I recently just came back from a spontaneous trip to Busan, South Korea, and I'm so excited to share my experience with you all!
This is probably going to be a long post, so grab ya drinks and ya popcorn and get comfortable.
Most people probably tend to think of Seoul first when they hear "Korea", but I am here to tell you that Busan is just as cool and just as exciting.
It's actually the second largest city in South Korea, and it's got just as much hustle and bustle as Seoul city.
The hotel I stayed at was called LOTTE Hotel Busan, and it was super fancy.
The picture above is the view we had from our room on the 32nd floor.
It had a casino, an entire underground shopping mall filled with both high and low end shops, and of course a bunch of food.
You know it's fancy when they had a pretty Korean girl wearing Hanbok welcoming you in and out of the elevators.
If that isn't enough to keep you entertained, since the hotel is located in the heart of Busan, there are a lot of cool places within walking distance that you could venture off to.
During my few days here, I did a bunch of shopping, eating, exploring, and just taking in everything that Korea has to offer.
Nothing makes me happier than checking out all of the cool Korean makeup stores, and shopping for unique Korean street fashion.
IDK about you, but I absolutely love listening to
K-POP and in Korea, they play it EVERYWHERE,
and very loudly too.
You hear it in all of the stores, all of the restaurants, and playing all over the streets.
In my opinion, it's a sound of happiness and joy and always kept me in the best mood.
Since my days were so limited, I had to fit in as much of my favorite food as I could.
My favorites include, but are not limited to: Jokbal (Pig Feet), Tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), fried chicken, and of course Korean BBQ.
IDK what Koreans put in their chicken, but it is like crack cocaine.
Best chicken in the world, and I'm not even being dramatic.
Usually Korean restaurants will provide a ton of side dishes (banchan) with your meals which include all sorts of fermented and pickled vegetables.
They might look simple, but they are packed with so much flavor that you won't even realize you're eating veggies.
My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Of course if you come to Korea,
you HAVE to pop into Gong Cha.
It's our favorite place to get boba, and it's so freaking good!
Some days I'll go for the traditional black milk tea with pearls, and other's I'll get a mango green tea with pearls or jelly.
It's the perfect refreshment after eating a bunch of garlic and spicy food.
If you're a coffee fanatic, do pop into any of the really cool coffee shops.
They're located all over the place, and they have the most delicious coffee.
I had a seasonal Cinnamon Maple Latte from JM Coffee Roasters, and it did not disappoint.
Feel free to browse through some more photos from my trip, or check out my Vlog channel on YouTube because I filmed my entire trip if you really want to get up close and personal in my business.