A taste of the Busan nightlife

Last night on Haeundae beach,  started with me setting off some fireworks.  I stood, with giant sand sculptures behind me, on the beach and lit a rod of fireworks and they shot out over the East Sea.

That was pretty cool.  From there we headed to the 14th floor Rock and Roll bar, which is a bar which sits on the top floor of a 14 story tower overlooking the beach.  I was somewhat dissappointed that in a club called the Rock and Roll bar, they only played a mix of pop music and hip-hop.   They did however make an excellent gin and tonic for 5,000 Won so not all was lost.

Somewhere in this time I had to go get cash but all the major banks had closed up.  This normally wouldn’t be a big deal many conveniant stores have twenty-four hour ATMs.  I walked to three broken ones before I finally found a machine which would dispense with some cash.    Just at the point where I was starting to feel really dumb.

After about 90 minutes there, we set out for a norae bang.  We spent about two hours there.  Ordered some food–a french fry platter with pat bing su (an ice, beans, fruit and cream mix)  It was pretty good–and the singing was fun as it always is.  I  sang a very well timed version of Obladi Oblida among many other things.

About 3:30 in the morning we rolled back into our hostel, we were very tired, we were very merry.

All in all, it had a very different feel than the nightlife district we were on Saturday.  That was much more Korean, whereas Haeundae had a lot more foreigners.  Also Saturday’s was spread out and seemed to be very mixed.  Haeundae seemed very concentrated along the strip.

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About Andrew Martin
Hello, I'm a 31 year old educator. I've spent a few years abroad before coming back to the states this year. I'm a man of many interests, and I use seoulbound as my place for talking about them.

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