Monday, 8 July 2013

Our Weekend: Pirates, prehistoric walks and Jurassic Park

Friday evening we ventured to one of Nick's favourite restaurants in PNU which he has suitably named the pirate bar. It's a tiny hodge podge of lots of different dimly-lit small buildings that surround a courtyard with the sound of water trickling by. The trees are overgrown and hang over you while you stuff your face with delicious pajeon and makeolli. It also helped that their used to be an endearingly grumpy old man that used to work there, but apparently he is ill at the moment so has moved out to the country to get some fresh air. I hope he gets better soon!

Following that we went to watch Dan do his stand up comedy, and I was in bed by 1:30 having popped into Basement to dance with Katie's friend who was visiting from England.

We got up bright and early on Saturday morning and headed to Beomosa Temple in the North of Busan. This is one of Busan's most well-known temples, perhaps because of the enormity of it, or maybe because it does special tours where you can stay over night and experience life in a buddhist temple.

It was unbelievably humid and there was lots of building work going on, so we didn't really spend as much time as we could have wandering around. Although we spent a bit of time walking through the prehistoric hibiscus trail (according to the signs) that they have within the temple grounds.

We rushed back down the mountain to get to Seomyeon just in time to catch Jurassic Park in 3D on the IMAX screen. Unfortunately my glasses were broken so I had to spend most of the film holding them to my face, but I did enjoy seeing it again, not sure if 3D added too much to the film though.

After some Jeju pig BBQ, i went home for a nap and ventured out later to meet yet more of Katie's friends from home on Gwangalli beach. We headed for a late dinner and then got home for about two.

Feeling lazy on Sunday morning we strolled into Nampo and went bowling. Unfortunately I turned out to be rubbish at it. It seems that the harder I try, the worse I get, so I decided to call it quits after two games, but the others carried on for yet another.

Only two weeks and two days until I'm free for a week and a half. I've already started having bad dreams about Summer camp, but the fretting about that can wait until I get back from Kuala Lumpur! Exciting!

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