Monday, December 28, 2009


My family and I took the KTX this morning from Seoul Station to Busan. The high-speed rail system has a top speed of over 200 mph, and the entire trip took only three hours.

Busan is South Korea's second largest city and the fifth largest port in the world. It is also home to Shinsegae Centum City, registered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest department store in the world. Busan is also famous for its beaches, seafood, and the Pusan International Film Festival (largest in Asia).

Haedong Yonggung Temple

Haeundae Beach

Nurimaru APEC House
(location of 2005 APEC Conference)