"Motor scooter, pronounced autobai" Seoul Transportation Tip by hindu1936

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  Heading out from our apt.
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  • Heading out from our apt. - Seoul
      Heading out from our apt.
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  • On the way to Cung Ju Lake.  a rest stop - Seoul
      On the way to Cung Ju Lake. a rest stop
    by hindu1936

We live about 85 km. from Seoul and 100 from Hanam Village near Itaewon where many western foods can be found. It can easily take 4 hours by car on a weekend, or 3 by subway. That is for one way. The car costs a bunch of gas and several dollars for the toll gates. We use a motor scooter 99% of the time. In traffic it is much faster. There is always a place to park, and it will only use about 6 bucks worth of gas for the round trip. Okay, so you are not living here. You can rent a scooter at some of the shops by leaving a healthy deposit. You can get around easily in Seoul since the traffic signs are in English as well as Korean. Once you get the feel for the machine you might even head out for places like Anmyeondo, Seodeoksa, or the big open factory outlets in Ichon (not to be confused with Inchon). If you are going to be here for even one week the time and money saved over taxis, buses, subways, will be substantial. If you can ride a bicycle, you can ride a motor scooter. We do all of our grocery shopping on ours..They can carry 4 large bags. Think about that the next time you are in Dongdaemun and have several bags to get back to the hotel.

Type: Motorcycle

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 25, 2005
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