Transportation in Seoul

Last Saturday I decided to take a day trip to Seoul, by myself. Maybe it’s a backwards way of thinking but I didn’t really figure out how to get where I wanted to go beforehand. I figured I’d wing it.

Hahaha! Omg, Seoul is so big! I suggest to everyone who isn’t familiar with Seoul to plan ahead.

I managed to grab the express bus from Gunsan to Seoul without a hitch. Once I got to the express terminal in Seoul I attempted to follow the crowd to the subway line and quickly realise that was a good way to get lost. I whipped out my map of the subway system on my phone and tried to determine where I was going and how to get there. Luckily this disaster was interrupted by a text from my coworker wanting to know how my adventure was and where I had made it to. I love Kelly! She’s awesome.

Despite being given exact directions from my lovely friend and coworker I still managed to get turned around, at the first step. After a few picture texts with Kelly and some backtracking I sorted myself out. Once I got above ground I had no problems. At the end of the day, I was able to get myself back on the right subways and find the express bus home.

Lesson learned: plan ahead… (Mom and dad: I know, you don’t have to remind me how many times you’ve told me this)

At the rest stop on the way to Seoul, all the other buses headed our way.

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Obligatory Korean self portrait of my solo travel mission.

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First hint at how massive Seoul is. The first ten minutes in from the outskirts are nothing but these massive housing blocks.

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Express bus home!

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