Genghis Khan used to travel thousand miles with horses. In ancient world, horse was considered as one of the fastest means to move from one location to another. Horse riders were considered as elite, who are mostly royalty, high rank generals, tycoon bla bla bla.
After 21 century, the world has evolved. Horse race turns out to be one of the famous gambling sports for many walks of life. Beside equestrian and turf club, no one travels with horse anymore and if you do, you are definitely the odd one out.
That is why TikkoSS decided to travel by plane or subway instead of horse. Ancient people only carry a small sling bag but TikkoSS normally carry the whole house to travel. 35 kg of baggage allowance definitely not enough.
Travelling solely by plane of course cannot get me to my destination. Most of the time, I will rely on taxi but in Korea, subway is really convenient. Almost every single tourist attraction areas can be reached by subway.
Call me techy freak but I am so impressed with Korea subway system. Nothing unusual about the subway itself as it is just a merely train. The automated ticketing machines are rather very advanced.
If you have big notes, there is a bill exchanger. If you don’t read Korea language, the ticketing machines are capable to communicate with you in various major languages. After reaching your destination, simply slot the ticket in deposit refund machine and you will get back your 1000 won.
When I travel, I find it challenging to get local subway map. It is either the map is outdated or I have to use my cam cam to snap the tourist map. So, to avoid the hassle, I have included the subway map for future reference.
IF you don’t know where to go, just grab this map and ask the concierge to circle the interesting place. I can assure you that you will find many many interesting places. More than you can ever imagine.
That is not all. Korean Subway Station also full with hawker stalls. What they sell? Finger food of course. I managed to locate this stall that sell mini custard bun. It is almost the same like kaya balls except the filling is filled with custard.
If 10 is good, I will give 11. Why? By just thinking about it, I already started to drool. I can comfortably tell you that the mini custard buns really taste as good as the one I had it in Dragon-i @ Pavillion, KL.
If you bump into me in Korea Subway, don’t be surprise as I am always there to harass the ticketing machines and ease my mini custard bun crave..