I am in East Asia. It’s Spring. Yes, it’s that magical time of year again:
Apart from, not if you go to the festival a week early. As I learned the hard way….
I wanted to visit the premium cherry blossom viewing location in all of the peninsula and so after many inquiries with friends and the dear internet, I made the trek to Jinhae (an hour by bus west from Busan and a bargain at only 5000won each way).
I had heard and seen a lot of images of Jinhae and I greedily wanted some for myself too so I thought that it would be a wise move to go a week early and avoid the crowds during the official festival.
This was a mistake, do not repeat this mistake.