October 1st , Thursday – Our 2nd day journey started early as we travelled to Busan from Seoul by bus. Every time I watched Korean variety shows about traveling with friends and stopping at the rest areas to have short break, I always wanted to do the same. And to be able to do it during this trip was a dream come true. I always think Korea have beautiful and fun freeway stops.
It was raining since morning when we started our ride to Busan. We stopped at Highway Stop point: Mungyeong Service Area for our lunch break and had some fun games too!
We arrived at Busan around 4PM. Pheww..such a long ride! Finally, we checked in to the hotel room in Busan. This time we stayed at Ibis Budget Ambassador Busan Haeundae. As we entered the room, we were awed by the beach view from our room. The famous Haeundae beach was just in front of us! The room was smaller compared to Ritz Carlton but it was comfortable enough for our stay.
We had 15 minutes to freshen up quickly as we need to go to BIFF red carpet and the BIFF Opening. When we arrived at the Busan Cinema Center BIFF Theater, once again we were amazed by the interior and architecture of the building. So pretty!
It was so hard to get into the opening ceremony, so, only 2 of us went inside to cover the awards ceremony, while others were outside covering the celebrities arrival and red carpet. It was my first experience to cover such a big event..in the rain. LOL. BIFF management was kind enough to give everyone a raincoat and Snoopy towel to dry the chair.
Despite getting wet, we were so glad to be able to see the directors, actors and actress from all over the world walked on the red carpet. Korean big stars such as Ha Ji Won, Son Ye Jin, Jung Woo Sung, Lee Kwang Soo and more looked gorgeous that night. More photos during BIFF opening ceremony, click here!
After the event we had dinner at VIPS (Centum City, Homeplus), a restaurant which served buffet so you can eat how much as you want ^^
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