End of Sep 2010, I read a travel article about Korea. What caught my attention was there was going to be a Busan International Fireworks Festival at the city of Busan in Korea on 22 & 23 Oct 2010.
I like fireworks pretty much and I like to take photos of fireworks. I had a strong feeling that this is a golden opportunity that I could not miss. I checked out the airfare, I booked the air tickets and hotels. My wife and I flew to Busan on 21 Oct to take photos at the international fireworks festival.
Arrival at Busan
It was a night flight, I touched down at Busan in the morning. I realized then Busan’s terrain has lots of high mountain. There are lots of tunnels that we passed through and there are lots of apartments and houses builts on the slope of the mountain, making it a very interesting landscape.
I checked in at the hotel near Gwangalli Beach, which is the venue for the Busan International Fireworks Festival. After which, I walked around to familiarize myself with the surroundings. The streets were not very crowded near my hotels, not many cars and therefore it is not noisy. It is pretty quiet and peaceful.
There are also lots of tall apartments buildings in Busan as well.
Of course, I did not forget the purpose of my trip – To Take Fireworks Photos. I also surveyed at Gwangalli Beach to locate the best spot for me to take fireworks photo at night. Then, we headed back to hotel to rest and wait for evening.