BUSAN, South Korea — For the next month the city of Busan is being featured on CNNGo, a monthly 30-minute show offering a unique take on global destinations, bringing views from local insiders on what gives various cities around the world their distinctive buzz.
The filming, which took place last month, features former Busan eFM radio host, Petra Jung, giving a taste of what it’s like to live in a port city by heading to the largest fish market in all of Korea, Jagalchi, where the food goes from wiggling in a tank right to your plate. Find out the secret to what makes grilled seafood in Busan the best and get to know makgeolli, the drink that has been tempting Koreans well before soju.
Bobby McGill, editor-in-chief of Haps Magazine, takes CNNGo on a brief historical tour by taking viewers to Geumjeong mountain Fortress and Beomeosa temple. Photographer Min Ho Yun gets CNNGo access to where the spirit of Busan is on full display, the Lotte Giants baseball game. Yun says Busan baseball games are more like going to a karaoke bar than a sporting event.
For those in need of caffeine, café owner Jay Song gives CNNGo some insight into the coffee craze in Korea. Then musicians Violet Lea and Gino Brann take CNNGo on a tour of the nightlife to experience the best local music in Korea’s second largest city.
You can catch the video and read the story, which opens with the line, ‘Seoul’s wingman? Not quite,’ here, or during these times on CNN International.
Airtimes (Hong Kong/ Beijing/ Taipei/ Singapore/ Kuala Lumpur)
Wednesday, July 10 at 1730 HKT
Saturday, July 13 at 1230 HKT
Sunday, July 14 at 2030 HKT