Sunday, April 18, 2010

A quick trip to Busan, Korea

By Carole Goldsmith Copyright 2010
I flew to Seoul last Monday for some meetings and to attend an International environmental expo. So for the weekend I decided to travel to Busan, about three hours south of Seoul. The return trip Seoul to Busan by KTX train (up to 300 km per hour) costs around $US90.00. Traveling to Busan takes just under three hours, a smooth and stress free trip. There are elevators at Seoul Station and at Busan station to the train platforms, with all the steps on the subways in Seoul, it is great to have elevators, especially when you are carrying luggage.

I booked into the Dongyang Motel (  tel 82 051 442 1248) which is one minute' walk from Busan station. Go to ground level, come out to front of station, turn left and walk straight parallel with the railway track and you will find the Donyang Motel. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable, with a large TV, computer and internet in room and a separate bathroom with bath and shower. A standard room is Won 40,000 ( around $US35.00 per night)and a luxury room Won 45,000 (around $40.00 per night). There is a great view of the city and the harbour from my window.

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