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Texas Street, close to the dockyards. This "former" red light district (and I know what you're thinking, and the answer is NO) is now the home of the Russian expatriate community. There are many cafes and food stores with names like "Cafe Amur" and "Sobranye". I walked through here once in an early morning. My roomate Andrew and I have been tempted to go down here and try to practice our Russian, but the place has a reputation of being dangerous.


And now that I think of it, walking through there in the early morning was kinda dumb too....








Pusan Municipal Museum. Pusan's history goes back over 2000 years. There is everything here from Neolithic stone tools and pottery to 15th century 'machine guns' to modern celadon pottery. Too bad I wasn't allowed to take any photos inside....














Pomosa Temple. Two teachers from our Institute took me to visit this buddhist temple complex the first week I arrived. It's up in the mountains and nearly 1600 years old. The Japanese burned the temple to the ground during the Occupation Period when Korea was a colony of Japan, but it has been carefully restored.










Chungnyol Shrine. My bus goes past here every day on my way to work. This shrine is a war memorial to city patriots who died in the seven-year war of Japanese invasion, 1595-1602.










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