Busan, South Korea
Dohee, 25
Textile Designer
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a student who majoring Textile design. I'm especially interested in printing design, It is so fun that all the things in life can be patterns.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

When I'm broken hearted, I do listen 'Heavy metal'. When I am exposed in heavy noise, I feel peaceful. I would choose 'Saku' or 'The Final' by Dir En Grey. In the other hand, I also choose silent music like 'All Alright' by Sigure Ros, 'Electro Shock Blues' by Eels.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

' How I met your mother ' , I watched this TV shows over and over again for almost 3 years to study English, but It doesn't makes me getting bored.

Name some spots in Busan that are good for a Tinder date.

I recommend that you go to cafe near by Gwangalli Beach. There are so many good places in Busan, so you can see some places in my map.

Who’s your hero and where in Busan would you take them out for a serious hang?

My boyfriend, If I take him out for a serious hang, I'll take him to Park hyatt hotel bar.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I'm a big fan of vintage clothes. so I usually get them at vintage shop. You can find many vintage stuff at Vintage street near by Nampodong Gukje Market. The most favorite shop is 'Found Vintage' close to Busan National University.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Nampodong in Christmas. The place is so crowded.

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Busan and where did you get it?

I went a restaurant where sell Korean-style raw beef, They served beef tongue and that was most extreme dish I ever ate in Busan.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Busan that you particularly like?

I really like '사월 그날' in Seomyeon. You may feel that the place is just a restaurant, but in Korea, We usually drink alchol with various foods. I really like the chicken cream stew (치킨크림스튜) with beer and soju.

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Busan? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

Actually, I have never been 'expensive' hotel / spa, but I recommend 'Park Hyatt Busan Hotel'. It costs $ 300-400 per day. You can use a swimming pool , and they have good restaurant and bar. Kitchen Dongbaek ( 키친 동백 ) was a good restaurant I have ever been before. It costs $50 -100 per one person. You can see whole Haeundae ocean as well.

What restaurant in Busan looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Ja jang myeon at Rak'N wok Chinese restaurant.

Where can you get the best cocktail in Busan? Which one do you like?

At Park hayatt hotel bar. Everything was good.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

I even saw Korean snack at Montreal’s subway staiton. So I’m not sure you can only find the snack in Korea.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Busan?

Haeundae Beach

Tomorrow’s your last day in Busan. How do you spend it?

I'll spend time as usual, I'll have good sashimi and beer with my friends and coin karaoke ( noraebang )

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