After having a memorable night in Busan, I decided to make a quick stop in another popular city in South Korea: Daegu. From Busan to Daegu was quick and quite simple.
One of the other ITA (International TEFL Academy) girls that had come on the trip was Emily. She had to go to Daegu to go back to her town so I figured I’d make a pit stop and spend a few hours in Daegu.
We punched in the station on Naver and followed the route to the KTX. The bus only took about 45 minutes to get to the KTX so it was nice to sit and relax on the bus after a long night.
And away we went from Busan to Daegu
It only took about an hour to get from Busan to Daegu. Once we got to the station, we both found a ticket kiosk and bought a ticket for our next trip.
The next KTX wasn’t my final destination of Pyeongtaek but I figured it was the best option.
I booked the cheapest ticket from Dongdaegu to CheonanAsan for ₩29,300. There weren’t a lot of options for Pyeongtaek so I figured the KTX was the best and quickest route.
After securing our spots, we were able to freely roam around Daegu for a bit.
Going from Busan to Daegu, I had one thing on my mind: bagels.
I had this spot saved on my Naver maps saved that was on my Korea bucket list so we ventured there. I saw it on TikTok so I had to try it out. The place is called “Truly Baker.” On the Naver app, it is “Teurulli Baker,” so at first, I had no idea what the name of the place was. I’d give it a 6/10.
We took the bus to the closest stop and then from there it was about a five-minute walk.
The bagels were fresh. I got two because why not. I also got a vanilla milkshake. YUM.
For my first bagel, I got the rainbow one with plain cream cheese.
⬆️ onion bagel with jalapeño nut cream cheese, milkshake, & rainbow bagel 💕
The second one was an onion bagel with jalapeño nut cream cheese. The first one was definitely better but that’s cause I’m more of a plain cream cheese kinda person. I also got some bagels to go. I had to try one of each, of course. So exciting.
After carbo-loading, we just strolled around the city. We saw this Ferris wheel from far away and were intrigued. We had to go.
The walk was about twenty minutes and then we made it to Spark Land. Spark Land is basically a mini amusement park on top of a building.
The Ferris wheel was only ₩5,000 and lasted a little less than ten minutes! It went sooo high. I had never been on a Ferris wheel before so that was exhilarating. I was also a bit terrified, but I’d do it again.
After the Ferris wheel, we walked to the KTX. The KTX was less than a ten-minute walk from Spark Land, which worked out nicely.
I took the KTX to CheonanAsan and squeezed a little nap during the hour ride. Since the CheonanAsan and Asan Station are connected it was an easy walk to Line 1 back to Pyeongtaek.
From Asan Station to Pyeongtaek it’s only seven stops away and it took only a half-hour. At AK Plaza Pyeongtaek I took bus 80 back to my apartment and had a restful sleep.
Going from Busan to Daegu was quick, easy, and filled with adventures and delish food.
Here’s one of a few TikToks that I made of my trip from Busan to Daegu trip 😀