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Random Travel Advice for Korea - Part I: Busan

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So my 20-something yo DD just returned to the US after living for 2 years in Korea. A friend was asking for recommendations on what to see/do and where to eat if he visited Korea. To my surprise, my daughter actually came up with A LOT of great suggestions. Since the one constant is change, I thought I would share her advice in hopes that others can take advantage while this info is current. So I broke this up into several parts.

From my DD:

Busan is easier as I've only been there as a tourist myself, so I'll start with that.
Must-see things in Busan are:
1) Haedong Yongguksa: it's one of (if not the only) seaside temple in Korea; really beautiful. Technically accessible by public trans but confusing so would advise a taxi.
2) Jagalchi Market: Busan's fish market (and Busan is a port city, so it's a visual smorgasbord of all kinds of seafood). If you like raw fish, here is also the place to try "hwae" (Korea's version of sashimi) - various cooked/fried fish or (in my opinion, gross) sea snails/slugs/squirts are also available. It's a little hectic as Asian markets are; if you want to eat, be prepared for pointing/gesturing and perhaps getting yelled at by older Korean ladies. Also, wear platform or close-toed shoes as it's a very wet area.
3) SPALAND: Korea's most famous jjimjilbang (bathhouse/sauna). It's huge, with tons of baths and tons of various heating/cooling sauna rooms. There's two parts, the baths and the saunas; only go to the baths if you're comfortable with nude bathing culture, but I'd say it's worth checking out for the saunas and interior alone.
4) Haeundae Beach: in comparison to beaches worldwide, this isn't super impressive; it's just the most famous beach in Korea. So just go if you want beach time.

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