My final stop in Korea would be the city of Busan. I had visited the city previously in 2017 and for my 2019 journey I would be staying in the same Airbnb apartment as my first trip. The apartment was a short distance from the Yeonsan metro station, which is right around the geographic center of Busan. It has three separate beds and is normally best suited for families or groups of travelers but for my four nights in Busan I would have the apartment all to myself. It was definitely a splurge compared to most of my other accommodations during the 2019 trip but since it was in Korea it wasn’t actually all that expensive. A set of exterior stairs led up to the roof of the apartment. Up there was a handy clothesline that I used for laundry as well as a nice view of the surrounding area.
The neighborhood around the apartment doesn’t have anything to offer in terms of tourist attractions and I don’t remember seeing any other Westerners during my time there. I’m sure there are some foreigners who live in this part of Busan but it really felt like I was the only one whenever I was walking around near the apartment. In the morning on my first full day I paid a visit to the one of the local markets before starting my sightseeing. This one was selling mostly seafood, produce and dried goods. I didn’t buy anything that morning but some of the stuff there caught my eye and I made a mental note to come back on another day.
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