I was up at four in the morning. That’s how scared I was to waste the KW86,400 roundtrip O-Train tickets. Passed by still closed shops my way to Hyehwa Station in this particulary cold morning (finally, a temperature suited to a trench coat 😀 ).
At 6 am, the subway is in full operation. Subway operations start at about 5 am and lasts until around midnight.
Panicked at the Jecheon Station because there were no English translations on the signs at the train station. I had ten minutes to locate which train on which track would be bound for Seoul. I managed to locate the train through hand gestures and a helpful employee at the train station.
The train bound for Seoul experienced technical difficulties and was to be delayed by two hours. Apologetic staff kept giving us bows. The only thing I feared was that I’d have to transfer trains. I’d rather wait for hours than transfer. And wait, I did. We’ll be arriving in Seoul past midnight, two hours delayed. Good thing the subway would still be in operations, at least that’s what the attendant said.
My biggest problem was that I was famished. There wasn’t much to choose from in the overpriced food selection in the train. Good thing I brought water and bread and chocolates.
I believe I got what I paid for. It was certainly on of the fastest way to go around South Korea. Although the food was limited and the overpriced and the train was two hours delayed; it was still a great trip. What better place to be stuck than in a train with comfortable chairs, clean comfort rooms, and some food you make your way around South Korea provinces?