After giving Seoul a second chance six and a half years after my first visit, the city was quite a letdown. But all hope is not lost, as my trip is only half way over, and I have a whole ‘nother city to explore. Can Busan, South Korea’s second largest city located on the coast in the southeast, help redeem the country? I spent eight days in the seaside city to discover the answer to that very question. Read more to find out what I learned about “Dynamic Busan” and whether or not it’s worth stopping by.
Six and a half years is a long time away from a country, and that’s exactly how long has passed since the last time I visited South Korea. In the summer of 2016, I finally made my way back to Seoul, Korea’s sprawling capital, but this time with years of travel and living overseas experience under my belt. So can my 2016 self possibly see the city in the same light as my old 2010 self? Read on to find out what kind of vibes I got from “the Soul of Asia” the second time around.