The Weekend on Wednesday

Halfway there folks, it’s finally Wednesday! Although, that said, it’s also already Wednesday and it’s taken me until now to get myself in gear to post the pictures from last weekend’s adventure.

Having had a lazy Saturday going to the “pictures”, as they say in dear old Ireland, to see Gone Girl, we decided to use Sunday to visit the Children’s park for the first time, as we mistook the Citizen’s park for it last time (here’s the scoop on that).

Front Gate

“Reports show Rubik’s Cubes, Hello Kitty, Pooh Bear and Disney are among the best-selling toys. Which should we use in the statue ma’am?” “Yes!”

The park itself is enormous, and there’s even a zoo (or a jew if you ask any of my students) and an amusement park, as well as beautiful trails through the forest. Deciding the zoo was too expensive (at 19,000 SKW each) we decided to stroll around the park instead. The trails aren’t too taxing, due to the fact that they are paved, although there are steep patches.

They say that gate takes you to an underground cave, from where only the pure of heart can return. Maybe. Ok they don't say that, but they should.

They say that gate takes you to an underground cave, from where only the pure of heart can return. Maybe. Ok they don’t say that, but they should.

It is always astonishing to me when there is such abundant nature in what is basically the center of the city, especially with Seomyeon being one of the hubs of Busan. I guess the mountainous nature of Korea allows for the hiding of parks in the folds of the land, like emergency currency tucked between the folds of the mattress.

This is the view from the top of the last of three dams built to make the lakes. You can see the city rise on another hill in the distance.

This is the view from the top of the last of three dams built to make the lakes. You can see the city rise on another hill in the distance.

After a hectic week of work, and the large caramel popcorn I basically inhaled at the cinema, this walk definitely was just what the doctor ordered last Sunday! Now  though, it’s downhill for the rest of this week and with the GAA awards dinner on Saturday, it’s looking to be a great weekend!

P.S. Here are the rest of the photos I took, minus the bloopers! Also, for those of you looking for directions, you take the subway to Seomyeon then, exiting through gate 2 head about 200m to the bus stop and take the bus 63, 81, 83-1, 133, or even the 54. Couldn’t be simpler!

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