The Fastest Way to Travel South Korea
I love Korea. I love it more than scotch, more than cheese, and more than turkey on Thanksgiving. How do I know, you ask? Korea doesn’t have any of those things outside of shady black market deals, and I still loved it there.
I even loved traveling through Korea. Recently, Tawny took a three-day road trip to Missouri from Seattle and this caused me to reflect. Primarily because three days in a car without air conditioning across the US in August sounds like hell. Not only this though. While I love road trips like a Brazilian loves futbol, I have done enough trans-national jaunts lately to make me miss the days of Korea. What I wouldn’t give for a trans-America speed train. Faster than a car, more spacious than an airplane, and hopefully as affordable as a bus.
Every couple of months, Tawny and I would take a trip across Korea. We’d leave our sleepy little town of Pohang located in the center of Korea and head north or south to greener pastures (or denser cities to buy $150 turkeys in back alleys). While it would be fun to take the three-day road trip North to Seoul or the 8 hour bus trip, we would often opt for my favorite, the KTX.
The Korean Train eXpress is Korea’s bullet train. It reaches a max speed of 217 mph and makes the trip north feel like a vacation in and of itself. Don’t take my word for it, watch the video… and take my, uh, word for it. Damn.