Traveller Stories Emma’s life in Busan

Hello! My name is Emma and I’m currently living in Busan, South Korea.

I moved here as an exchange student at Pusan National University 2 months ago after falling in love with the city.

My love for Busan began during summer last year. As a Korean major of the University of Central Lancashire in England I was given the opportunity to attend my choice of summer school program in South Korea. At the time, I was fascinated by Busan so naturally I chose PNU! From there, the decision to spend the next year of my studies in Busan was already made.

During my time at university I have been involved with different aspects of Korean culture but my passion lies in promotion. Whether it be tourism or entertainment, I love giving people an insight into life in South Korea and what the country has to offer!

I believe that Busan is often overlooked when discussing South Korea and I can never understand why. It is by far one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to and I hope that through these series of blogs, I can show you why I fell in love with this city!

[Emma’s Story] Busan Citizen’s Park

This week, my friend and I took advantage of the only nice day and we went to explore Busan Citizen’s Park. The park is one of Busan’s largest public parks with 97 different species of trees and includes 2 streams. The park is located a 5-minute walk from Bujeon Station exit 7. The park itself is actually a lot bigger Continue Reading . . .

[Emma’s story] Cafe Hopping in Busan

Café Hopping in Seomyeon “Café Street” Jeonpo Café Street (or Seomyeon Café Street) is located between Buejeon Station and Seomyeon Station and is by far one of my favourite places to hang out! Technically, “Café Street” is not actually a street, but the name given to the area of Seomyeon that is home to all of the best cafés in Continue Reading . . .

[Emma’s story] Busan Museum

Busan Museum! When visiting different countries one of my favourite things to do is visit local museums and until this week I was unaware that Busan even had its own museum! The museum is located in the Daeyeon area, about 10-minute walk from Daeyeon subway station. The museum building itself is beautiful and is a lot bigger than I had Continue Reading . . .

[Emma’s story] Pet Café in Busan

Since moving to Korea I haven’t had the chance to visit many themed cafes. So I thought that this week, I should take a trip to the area surrounding Kyungsung University and check out the famous dog and raccoon cafes! Our first stop was Deoksune, the dog café. The café is located across the road from Exit 3 of Kyungsung Continue Reading . . .

[Emma’s Story] Uni life in Pusan National University

Pusan National University If you’re looking for a relaxed night, the area near PNU (Pusan National University) is perfect for you! PNU is one of the 10 flagship universities in South Korea and the area surrounding the school is a great place for international and home students to hang out. The streets leading from Pusan National University subway station up Continue Reading . . .

[Emma’s story] Busan Tower/Yongdusan Park and Nampo-Dong!

Busan Tower/Yongdusan Park and Nampo-Dong! Whilst spending the day exploring an area of Busan we hadn’t been to before (Nampo-Dong) we found the amazing Yongdusan Park and the Busan Tower! At 120m, the Busan Tower is by far the best view of the city you will get without hiking the city’s surrounding mountains. [photo 1] The part itself is located Continue Reading . . .

[Emma’s story] Busan’s most famous beach, Haeundae

Haeundae Beach! Last week my friends and I decided to explore Haeundae Beach! As one of the most popular tourist attractions in Busan, there’s a lot to do in the area! We spent the whole day there and still weren’t able to fully experience everything Haeundae has to offer.   First we started our day by attending one of the Continue Reading . . .

[Emma’s Story] Christmas lights in Nampo!

Every year there is a Christmas festival held in Nampo! It’s the perfect cure for homesickness at this time of the year. The atmosphere was brilliant and will definitely end your holiday blues. We first arrived early to ensure we had a good spot next to the tree. There were various performances by groups of children from surrounding schools and Continue Reading . . .