Friday, April 28, 2017

Busan 2017 - Day 10 Our Last Day in South Korea

Our last day to hunt for more cherry blossom and a list of places was laid out to visit. From Busan Station we took a train to Pukyong University Station for Igidae Park as our first itinerary of the day.
The surrounding of the university is scenic we were greeted with the lovely flowers and traffic was relax on a Sunday morning. We had to look for breakfast before we could go any further. We seems looking lost in the inner neighbourhood and thank goodness a Good Samaritan stopped by and offered us help.
Mr. Beh, an ex-service man is so friendly who came to our rescue. He recommended a local eatery shop which apparently has never had any foreigner customers before. Mr. Beh left us in the eatery shop, we were in the dark as to what we will be eating, communication was just totally difficult. We could only pray for the best.
We were anxious in the beginning but after a while everything seems to go on well. Two friendly customers offered us a traditional drink, "makgeolli" to try (something like Malaysian toddy). I love to try it again and hopefully I can find it in Malaysia.
The breakfast turned to be gorgeous, the broth was absolutely delicious. We survived the anxiety and walk out of the shop with full satisfaction. Mr. Beh then came back and offered to show us around as it was free.
The sole lady boss became friendly and generous, she gave us free cans of soft drinks after our meals.
We delighted to have a wonderful local tourist guide to lead us.
He took us through narrow roads with lesser vehicles as the local would normally do everyday.
Igidae Park where we did not indulge in the scenic trail walk but just to have a brief view from the starting point as we were told that there isn't much to see if we were looking for cherry blossom.

Let's get up higher for a better view at Igidae Park.
After a short while at Igidae Park, Mr. Beh headed to Namcheon-dong. 
The trail was easy and nice to ride on, everywhere were not far apart. For once, I am relieved from leading the group and rested from monitoring the Oregon. 
Namcheon-dong Cherry Blossom Road located at GPS: 35.14348, 129.11021, of course we were filled with excitement upon seeing the beautiful street full of the cherry blossom.
Shortly after finishing the street at Namcheon-dong we were at Gwangalli Beach, a beautiful clean beach popular among the youngsters and filled with romantic restaurants and cafes.
Thank you Mr. Beh for your kind hospitality, we wish good luck in his retirement and hope we can meet again in the future.
Now we were on our own and our next place was Oncheon Stream Park where we have to connect ourselves to Dongnae Station.
A quick bite at the roadside shops outside Dongnae Station before we made our way into the park. Oncheon Stream Park is located at GPS: 35.20098, 129.0791
This stream park is full of colour and crowded with people, it is truly lively and exciting.
We had a good time blending ourselves with the people and the atmosphere. 
We were at the lower part by the stream and later on to the upper part cycling along the trees full of cherry blossom.
Oncheon Stream Park is a must-see spot at any time of the year and it comes to life in spring.

So much of cherry blossom and we have to leave Oncheon Stream Park.
Everyone of us love this seed pancake, I went for a second helping because it's so yummy. Now that I am back in Malaysia and drooling as I am thinking of it.
Parking our iron horses at the entrance of the Busan International Film Festival site while the ladies went shopping.
At the famous 40 Steps Street remembering the Korean War. Busan was the place of refuge where the Koreans fled to escape the brutal war from fighting and in the hope to meet relatives or friends.
After 10 days in the Republic of Korea or better known as South Korea, we were on our way back to Malaysia at Busan International Airport. It has been a great and memorable trip. We hope to be back for more adventure in the near future.
A video clip of the Day 10

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