Welcome to Busanpedia!
I am Young Yang (양효영 in Korean). As the name suggests, Busanpedia is (or wants to be yet) a website where you can find all about Busan and, eventually, South Korea.
Before talking about my story, I need to begin with sharing a little secret. I was not born in Busan, South Korea (What?!) I was born in Masan (now merged to Changwon), a city located about 50km (31miles) west of Busan. Close enough, right? I moved to Busan when I was 9 years old and lived in Busan until I finished college.
After college, I moved around other places in South Korea and other parts of the world due to my jobs and study. After spending quite a long time out of Busan and South Korea, I finally settled down in Busan again. The world had been beautiful and each place had its own charm. However, my experiences during those times had me realize how amazing my country and my city are. That’s why I wanted to share stories and images of this amazing place with people all over the world; many of you may have not even heard of its name, Busan, South Korea, before.
I believe that my perspectives from both sides as a real local (so called tobagi 토박이) and as a outsider based on my experience living out of country can help you get to know more about Busan and South Korea.
By the way, listen to my interview on Busan English Broadcasting if you’d like to learn more about me.
Let’s enjoy this gorgeous town and country together!