I’m well aware that Busan is not part of Japan, but our 9-day Japanese cruise included a one-day stop in Korea so I’m including this entry in my Japan blog series. I was hoping we could visit Seoul but of course we could only dock at port cities. Still, I was pretty excited because I’ve heard many good things about Busan.
It was nice and sunny that day, which was a pleasant change. It rained during all our previous tours so we were happy to see the sun again.
Ezra and I had a hard time with this shot because the heads were placed extremely high up. I guess we’re much shorter than the average Korean. (Hmm … I suppose we’re much shorter than the average Filipino as well…)
We decided to not sign up for a group tour because we wanted time to explore by ourselves. The information counter gave us this map so we wouldn’t get lost.
To get to the city you had to take a free shuttle from the pier:
When we got to the parking lot the previous bus had just filled up so we had to grab the next one. We had to wait for other passengers to arrive before leaving but at least we got front row seats.
As soon as we reached the city, Ezra found her Korean hubby:
Lee Jong Suk <3
My mom really wanted to see Jagalchi Market so we went there first. We saw lots of interesting things being sold:
We weren’t sure what this was but we guessed that it was a sea squirt (we were right).
We saw lots of shellfish
And a few octopus
Of course my mom took lots of pictures