SEOUL SUBWAYKorean Fact! - THE SEOUL SUBWAY
There are stories I heard from my Japanese friends of the Tokyo subway of people being squished and pushed into the subway cars by men with white gloves. I expected something similar upon taking the Seoul train (get it? SoulTrain!)
But there were no men with white gloves on my train. The subway in Seoul is modern, safe, fast, clean, and cheap. Really cheep! It costs around $1 each way. It is a great system, in fact it's one of the best mass transit systems I have been on - better that London's, but not as good as Lisbon's...
It is still very, very busy though.
Interesting Subway Fact: Most people on the subway pass the time by reading (above), listening to music, or texting on their cell phones. Some people also watch TV on their phones! Apperently, it is cheap to free to watch telly here - I plan to investigate with my cool phone...
Interesting Extra Korean Fact:
In the photo above, you can see a young woman with a polar bear head around her neck. This is a hood/scarf/gloves (with bear paws!) combo article of winter fashion. They have become trendy here in Seoul, which means EVERYONE has one. The are sold EVERYWHERE on EVERY street corner! Koreans seem to jump on trends - animal scarves, mini-skirts, and spiky hair... Just one more interesting Korean observation!