dalestockdale

Seoul . . .

In Uncategorized on June 2, 2012 at 12:28 am

Better late than never, but here are some pictures of Seoul taken from a park on a big hill in the center of town.

As always, you can click on the photos to embiggen.

The population of Seoul is 10,000,000.  If you include the area surrounding the city, this number swells to about 23,000,000.   That means that approximately half the population of Korea lives in or around Seoul and is within artillery range of our whacky neighbor to the north.

Traffic can be pretty bad, but you just learn when to do things.  While there are times when things become totally gridlocked, those situations are reasonably rare.

Urban living in Seoul is basically the same as it would be in Chicago or New York or any other big city.  There are numerous little grocery stores around our apartment.  90% of what we need can be found within walking distance.

Also, I can’t begin to describe the convenience and INEFFICIENCY of the subway system.  Yes it works, but it’s barely an improvement on searching for a parking spot.  Listen to me America, never fall for this public transportation boondoggle.  Everything I said in my old post about public transportation in Singapore still holds in Korea.

https://adventuresofdalestockdale.com/2010/10/17/public-transportation/

Few more weeks and then we’re back in KC for the Summer.

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