My friend, Annie, and I spent a weekend in Busan. While there, we decided to try some 낙지 (nakji)! 낙지 is a small live octopus. When it is ordered the chiefs take a small octopus out of the fish tank, chop off its legs, sprinkle some oil on top, and then serve it to the customers immediately. When you ask for raw octopus…you can’t get any more raw than this!
It was such a great experience. I could feel the legs sucking to my tongue, teeth, and cheeks! It was also pretty tasty! 🙂
It is not uncommon to see stacks of stones or pebbles while hiking in South Korea. They are usually everywhere! Every time you add a stone or pebble you are asking for good fortune. I like to think of it as Korea’s version of the wishing well. 😉
The following video is of Beomeosa Temple in Busan, South Korea! This temple is one of the three largest temples in the Young Nam province in Busan. It was built in 678 with an intention to realize the purpose of HwaEom, a Korean monastery that pursues a life full of happiness and generosity.
My cogitation about my experience in Busan will be coming soon, so in the mean time I hope you enjoy this video! 🙂