If you will be travelling a lot by train, I suggest that you download the Subway app. It’s really useful and easy to use. It’s available for Android and iOS.
Haeundae Beach in Haeundae-gu is located at the southeast end of the city of Busan. Haeundae beach is 40 minutes away from Busan’s main railroad station (in the Downtown area), and less than one hour from Gimhae International Airport. Along the 12 km of coastline is Busan’s most popular beach, and with Seogwipo’s, it is one of the most famous beaches in South Korea. Because of its easy access from downtown Busan, the beach is busy year round with several kinds of beach festivals. Most visitors are domestic. (Wikipedia)
We took a train to Jangsan (10 minutes from Haeundae). Right across Jangsan Metro Exit 3 is Puppy Cafe. Outside, you’ll see a pet store. Just go inside and take the stairs.
We went back to Jangsan Metro station and took a train to Shinsegae Centum City (15-minute ride).
Shinsegae Centum City Department Store is the largest shopping complex in the world according to Guinness. When we got out of the station, the store was just a few steps away.
When SM City Cebu still had an ice skating rink, my father used to bring me there and taught me how to skate. It has been years since my last time. I was 4 or 5 years old then. At Shinsegae Ice Rink, it felt like starting from scratch again. I miss you Papa. 😦
Afterwards, we went on separate ways to shop. After an hour, we met and took two trains to Nampo Station (1 transfer, 46 minutes) and walked to Gwangbok-dong Culture & Fashion St.
We had dinner at a Korean restaurant. Koreans are fond of adding a lot of vegetables to their dishes. Honestly, I’m very picky when it comes to eating vegetables but I really appreciated Korean food. I liked the way they cooked their vegetables.
It was time to rest and we walked to our hotel.
P.S. The photos were taken using a camera phone and digital camera. Credits to Lhynx Lim, Ritha Villahermosa, Joan Villahermosa and Raynier Go for some of the photos that were used for this blog.