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August 23rd

It's around 7pm Saturday night and I'm sitting outside in the lovely, breezy weather that a cold front has brought in. Later, it'll most likely rain, but for now I'm enjoying the breeze.

It's been a productive day that started around 1:30pm. You don't have to tell me how lucky I am; I already know. :) I try to pace myself throughout my day, so being productive early in the morning just seems ridiculous. I digress. I eventually ended up walking to Haeundae Beach, which is the beach that South Korea is known for. From my apartment, it's about a 20 minute walk, which if you have good music and not in a hurry, it can be a very nice walk. Haeundae Beach is the most crowded, touristy beach there is. It's taken me almost 2 months to go, and it's exactly like everyone said. But it does have it's beautiful parts, as you can see in the pictures below.
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After making it through the beach, I headed towards the market. The market really is a site to see. There are about 100 shops set up selling everything from fish, vegetables, meat, to clothing. I was looking particularly for a sarong but had no such luck.

I was on my way back from Haeundae and saw an interesting place to take some photos. As I was asking for the scenery to be a tiger or for it to pout for me, I was interrupted by a foreign woman. She wanted to know how to get to Haeundae beach. I explained to her the way, and eventually it came out that this was her first day here. She was tackling Haeundae on the first day; it took me 2 months. Some people have the spunk, and others do not. The conversation ended with me telling her not to get lost, and then I started back on my way home.
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While on the way back to Jangsan, there is this rest stop that many taxi's chill at. I've always been curious as to why they stop there, so I took the path less traveled, and it really is. It turns out that this mountain/very very large hill has many trails on it. Some trails have stones laid, and others are just run down paths that eventually turned into trails. The amazing part about this monstrosity of forest and mosquitoes are that there are red benches everywhere. It really is a place for inspiration or for finding some zen. Luckily I got both.
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I've done some other stuff too, but like I said, I like to pace my day. I ran into some girlfriends and am now heading to a grab a drink and watch the South Korea vs Cooba (Korean's say Cooba. It's utterly annoying) baseball game. Let's go Korea!

Posted by almchenry 03:02

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This is one of my favorite entries. It lets us see a different side of Pusan and the area. Good that you have these places! - Rebecca

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