I know some readers might not have bid farewell to 2007, but here are some photos of the first dawn of 2008 at Haeundae Beach in Busan.
It was amazing to see so many people – the young, the old, families, couples – at the beach so early. The beach was literally a moving carpet of winter coats and pointing fingers, with all sorts of music blaring from speakers. Also unexpected were the concessions and the police escorts in the subway station. The lines were so long, the trains were running thick and fast, and still refusing passengers.
A note on breakfast: I always eat half of the meal before I remember to take a photo. But, it is a rather inexpensive spread in a little "mom & pop" restaurant near the beach. It’s called haejangguk.
Happy New Year!