There are also a lot more mountains, temples, and other historic sites to see in the area.

The view from my apartment

I have been able to ride my bike a couple of times. There is a nice biking and walking path along the local stream. I rode part of it, and it appears to be a quick and easy escape out of town. The new subway line to Busan is also under construction.

Getting out of town and into the country side takes about 10 minutes. To the north and west it is hilly, with mountains all around. To the south are rice fields. Going east I ran into Busan traffic. So at least I have three good directions to bike this year, as opposed to the one I had in Incheon. Here is the view from the south, looking back into Gimhae.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Moving On

The cold winter winds keep me off my bike. So I haven't been out and about too much lately. I am also in the process of packing and getting ready for my move to my new job in Gimhae, which is in the south, close to Busan. The warmer weather and new sites should bring some posts in the near future.

Meanwhile, I have added some older pictures from Beijing and Mexico.