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South Korea Trip 2016 Day 6 – Off to Busan

South Korea Trip 2016
Hello! We now move to the next day of my South Korea trip. After a great five days in Seoul full with excitement and memories, we are now leaving this beautiful city and heading to the Southeastern side of Korea – Busan.

 

Busan is a large port city in South Korea and it  is Korea’s second largest city with close to 4 million people. They have beaches, mountains, pub and cafes that have become an attraction for tourist that adores nature in general.

 
One week before our trip, we heard the news about the CHABA Typhoon attacking Busan. I am so worried so I texted one of the tourist agent which I get his number through forum and so he said we have nothing to worry because normally Korean are prepared with this and typhoon will not come again to Korea because it is heading to Japan and  they usually will take less than 3 days to clear the road. So, no more worries.
We are pretty excited to go to Busan but still deep down in our heart we are sad to leave our precious stay in Seoul Dalbit and darn, we have to say goodbye to Seoul. As you know I dream to live in Seoul long time ago and yes I did! Hopefully next time I will visit this place again.
We set to check out from our guesthouse by 11 morning so we won’t miss to take the KTX to Busan at 1.00pm. After packing our luggage, bid our farewell to the host, we straight go to Seoul Station. There are few options to travel to Busan which are by bus, the normal train or by the KTX. We choose the KTX because it is the fastest, takes about 3 hours to reach Busan even though it is costly among the three option.
Direction to Seoul Station – by subway line 1 or 4
KTX ticket to Busan

KTX ticket to Busan


We bought our tickets on the spot at the counter for 59,800 per seat. While waiting for our train to depart at 1 pm, we had Lotteria shrimp burger. While waiting and seating at the waiting area, there’s an ahjushi who look friendly so we took the opportunity to have a chat with him. We cut our conversation with him once he talked about religion and Islam in particular because man we don’t want to get too serious with the fact that we are Islam and he is not does not mean he can criticize our religion. He did offer to take us to the departure gate but we just move by ourselves once we are set to depart.

Lotteria Halal Burger

This burger is Yummy!

There are luggage scanning for security matters taking place before we depart. We are few seconds late to take our train due to the security check. I remember our seat was at the first coach and we were running with our luggage. Damn, so close to miss our train. So please if you have luggage, do move  to the gate early to avoid something like us and remember their train depart on time.
Once seated, I was so amazed with the KTX. The seat is damn comfortable and spacious (even better than Air Asia standard seat), complete with wifi connection. They have space to put luggage in front of the coach and toilet. During the three hours ride to Busan, I was so busy with my phone and the journey was smooth. Busan is the last stop and when we reach Ulsan, the rain was pouring the city.
Inside the KTX to Busan

Inside the KTX. It look exactly like the one in Train to Busan. Goosebump!

Upon reaching, we did not think that due to the rain we will encounter one more problem – which is, how are we going to take the Busan subway because we need to walk out the KTX station to get to the nearest subway station and we did not have any umbrella. We are looking like a lost child though and each of us refuse to buy an umbrella.
Arriving Busan

Selfie! I just did not care on how I look

In the end we agreed to take the taxi to get to our stay which located at Beomnagol. The taxi stand was just few steps near the exit and there already have few taxi queuing up for passengers. We have to split into two taxi and shit man the taxi driver did not understand English. I just showed our guesthouse address to him and he just drove off. Having this thought that we might get lost plus he was driving so fast like pelesit, I am just hoping we will reach safe and sound.

Thankfully he did send us to the correct apartment. To add more to my worries, because we split into 2 person each in two taxi, I could not get in touch with my 2 other friends. It took us almost 30 minutes to eventually meet with each other. This happen because our taxi driver stop us at the main entrance of the apartment but the other taxi driver stop them at the center which is near the parking entrance.
 
We booked our stay through air-bnb again, we choose Dynamic Busan hosted by Haru and I tell you we have the best stay here because the room was spacious, we are the only one who stayed there at that time and we have a beautiful view at 36th floor, We had a long journey today so we did not plan anything and just take a rest in our room.

I got to see this view every night

See you on my next TRAVEL-SOUTH KOREA 1.0 post. But here is my total expense of Day 6.
South Korea Trip

I just want to express my disappointment of Disqus team for not fixing my comment properly as what I wanted. Though they already did fixed it but I am still not happy. I was emailing them for the past two weeks and I thought it can be fix so I did not read all my awaiting moderation comment yet hoping I can be happy to read and reply once I got my Disqus fix. It just making me angrier and frustrated. All the comments was there only for the old post but my reply to the comment was haywire. I do not like how it look like. The new comments I got since I installed Disqus was not even there.
Plus, I just noticed that I have 2 different username/shortname. I used atheera dayana as the username and shortname url when I am commenting (for my blog and other blogs), but when I look up at my Disqus comment section, it uses Atheera Dayana and the shortname url for my profile was atheera-dayana. I thought maybe because of this I couldn’t install Disqus properly so I tried to set up a new Disqus account. Properly I sign up and installed again with the two steps; adding the code to my blog and import all my comments and shit when syncing I realised I lost almost 100 comments (I compared with my first Disqus account). I just suck it up and hurm nevermind I can always start anew. But shit always hit me hard. I still could not see all the comments. So I give up. Now I am stuck using this blogger comment as long I can see and reply to my comment accordingly though it is so ‘less-practical’ but still then I have no other choice. Because of this I have not been blogging for 1 week and this affected my blog views. Sayonara Disqus.

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  • wahhhh so exciting. i hope i can reach south korea soon. reading your journey truly excites me 😀

  • The view from the airbnb is awesome!! 😀

    I am always in love with public transportation in developed countries when they provide free wifi for the benefits of the tourists/travelers. 😀

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  • i love the view! and the house was big. i feel like home here hee.
    i am hoping to travel to other countries to see their public transportation too

  • Insyaallah, one day you can experience the way I did !

  • ana suhana

    Sy sampai di Busan at the day Chaba hitted Busan. But everything was far better than what has been viral in fb. Everyone keep texting us to know our situasion. How i miss Korea ?

    • How bad was the typhoon? Tgk video nampak teruk. Nasib baik nothing happen to you.
      I was so worried jugak time tu.
      Reading this makes me thinknof korea again ?

  • nadiah izzaty

    Busannnnn =)

  • it’s a great experience! did you bump into zombies there? haha.