My itinerary to Korea! Itinerary ke Korea! – 3rd Day @ Jeonju

Hello there! If you are new here, do not forget to read my 1st and 2nd-day itinerary to Korea with these links: My itinerary to Korea! Itinerary ke Korea! – First Day @ Busan from Seoul and My itinerary to Korea! Itinerary ke Korea! – 2nd Day @ Busan: Haeundae Beach +Gamcheon Culture Village +Taejongdae

It was a short trip that I had in Busan. 2 Days 1 night (well, it is more like a 1-day trip) was not enough for us to cover most of the places. We headed to Busan Seobu Intercity Bus Terminal (부산서부시외버스터미널) which located at Sasang Station, where we bought the bus tickets.

On my way there, I bought Hodu @ 호두과자 (ho-du-gwa-ja) known as walnut cookies in English. I also bought peanut cookies. I have it as a snack while traveling on the bus. For Malaysians, you can find the similarity of it with kaya balls except it contained walnut or peanut inside as filling.

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If you are taking a bus, please be punctual because they are very on time for departure. This is how the terminal and the interior of the bus looks like.  You can put your luggage compartment of the bus. While for small bags, there are upper cabins that you can put your bag in it.

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Terminal Bus from Busan to Jeonju
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Interior of the bus to Jeonju

The journey from Busan took about 2.5 hours if I was not mistaken. It stopped 15 minutes at the R&R. I managed to go to the toilet and take a look how it looks like. I always saw it in 2 Days 1 Night shows, and I was able to experience it myself on that day. I do not know how to describe how happy I was!

We arrived in Jeonju at around 2.00 pm. We walked from the bus station to the nearest bus stop and took a bus to our guesthouse. The environment was a bit different compared to Seoul. You can feel the air is more refreshing and make you feel like you are going back to your village to meet your grandparents. The temperature here was colder compared to Busan. Most probably because of the geographic area.

As you can see in these photos above, there are lots of yellow trees. Those are Gingko trees. For Farhana, this was her first time being surrounded by these trees. Busan has less of it. I asked her, “Do you smell something weird?” and she answered, “Yes.”. I explained to her that the smell came from the tree and she gave that bingo face. She thought she stepped on animal’s poop and she has been looking around her shoes for the unknowing smell. If you will be traveling to Japan or Korea during Autumn/Fall, read more about the Gingko Tree here: #30 Ginkgo Tree / Pokok Ginkgo

Finally, we arrived at our guesthouse, Blueboat Hostel Jeonju. I highly recommend this place for backpackers because it is worth your money and comfortable. I had good nights for my 2-day stays here. The heater working well and even though it might be minus degree on those nights, I slept well.

We were supposed to go to Jeonju mosque after check-in but we postponed it for the next day because we need to wash our clothes. The operation hours for using the washing machine and dryer is only allowed before 6 pm (if I was not mistaken.) This is because to avoid noises to other patrons at night. The charges for it was cheaper compared to hostels I’ve stayed in Seoul.

After done with laundry, we headed to Nambu Traditional Night Market. We took a bus from the guesthouse. I would highly suggest you use Google Maps as your ‘main tour guide’. It will inform you which is the nearest bus stop and bus number you can hop on. If you have basic hangeul (Korean alphabets) and can read it, it will not be a problem for you. There will be LCD screens on every bus stops to inform the arrival of buses. It took about less than 10 minutes to reach there via bus.

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There are lots of food you can try it here! This is the must visit place when you are in Jeonju! It is also known as Jeonju Nambu Traditional Market (전주 남부시장). The night market held on Fridays and Saturdays. There have a variety of stalls available with a multitude of delicious treats. The night market usually opens from 6 pm up to 9.30 pm. This place should be in your a must-go-visit list especially foodies! There are also stalls that sell pork. There are seafood options available too. Do ask them if you are curious about what they sell and ingredients that they are using. Plan your itinerary wisely if you are visiting Jeonju, or else you will lose your chance to visit this night market. 

 

 

Later, we walked from the market area to go back to our guesthouse. But, we saw a place that crowded with people and shops. We headed there and we found lots of flagship stores such as Innisfree, Etude House, Face Shop, and more! Since we were there during the Peppero Day (11.11) or also known as Single Day, they were having sales everywhere! The price was cheaper than Myeongdong. You should not hesitate yourself from shopping if you are planning to do so. The sale usually started on 10 November until 12 November. The area is known as JIFF Film Street(영화의거리).

After done with the area, we went back to the guesthouse and having a good night sleep for the next journey. I called it ‘The day we are the prettiest’. We visited Jeonju Hanok Village. Stay tuned for my next writing!

If you want to skip my article, I am sharing with you my full itinerary to Korea here: https://travefy.com/trip/gdrx2kwxyjfk7uyxjdrq6jtxujrc2

I have included all the information from the first day until the end of my trip on the itinerary. Have fun treasure it! You can also create your own itinerary using the Travefy website. It is super easy and very helpful to use during your trip. Just click and voila! It is also can be browsed using the mobile browser.

Please let me know if it is helpful! I am looking forward to hearing from you!

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#37 Autumn in Korea / Musim Luruh di Korea

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Autumn in Korea – Photo was taken at Jeonju Hanok Village

My friends always asked me, “Fieza, when is the best date to go to Korea during Autumn?”. I have been there twice on the mid-November, where it fell on late Autumn and very near to Winter season. I still can see yellow and red leaves but it will not as bloom during its peak season. The autumn foliage season is starting from the mid-September to mid-November. If you are planning to go to Korea on this coming Autumn, usually the best date to go is during its peak season starting from the end of October until early of November. I am sharing the last year peak dates as in the photo below. The VisitKorea page will update accordingly on Peak Autumn/Fall foliage forecast. If you would like to experience first snow, do stay in Seoul from November 16 until November 21. You might be lucky to watch it snowing. When will you be visiting Korea?

Check the VisitKorea website for more info!

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Korean Autumn Foliage Map 2018 – Credit to Trazy.com

Kawan-kawan sering bertanyakan saya, “Fieza, bila tarikh yang sesuai untuk melawat Korea pada musim Luruh?”. Saya sudah melawat 2 kali ke Korea pada musim Luruh iaitu pada pertengahan November, di mana ianya jatuh pada akhir musim Luruh dan sangat hampir dengan musim Salji. Dedaunan berwarna kuning dan merah masih kelihatan cuma ianya tidak semekar ketika tarikh kemuncak musim Luruh iaitu pada pertengahan Oktober sehingga awal November. Pada keseluruhannya, musim Luruh jatuh pada pertengahan September sehingga pertengahan November. Saya amat sarankan korang pergi pada musim kemuncak. Tapi kalau korang nak merasai musim Salji, boleh tinggal sehingga pertengahan November. Seringkali salji pertama jatuh pada 16 November hingga 21 November 2018 di Seoul. Laman sesawang VisitKorea akan mengemaskini tarikh musim luruh apabila tiba masanya. Saya kongsikan tarikh kemuncak musim Luruh 2017 bersama gambar di bawah. Bila korang akan melawat ke Korea?

Lawat laman sesawang VisitKorea untuk maklumat lanjut!

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#36 고추/Gochu/ Chili / Cili

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고추/Gochu/ Chili / Cili

Anyone here likes to eat spicy food? You may know your chili well! Have you seen any Korean chili or taste one before? You may have eaten it when you eat Kimchi Jjigae or Tteokbokki. It tastes and smells amazing, right? Did you know that chili peppers have been introduced to East Asian in the early 16th century by Portuguese Traders? They brought it from the Americas. The first note about chili pepper was found in an encyclopedia published in 1614 known as the Collected Essays of Jibong. Chili pepper is pronounced as Gochu 고추.

Ada sesiapa minat makan makanan pedas? Korang mesti tau cili pilihan korang! Siapa pernah tengok atau merasai Cili Korea? Korang mesti pernah cuba kalau pernah makan Kimchi Jjigae atau Tteokbokki. Rasa dan baunya sangat menarik,kan? Cili diperkenalkan di Asia Timur oleh para pedagang portugis pada awal abad ke-16. Ianya dibawa daripada Amerika. Catatan pertama mengenai cili telah dijumpai di  dalam ensiklopedia yang diterbitkan pada tahun 1614 iaitu, Pengumpulan Karangan-karangan Jibong (the Collected Essays of Jibong). Orang Korea memanggil cili sebagai Gochu 고추.

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#35 Gyeran Bbang 계란빵/ Egg Bread / Roti Telur

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Gyeran Bbang 계란빵/ Egg Bread / Roti Telur

If you are desiring something hot during cold weather, you may want to hit over their street and find Gyerang Bbang 계란빵 (egg bread). It is one of the most popular Korean street food. You can find it almost anywhere in the street. They are made from flour, milk, vanilla extract, butter, and mozzarella cheese! It tastes sweet, fluffy, hot and steamy, which is great savory snack throughout Autumn, Winter, or Spring season! It is also listed as a halal or Muslim-Friendly food that you should try in Korea. It usually cost around ₩1,000 each. One of the places that you can find it is Myeongdong. Make sure to embed this as part of your mission or to-do-list during your visit to Korea!

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Gyeran Bbang 계란빵/ Egg Bread / Roti Telur

Kalau korang teringin nak makanan yang panas ketika cuaca sejuk, korang boleh jenguk atau singgah penjaja di tepi jalan di Korea dan cari Gyerang Bbang 계란빵 (Roti Telur). Ianya adalah makanan jalanan Korea yang popular. Ianya boleh didapati hampir di mana-mana kawasan penjaja. Gyeran bbang ini diperbuat daripada tepung, susu, ekstrak vanila, mentega, dan keju mozzarella! Korang boleh rasa manis, gebu, panas dan beruap, ketika menikmatinya. Oleh kerana itu, ianya adalah makanan yang digemari ramai sepanjang musim Luruh, Salji, dan musim Bunga! Ianya adalah tersenarai sebagai makanan halal atau mesra muslim yang patut dicuba di Korea! Kos untuk sebiji Gyerang Bbang ini dalam ₩1,000 setiap satu. Antara tempat yang korang boleh cuba dan dapatkan roti telur ni adalah di Myeongdong. Jangan lupa tau untuk masukkan ia di dalam misi atau jadual perjalanan korang!

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#34 Korean Pear / Buah Korea Pir

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Korean Pear/Asian Pear/ Shingo

This is known as Korean Pear or there are also known as Asian pear. The scientific name for it is, Pyrus pyrifolia which the pear tree is native in East Asia that blossom in Spring. In Korean, it is called Bae 배 (literally, pear). It is crispy, sweet, so juicy and watery. The size can be as big as your head! It is good to eat as it is or they will use it as a seasoning for food such as marinating meat or a salad. You can get it almost everywhere in the market in Korea. Try it fresh there!

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Ini adalah Buah Pir Korea atau juga lebih dikenali dengan nama Pir Asia, Nama saintifik untuk buah ini adalah Pyrus pyrifolia, kebanyakkanya ditemui di Asia Timur di mana pokoknya mengeluarkan bunga pada musim bunga. Ianya dipanggil Bae 배 dalam Bahasa Korea. Ianya ranggup, manis, sangat berjus dan berair. Saiznya agak besar dan ada juga yang sebulat muka orang! Ianya boleh dimakan begitu sahaja atau digunakan di dalam masakan sebagai perasa seperti perapan daging atau salad. Ianya boleh di dapati hampir di setiap pasar di Korea. Cubalah cari buah yang segar dan merasainya di Korea!

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#33 Mermaid of Jeju / Ikan Duyung Jeju

If you are visiting Jeju soon, you may want to know this beautiful fact about this Jeju’s Mermaid. Haenyeo is part of  UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list since 2016. Haenyeo 해녀 which literally means sea woman is a community of woman divers where you can find it in Jeju. The most amazing part is they dive without using any underwater diving equipment. They can dive down to 30 meters deep and hold their breath for over three minutes. Haenyeo’s harvest consists of abalone, conch, octopus, sea urchins, sea squirt, brown algae, top shell, a variety of sargassum, oysters, sea slugs etc. Why woman and not man conquer this profession? Before the 17th Century, diving was an exclusively male profession. But, due to too many men die man at the sea women took over this to support their family’s living. Another reason is, women have more subcutaneous fat and a higher shivering threshold than men, which make women can bear the cold more than men. In 2014, up to 98% of Haenyeo are over the age of 50. Find out more about their history at Jeju Haenyeo Museum (해녀박물관) located at 26, Haenyeobangmulgwan-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do. Admission ticket price as below:

  1. Adult (24 – 64 years old) – ₩1,100 (group: ₩800/pax)
  2. Youth (13- 24 years old) – ₩500 (group: ₩300/pax)

*Group: 10 or more people

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Those images are taken from Google Image and full credits are given to the owner.

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Kalau korang bakal melawat Jeju, mungkin korang nak tahu lebih tentang fakta menarik mengenai Ikan Duyung Jeju. Haenyeo adalah sebahagian daripada senarai UNESCO Warisan Budaya Bukan Benda semenjak tahun 2016. Haenyeo 해녀 secara harfiahnya bermaksud perempuan laut, adalah satu komuniti penyelam wanita yang boleh didapati di Jeju. Mereka adalah sangat istimewa kerana mampu menyelam tanpa sebarang peralatan menyelam. Percaya atau tidak, mereka mampu menyelam sedalam 30 meter dan menahan nafas sehingga 3 minit. Kebanyakannya, mereka akan membawa pulang abalon, sotong kurita, landak laut, sotong, rumpai laut, dan pelbagai lagi. Mengapa perempuan yang menguasai bidang ini dan bukan para lelaki? Sebelum abad ke-17, bidang ini adalah hak mutlak bagi kaum lelaki. Akan tetapi, akibat terlampau banyak kematian penyelam lelaki di dalam laut memaksa para wanita mengambil alih bidang kerjaya ini demi menjaga periuk nasi keluarga mereka. Antara faktor lain juga adalah kerana para wanita mempunyai lebih lapisan lemak di bawah kulit dan juga tahap ketahan menggigil lebih tinggi berbanding lelaki, justeru membuatkan wanita lebih kuat menghadapi kesejukan. Sehingga tahun 2014, lebih 98% Haenyeo adalah wanita yang berumur 50 tahun ke atas. Nak tau lebih lanjut mengenai sejarah haenyeo? Lawati Jeju Haenyeo Museum (해녀박물관) yang terletak di 26, Haenyeobangmulgwan-gil, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do. Harga tiket adalah seperti berikut:

  1. Dewasa ( 24 – 64 tahun) – ₩1,100 (berkumpulan: ₩800/pax)
  2. Belia  (13- 24 tahun) – ₩500 (berkumpulan: ₩300/pax)

*Berkumpulan – 10 orang atau lebih.

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#32 The Name of Seoul / Nama Seoul

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Who is flying to Seoul soon? Have you ever wondered what does Seoul mean? It is History time! Let’s learn the history of Seoul before you enjoyed your trip there. As I mentioned in my previous post (read here), Seoul is the capital city of Korea that witnessed the long history of the ups and downs of the country. Seoul 서울 derived from the Korean word meaning, the capital city. The name changes from one era to another era. It started in Baekje era where it was called as Wiryeseong 위례성, later it was known as Namgyeong남경, in the Goryeo era. When the Joseon era took over, it changed to Hanseong 한성 or Hanyang 한양. Japanese invaded Korea in 1910-1945, during that period the Japanese named the capital city as Keijou けいじょう or Gyeongseong 경성 (same hanja: 京城). The name of Seoul has been used as early in 1882 together at times concurrently with other names. Now, you know a bit of history of this city. Welcome to Seoul and enjoy your trip!

Siapa yang akan terbang ke Seoul? Pernah tak korang tertanya-tanya mengenai maksud nama Seoul? Jom kita belajar sedikit sejarah disebalik nama ini sebelum korang sampai di sana. Sebagaimana yang telah saya kongsikan di post saya sebelum ini (baca di sini) Seoul 서울 adalah pusat bandar yang telah menyaksikan naik turun sejarah negara Korea. Seoul bermaksud pusat bandar atau ibu negara. Namanya berubah dari satu era ke satu era yang lain. Ianya bermula pada era Baekje di mana ianya dipanggil sebagai Wiryeseong 위례성. Kemudian, pada era Goryeo, ianya dikenali sebagai Namgyeong남경. Apabila Dinasti Joseon mengambil alih, nama pusat ini ditukar kepada  Hanseong 한성 atau Hanyang 한양. Pada tahun 1910 -1945, Kerajaan Jepun telah menakluk Korea dan telah menggantikan nama Seoul sebagai Keijou けいじょう atau Gyeongseong 경성 ( hanja: 京城). Penggunaan nama Seoul telah digunakan semenjak tahun 1882 bersama-sama dengan nama yang telah diberikan. Sekarang anda dah tau serba sedikit sejarah bandar yang korang akan jejaki. Selamat datang ke Seoul!

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#31 Binggrae Banana Milk/ Susu Pisang Binggrae

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Variety flavors of Binggrae Banana Milk 바나나맛 우유

There are drinks that you must try when you are in Korea. One of those drinks is, Binggrae Banana Milk 바나나맛 우유(banana-mat uyu, literally banana flavor milk) or maybe you’ve heard some of your friends called it Banana uyu. You can get it at all convenient stores such as Familymart, GS 25, 7-Eleven, Lotte Mart, and more from ₩1,300 +-. You can get it in a bundle at Lotte Department Store at a cheaper price. It comes in different flavors such as Melon, Strawberry, Coffee, and sometimes limited edition flavors. It is certified halal. I had it when it was late at night after arrived at my guesthouse. I bought it at the 7-Eleven and drank it when the surrounding temperature was around 3°C. That was the best taste I ever had! What about your experience?

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Binggrae Banana Milk 바나나맛 우유

Ada beberapa makanan dan minuman yang korang mesti cuba bila ada dekat Korea. Salah satunya adalah, Susu Pisang Binggrae 바나나맛 우유(banana-mat uyu, yang bermaksud susu berperisa pisang), atau korang mungkin pernah mendengar ianya dipanggil Banana Uyu. Susu ini boleh didapati disemua cawangan kedai serbaneka seperti Familymart, GS 25, 7-Eleven, Lotte Mart, dan pelbagai lagi dengan harga ₩1,300 +-. Korang juga boleh membelinya di Lotte Department Store dengan harga yang lebih murah apabila dibeli dalam pukal. Ianya terdapat dalam pelbagai perisa seperti Melon, Strawberi, Kopi, dan juga perisa edisi terhad. Syarikat Binggrae telah menerima sijil halal. Saya masih ingat pertama kali saya membelinya di kedai 7-Eleven pada waktu malam setelah sampai di rumah tumpangan dengan suhu sekeliling dalam 3°C. Ianya adalah rasa yang terbaik pernah saya cuba! Bagaimana pengalaman korang pula?

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Binggrae Banana Milk 바나나맛 우유

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My itinerary to Korea! Itinerary ke Korea! – 2nd Day @ Busan: Haeundae Beach +Gamcheon Culture Village +Taejongdae

Hi, I am back to tell you more about my itinerary to Korea! Welcome to my second part of the blog, where I will share with you on my second day in Busan. If you missed out my First Day, read it here: My itinerary to Korea! Itinerary ke Korea! – First Day @ Busan from Seoul. 

After a long day, we tried to wake up at 6 am and set our alarm for the next morning. But you know. It never easy if you are a morning person. Haha! Thus, we woke up around 7.30 am and had our breakfast at the guesthouse. The guesthouse provides eggs, cereals, bread, milk, coffees, and teas. We had an omelet. Farhana cooked it. Thank you, friend! I didn’t take any photos since we are kinda busy to hold a phone and snap. 😛

But, we did take our #OOTD before we head off to our next destination. This was taken in front of the guesthouse area. The weather was nice and I am always a fan of autumn temperature around 14-18°C / 57.2 – 64.4 Fahrenheit. 

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Our first destination for the day was Haeundae Beach. We headed to Busan Station and changed our Busan Metro Line FREE ticket that we got from The Korea Tourism Organization Malaysia. You can redeem vouchers and free gifts such as T-Money card. You can do it so via online or visit them at Menara Hap Seng, KL. Find out more on how you can redeem it by clicking here.

You can redeem it at the Busan Tourism Organization. You can ask the information counter at the Busan Station because the office is somewhere in the corner that you may not be able to see it. But, it is not far from the counter. Unfortunately,  I do not take the photo of the ticket. But, this is how it looks like without the ticket. It has an amount of ₩5,000. Once the amount is fully redeemed, it will not be returned back to you. So, do take a photo of it before you ended up like me. 😦

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From Busan Station, we took a train to Haeundae Station. You can refer the map for which Line should you take to reach your destination. Busan Station is in Line 1. We changed station at Seomyeon Station to get to Line 2 for Haeundae Station.

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Voila! We arrived at Haeundae Station. Take the Exit 5 because it is really near to the beach. We had a long walk because we took the Exit 2 and it took about 10-15 minutes to reach the beach. Yes, we lost. But we survived.

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The reason why I would like to visit Haeundae Beach because of ‘2 Days 1 Night’ (1박 2일) show. If you are a vivid fan of this show, you will know that they always put themselves in the water/swim during cold seasons. Also, the beach is also a famous tourist place to visit during Summer. There is nothing to explore during my visit there. It would be a perfect time to smell the fresh beach aroma and taking a photo! Oh, the best part during this time, Taeyang from BIGBANG was also nearby! He uploaded his Instastory from his hotel nearby the beach. He and I breathe the same air!!! 😀

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Haeundae Beach –  I think Taeyang stayed at the hotel which you can see from this photo.
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These pigeons didn’t give a damn of a human presence. They will just walk away instead of flying.
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Haeundae Beach
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Later, we moved to the next destination which is Haeundae Traditional Market. It is about 10 mins walk from the beach. You can find cooking ingredients and street food. Farhana bought herself ingredients for Kimchi Jiggae such as anchovies, dried seafood, pepper flakes, and more. The price is cheaper compared to the market in Malaysia. If you fly with AirAsia, make sure to put those items into the luggage. There was no problem for us to bring back those items to Malaysia.

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Haeundae Traditional Market / 부산 해운대전통시장
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Haeundae Traditional Market / 부산 해운대전통시장

Afterward, we headed to Busan Seobu Intercity Bus Terminal (부산서부시외버스터미널) which located at Sasang Station. We bought our bus tickets to Jeonju here. From Haeundae Station (Line 2), we took a straight train to Sasang station (Line 2). You can choose Exit 3 or Exit 5.  If you saw a Burger King or 8° Shop, you are in the correct direction. The Bus Terminal would be on your left. The ticketing counter is inside this building.

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Busan Seobu Intercity Bus Terminal 
(부산서부시외버스터미널)

When you find the counter, ask the cashier about 직행 (jik-haeng / Express) ticket. It is the express bus that goes directly to the destination without multi-stops. The ticket price is ₩11,000 per pax from Busan to Jeonju. I read from other blogs that seat availability may be less if you are traveling on the weekend. Do book your ticket early to avoid any circumstances. We bought our ticket on Thursday and we travel on the next day, 9 November 2017. I tried to find if there is a way for us to buy online but I couldn’t find it anywhere. But, I guess it is much secure to purchase it at the counter because we didn’t familiar with how the process would be later for confirmation, redeem, and so on. Different countries would probably have different procedures.

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Busan to Jeonju bus tickets

It’s time for lunch! It would be difficult for me to find halal Korean restaurants in Busan. Thus, I found out from SweetandtastyTV channel in Youtube about Dajeon 다전, a vegetarian restaurant that cooks Korean cuisine. I shared my experience about this restaurant here: #22 Muslims-Friendly Food @ Busan / Makanan Mesra Muslim di Busan. Go and check out my writing about their meals that we tried. I highly recommend my vegetarian friends and Muslims to try it. You can also watch Miss Mina’s video here.

After that satisfying meal we had, we made a move to Gamcheon Culture Village 감천문화마을. We took a bus to go there. You may rely on the Google Maps app to find the fastest option to go to your next destination from your current place. It is much simpler to plan. If you lost, just look for bus numbered 2-2. That bus headed to the Gamcheon Culture Village. If you are not sure where to drop, do ask the bus driver nicely. He will tell you exact point to stop. 🙂

This place would be a great place for taking great photos or Instagramable. There is also a market for you to visit. Gamcheon Culture Village is popular for its murals and arts. I shared the history of this village that you might be interested to know for. Read here: #12 Gamcheon Culture Village / Kampung Budaya Gamcheon.

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Gamcheon Culture Village 감천문화마을

We didn’t spend much time here because we were rushing for Taejongdae. Farhana was so eager to eat grilled clams there. Have you heard about it? That is the place that you must visit when you come to Busan!

How to go to Taejongdae? You can stop at Nampo Station and take Exit 6. You will need to take a bus (numbered: 8, 30, 66, or 88) from there to Taejongdae. It will take around 40 minutes to 50 minutes to arrive. From the last station, you will need to walk to the stalls. It’s already dark when we arrived. We crossed a small path leading to the place. Once you saw tents or stalls, you are in the right place. We chose to dine at Chungbokjib Nunaya 춯북집 누나야. I read it from some blogs and this stall was featured in 2 Days 1 Night show. 🙂 There are also other stalls that you can try too.

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Chungbokjib Nunaya 춯북집 누나야
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Chungbokjib Nunaya 춯북집 누나야 – Menu

We ordered the small set of grilled clams 조개구이 (₩40,000) and fried rice 볶음밥 (₩2,000). The perks when dining in at any Korean restaurants in Korea, they will serve you free drinking water. Unless you would like to drink beer or soft drinks. My favorite water IS drinking water! Hahaha! Too bad we did not order abalone. We were too full.

It is a nice experience and a meal for us that night. How to go back to the guesthouse from Taejongdae? You will have to walk using the same path you come to. There will be a bus station. Choose the bus that will head over to your area. Mine would be easier because our guesthouse is nearby Busan Station.

That’s all for Day-2! We were packing our luggage because we will be heading to Jeonju the next day.

If you want to skip my article, I am sharing with you my full itinerary to Korea here: https://travefy.com/trip/gdrx2kwxyjfk7uyxjdrq6jtxujrc2

I have included all the information from the first day until the end of my trip on the itinerary. Have fun treasure it! You can also create your own itinerary using the Travefy website. It is super easy and very helpful to use during your trip. Just click and voila! It is also can be browsed using the mobile browser.

Please let me know if it is helpful! I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Find activities that you can do in Busan by visiting Klook website. Click here to reveal the page.

#30 Ginkgo Tree / Pokok Ginkgo

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Jeonju

Do you still remember your first experience with this tree? I still remember when I first saw this tree on my first Korea visit in Autumn 2016, I was really stunned to watch the very bright yellow color leaves on the tree and also on the street since it was my first Autumn experience. It looked so beautiful and at the same time, smelly. A beauty comes with a price. I was thinking where was this smell coming from and turned out it was from the leaves. So, do not panic when you smell something smelly along the road. This is a Gingko Tree or known as eunhaeng 은행 in Korean, while the scientific name is Ginkgo biloba. The female trees can produce nuts. It can be used for cooking and believed has health benefits. One of the best areas that you can take a good bright yellow photo is Nami Island. Autumn is the best season for you to experience this!

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Saya masih ingat lagi ketika pertama kali saya menjejakkan kaki pada musim Luruh di Korea pada tahun 2016, saya terpukau melihat pokok yang mempunyai daun berwarna kuning terang dan bertaburan di tanah. Ianya sebuah pemandangan yang sangat cantik dan pada masanya berbau. Pada awalnya, saya agak terkejut juga sebab terbau sesuatu yang agak kurang menyenangkan. Adakah saya terpijak sesuatu? Jadi, jangan panik ya, kawan-kawan. Pokok ini memang mempunyai bau yang sedemikian. Ianya digelar Pokok Ginkgo atau eunhaeng 은행 di dalam Bahasa Korea. Manakala, nama saintifiknya adalah Ginkgo biloba. Pokok betina menghasilkan kekacang. Ianya digunakan di dalam masakan dan dipercayai mempunyai khasiat kesihatan yang berguna. Salah satu kawasan yang yang terbaik untuk bergambar bersama pokok dan dedaunan yang kuning ini adalah di Pulau Nami. Musim Luruh adalah musim yang terbaik untuk korang merasai pengalaman ini! Korang masih ingat pengalaman pertama korang dengan pokok ini?

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