Korea Diary | Storm Finally Clears (Day 27, Part 3)

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When the rain clouds didn't look at all forgiving, the three of us shifted into a nearby department store. Lotte Department Store was only a couple streets away from BIFF Square and easily accessible via the underground subway tunnels.

While we were exploring the store, we noticed the clouds finally letting up. It was great to see the purple and pink skies as the sun set and clouds slowly blew away. We even got the treat of spotting a rainbow!

Seoul, Korea - Summer Study Abroad 2014 - Watching storms clear atop Lotte Department Store in Busan

Seoul, Korea - Summer Study Abroad 2014 - Rainbow in Busan after storm clears

Seoul, Korea - Summer Study Abroad 2014 - Beautiful skies in Busan after storm clears

Seoul, Korea - Summer Study Abroad 2014 - Lotte Department Store Rooftop Petting Zoo bunnies

Lotte Department Store was different from any other department store we'd been before. Other than it being more mall like, there was also many things to explore on it's rooftop. We found a petting zoo area with bunnies, goats, and other small animals. Even all the animals were hiding from the rain.

Seoul, Korea - Summer Study Abroad 2014 - Busan Lotte Department Store - Mihyang side dishes banchan Seoul, Korea - Summer Study Abroad 2014 - Busan Lotte Department Store - Mihyang scallion pancake pajeon
Seoul, Korea - Summer Study Abroad 2014 - Busan Lotte Department Store - Mihyang bibimbap

This Lotte store had a upper floor dedicated to proper sit down restaurants. We opted for a simple meal of bibimbap and pajeon at a place called Mihyang 味(미)香(형).

Seoul, Korea - Summer Study Abroad 2014 - Busan Sulbing Injeolmi Patbingsoo

The best way to end any night in Korea was with bingsoo. Sulbing 雪冰 설빙, in particular, was on Bestie C's must try places. We spotted it during our outside street exploring. So after dinner we found our way back to the BIFF Square and Nampo-dong area for dessert. We decided to try a classic flavor and bought the Injeolmi Patbingsoo with soybean powder, chopped dates, red beans, and ddeok for ₩6,000. Shaved ice at Sulbing was unique because we were able to pour the liquidy condensed milk onto the dessert ourselves. Of all the places we tried, Sulbing's ice quality was one of the best: just like snow. At the time, it was one of my top places for shaved ice simply for the ice component. But  now that I am reflecting back on all the places we tried, it still wasn't my most favorite bingsoo spot.

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