Last weekend I went to Daejeo Ecological Site which sounds like a snore, but it was one of the most beautiful.. backdrops for an Instagram photo everrrrr. How much do you hate me for saying that? Heh heh. But seriously, with 760,000 square meters of garden and lush mountains in the background, it was incredibly scenic (smelt great too!).
Also, it was some kind of wonderful being on the subway going there since it took you right over the garden. I saw the yellow blooms, mountains and river all in one shot. My mouth dropped when the subway car came out from the dark tunnel and into what seemed like a Tom Thomson painting. It was unexpected so I wasn’t prepared with my camera, you’ll just have to believe me on this one.
I also took a photo of funky tree.. bamboo.. things. This was also at the ecological site. Everything was green and vibrant there. I want to go back! It’s too bad the flowers are only in full bloom in mid-April so, if you missed out you must put it on your to-do list for next year.
The next day I went to Haedong Yonggung Temple, Busan’s most famous temple located on the shoreline. The temple is gorgeous, and was one of the first photos I saw of Busan that made me instantly fall in love with the city. The temple was built in 1376 and features colourful architecture, large gold statues and steep twisted-ankle-waiting-to-happen steps (be careful!). If you go to the temple, plan on spending the entire day. There are markets and a beautiful boardwalk just outside the temple you’ll likely want to explore.
My friend Leni and I went together to the temple and found our way onto the boardwalk. The view was wonderful, and the waves that hit the rigid rocks were huge! I didn’t capture the epic-ness that were the waves in the photo below so, you’ll just have to believe me on this one too. 😉
Oh right, I didn’t tell you but.. I WENT TO THE HOSPITAL LAST WEEK! Yup. I made my first (and hopefully last) visit to a hospital in South Korea because my stomach went into shock. What does that even mean? Found out in my vlog below: