We’ve made it up to Seoul

This is our first trip out of Ulsan as we hadn’t yet been we picked the capital Seoul. We are staying here for 4 nights, heading back to Ulsan late on Thursday afternoon.
We travelled up on the KTX, Korea’s ultra fast bullet train. The station is about twenty minutes out Ulsan and we got a taxi for simplicity but we are going to try the bus on the way back. We arrived over an hour early, due to Richard’s very large margins for error; it might take us fifteen minutes to get a taxi and we might get stuck in traffic etc… but this was a very nice station to be early in.
Introducing Marco Polo, Gregor’s polar bear – a birthday present from Aunty Lynsay, with the KTX station in the background.

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Katrine is being loyal and her faithful, and slightly worse for wear, elephant, Nelly, has travelled with us.

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The train, as you would expect, was very fast but I was surprised at how quiet and smooth it was. It is a very pleasant and stress free way of travelling. Here is Gregor in the over-large seats.

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We spent the afternoon wandering around the narrow streets of Insadong (I forgot to take photos but will get another chance), trying to steer the children away from the tourist traps, they are both complete magpies. They are tucked up in bed now, we have a busy day planned tomorrow, and Richard is preparing tea – Korean pot noddles!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nigel & Tessa
    Nov 11, 2012 @ 23:33:43

    What an amazing experience……….

    Reply

  2. mumat55
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 19:30:21

    Wow! the station and the train look fantastic .. looking forward to the next blog

    Reply

    • Esther Haydock
      Nov 12, 2012 @ 19:44:33

      We’ve had another busy and good day today but I’ve decided to wait till we are home and do it in one or two posts then. So it will probably be Friday till the next entry.

      Reply

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