One of my favorite things to do in Busan is to ride a small boat at Taejongdae (태종대). The ride doesn’t take more than an hour, but it’s so much fun on a clear day. We went at the end of September and saw dolphins last time.
I recommend exiting Nampo-dong Station (남포역), exit 6. Then, take local city bus #8, #30, #88, or #101, and get off at Taejongdae Terminal. This is approximately a 30 minute ride.
Keep your eyes open for any signs stating “Taejongdae Gonpo Cruise Boat.”
At the park, eat grilled eel or buttered clams that can be cooked outside, overlooking the beach.
Afterward, buses #88 and #101 are a 50 minute ride to Busan Station (부산역).
I think the coldest I’ve ever been in Korea was on the rocks of Taejongdae, and I’m quite surprised I didn’t get sick. Still a really beautiful place with commanding views of the ships coming into port at Busan.
If they ever made a movie of my life, I hope they would include this day. This day would be one of my favorite days in Busan. We didn’t do anything extravagant or crazy. Markus and I just spent the day exploring and talking. Adventures don’t always have to be daring. They can be simple moments as well. They can be moments that you always want to remember. Moments that you want to tell your children.
I would say to my child, “This day, I fell in love with your father all over again.” When they ask me why, I would say, “Because I realized that every day with him is an adventure, being his wife is my greatest adventure.”