Explore Korea with the high-speed train KTX

When travel in South Korea, you may have seen the high-speed train KTX – Korean Train eXpress. This is a very convenient, safe and super fast way to travel on long distance that you would love.

KTX is operated by the Korean Railroad Corporation, designed and working based on the French technology that is applied for the TGV and can drive up to 350km/h. So for such a long route as from Seoul to Busan, which is around 400km with car, it only need about 2 hours and 15 minutes. Additionally, for this connection, you can choose any of the 60 (!) different trains that go per day. Super convenient!

The ticket price depends on the departure time, but is quite affordable. The price for a economy class is some what between 50.000~60.000₩ (~40-50€) from Seoul to Busan incl. Seat reservation. Children under 13 years old will have discount.

Foreign tourists, who want to travel a lot through the country, can purchase a Korail Pass to save more money.

The train cabinet is clean, equipped with Air Conditioner and is despite the high speed, relatively quiet.

KTX, Train to Busan

Here are some more tips for you before traveling with KTX.
Continue reading “Explore Korea with the high-speed train KTX”

Quick shopping @convenience store

The title may sound strange for you, but if you’re from Europe or especially Germany, you may understand why: all stores there are usually closed on Sunday and public holidays. Only the gas stations are opened, but only until 11pm and you have to somehow get there.

Some days ago, we arrived in Seoul and sudently found out, that we forgot some (important) items, for example toothpaste, hairspray and so on. It was on a public holiday and late. And to be honest, I didn’t want to move any more after a long flight from Germany to Seoul.

Luckily, convenience stores are very popular in Seoul. Checking on the internet, we could find 3 stores, that we can reach within a minute – 7 eleven, CU or GS25. And all were open 24h, even during weekend and on holidays! So cool! Let’s go for a super quick shopping!

Continue reading “Quick shopping @convenience store”