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Korea Daejeon Seoul Train

8 April 2019

First of two loops completed

Heading back to Seoul on the KTX to stay at Dormy inn Gangnam

Now I am back in Seoul and as the title suggests, that is the first of 2 loops or the second of 4 loops completed. Actually lets go with second of 4, but I am not changing the title. Loop 1 remains open, Melbourne to Hong Kong to Melbourne. Loop 2 also remains open, Hong Kong to Seoul to Hong Kong. Loop 3 is completed, Seoul to Daejeon to Seoul. Loop 4 will come soon, Hong Kong to Guangzhou to Hong Kong. Very complex, if you go to the news section of this website, there is a handy map. Geography, cool?

Before leaving Daejeon I had time to do another loop around the creeks / drains / sewers in the dawn sunlight, this is the loopiest update I ever typed. Very nice weather, good scenery. It was then time to check out of my hotel, and if you recall the check in, I did not have to pay, and despite insisting that I pay as I left, they told me there was no need. I presume they have the details from my booking via booking.com but they are yet to charge my card that I can see. Maybe they just like me a lot and want to give me the room for free?

The trip to the Daejeon station on the subway with my bag was very easy, and then it was time for a cake and coffee before boarding my bullet train to Seoul, this is all very procedural.
The train ride lasted all of an hour, and thankfully today, no one was losing a lung. There was no view though, all blinds down, just like Japan! Whatever you do, do not try to open a blind, a grandma will slap you.

My hotel in Seoul is far away from where I was staying last week, in fact it is in Gangnam, a stylish place apparently. It is also a Dormy Inn, and in all ways its identical to the Dormy Inns in Japn, which means it has a free laundry, so that is what I am doing right now, fascinating!

Korea-Daejeon-Seoul-Train - Here is one last view of the huge apartment suburbs in Daejeon, along with one of the many running tracks that runs along one of the many rivers to on

Here is one last view of the huge apartment suburbs in Daejeon, along with one of the many running tracks that runs along one of the many rivers to one of the many mountains.


Korea-Daejeon-Seoul-Train - If you have been to a Korean BBQ restaurant, you will know they fill up with smoke and have the exhaust fan things. here is what that looks like on th

If you have been to a Korean BBQ restaurant, you will know they fill up with smoke and have the exhaust fan things. here is what that looks like on the outside, such a terrible carbon footprint!


Korea-Daejeon-Seoul-Train - Look! A glasses bridge, just like Nagasaki in Japan!

Look! A glasses bridge, just like Nagasaki in Japan!


Korea-Daejeon-Seoul-Train - And look! Its a bullet train! Also like Japan.

And look! Its a bullet train! Also like Japan.


Korea-Daejeon-Seoul-Train - Oh wait, its a Dormy inn, like, yeah you know. My room has a very long entry with a wash basin and a bathroom running off the side.

Oh wait, its a Dormy inn, like, yeah you know. My room has a very long entry with a wash basin and a bathroom running off the side.


Korea-Daejeon-Seoul-Train - Here is the bedroom area. It is quite roomy, not that this shot shows it well. There is a little couch running along the left wall not seen here. Well

Here is the bedroom area. It is quite roomy, not that this shot shows it well. There is a little couch running along the left wall not seen here. Well you can see my red suitcase on it.


Korea-Daejeon-Seoul-Train - My room even has a view, behold, the view! My window opens, but the gap was very tight to get my camera out, I contorted it 5 different ways to get it

My room even has a view, behold, the view! My window opens, but the gap was very tight to get my camera out, I contorted it 5 different ways to get it out the gap to take this shot, so you better appreciate it!


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