I went to Busan for the weekend, and it was amazing. Though I don’t normally enjoy tour groups, WinK did a great job of letting us explore by ourselves, while still guiding us to the main attractions.
This trip was to go celebrate the Holi Hai. And it was a blast.
Busan itself seems to be a really nice place. I stayed on the beach for the most part (Oh how I missed the beach), so I didn’t see much of the city itself, but I can say that the night life is good.
It was excellent timing, since the cherry blossoms just started blooming. There is a long street lined by cherry trees, and it is quite a sight to see.
It’s like this on both sides
It was a little bit chilly still, but nice enough to walk barefoot in the sand. So I took the obligatory beach photo. Of my feet. Just to prove that I waded in the water. Since I know that everyone loves looking at feet.
Yay feet! I even prettied up my toenails for the occasion.
We went to both famous beaches, and they were both great.
So that was basically the first day.
The second day brought the main attraction.
Throwing paint at everyone and dancing on the beach. What a great way to celebrate colour, love and peace.
My shirt says thanks – for throwing paint at me! 😀
There were around 500 people there, and most of them were foreigners. Lots of Indians (obviously), but also a lot of expats. I think it’s a shame that so few Korean people join in. Actually, most of them stared as if unsure how to react, or took pictures.
And the Indian restaurant we tried to get into didn’t let us in because we were covered in Holi paint.
This isn’t actually my photo. It’s from WinK.
The paint (which is scented) definitely irritated my skin though, and I had to wash it off relatively soon after the festivities started.
But it was definitely worth the trip, and 5 hour bus rides. I met some awesome people, and had a blast. I can’t wait until my next trip! Or for warmer weather so that I can go back to Busan and be a beach bum for a day.