Today was another day of travel but thankfully it was just an hour drive. We drove to the city of Busan which is on the ocean. It is right on the Sea of Japan or the East Sea. It is absolutely beautiful! We first stopped at a lookout tower to see the city.
We then stopped at a local fish market. It was quite the culture shock for some of our families! I had seen markets like this during my time in China, but many of our families had not. I always love seeing others reactions!
We then made a stop at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in memory of those who died in the Korean War. It was really something. Unfortunately it rained all day today and so it just a quick stop. There was so much to see but since we were huddled under umbrellas, we didn't see a lot of it.
The Wall of Remembrance.
It was then time to head to our hotel and check in. After another long day of sight-seeing, everyone was ready for some down time. Our hotel is right on the beach and it is beautiful! It has been several years since I have been to the beach so it is a nice treat, even if just for a day. Since it was still raining, I spent most of my evening relaxing and reading. After our intense schedule, it has been a much needed break!
Tomorrow is a free day and I plan on sitting at the beach and reading. Sounds heavenly to me! We will meet up with the group for dinner and then Thursday morning we are taking the high speed train back to Seoul for our final few days in Korea.