I haven't gotten my nails done in forever and I remembered passing this huge nail salon in Apgujeong Rodeo that looked really nice. Apgujeong Rodeo is the Korean version of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. I don't see a resemblance but the expensive boutiques and fancy cars definitely give it that feeling. I decided to dedicate my Saturday to pampering myself. Koreans don't really do real pedicures where they actually scrub your feet, most places a pedicure is just applying nail polish. I've wanted to visit Dashing Diva since I passed it last year but just never did.
I have been waiting to visit the Haedong Yonggunsa Temple. I've seen so many pictures of this place and it looks so beautiful. I am so happy I finally got to visit here. It sucks because on the way here there was a lot of traffic and it took us longer than expected to get there so we only had 20 minutes to look around the temple. But I was able to get the gist of the temple. Enjoy!
The next stop was Oryuk. Oryukdo is a group of islands in Nam-gu, Busan. You have to take a ferry to get on Oryukdo. Depending or the day you can see 5 (o) or 6 (yuk) islands, which is where the origin of the name came from. Oryuk has beautiful views of the coastline and islands. The wind is very brisk and it is a lot colder around here.
The next day we were taking a tour bus to go to a couple different sights that were harder to get to with our tour group. The first stop was Eulsukdo which is a Bird Estuary. Eulsukdo is a huge wetland where lots of migratory birds, deer, fish and other animals live. They have eco tours for tourists and educate the public about the estuary.
Next was Haeundae beach. I always saw pictures on instagram of people frolicking at the beach, the pictures actually reminded me of Miami beach with all the umbrellas and crowds of people. the sand was so soft it was really nice. Some of the other beaches I have been to in Korea have too many large rocks or were empty so it didn't feel like I was actually at a beach. By the time we got there it was dark, so I got some really nice night shots. I'm starting to love night shots, they always turn out so beautiful.
After wandering around Gamcheon village we headed to Jagalchi Market. Jagalchi Market is the largest fish market in Korea. Most fish markets are run by Ajummas (old Korean women) since the Korean war. Here you can buy fish and other seafood from wholesalers. Or you can just be a tourist like we were and walk around the market looking at all the weird seafood.
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