The months of September and October are riddled with national holidays – or red days, as they call them in Korea – which means plenty of long weekends to visit new places, as well as a lush choice in festivals to see around the country. As a last minute vacation plan, Scott and I decided to take the 4 hour bus ride to the southern tip of Korea to see Busan, the second largest city in the country. Think of it as Seoul, but with beaches. Oh, and beautiful, ocean weather.
By coincidence, that weekend (October 9-12) happened to be the Jagalchi Market Festival. Jagalchi Market is one of Busan’s most famous attractions, and a prime subject for photography. So, with camera and film packed in our bags, Scott and I plunged into the throng. I admit I was totally unprepared for the amount of blood, slime, and scales we would find. This is a market straight out of the sea, where ajummas skin eels live and display rockfish innards in the sun. I think it might have been even worse than Hong Kong’s markets!
Anyway, without further ado, where is a photo album of the experience. Grab a glass of water, and hold onto your stomachs. Animal lovers may cry.