- Bus to AK Plaza in Pyeongtaek* (about 10-20 mins). This in itself is pretty intense because with every Korean bus driver there are different dangers (not so dangerous, just... scary, really. I am pretty sure they know what they're doing... I think). They drive like ... terrible terrible TERRIBLE drivers, swirving all over the road... they have absolute right-of-way, don't ever pull out or walk in front of a Korean bus.
- At AK Plaza, a mall, is the Metro (like a light rail, or MAX, or Subway) and train station (they have fast bullet-like trains, KTX, and the slower trains which are called long words... and do not have KTX attached to the name).
- Many things here are confusing, for one, the entrance to the mall is up escalators (as it is with most malls here), everything is in Korean... And you have to decide WHICH (either the train ticket dispensers, or the metro ticket dispensers) ticket dispensers are which!
- Once you finally fiddle with the ticket dispensers and get your ticket to your destination, you have to figure out which platform you need to be on! I guarantee that you will feel like you are going the wrong way... But everything feels like that in Korea.
- Now, get on the train and be sure to listen to the stop names (Luckily they are announced in both Korean and English!). If you don't listen, then you could end up some place where you don't know, or passed your destination!
- Now, if you're going to Seoul, then you can get off the train at either Yungsan Station or Seoul Station, once you're there you can either figure out how to get closer to your final destination with the Metro, or use a taxi!
|Seoul Tower, Seoul, South Korea|
|More locks, most all of them were put on in twos.|
|The view from the deck. To the left.|
|View from the deck, Seoul, South Korea.|