I arrived back home just over a week ago and have found myself already missing many aspects of life in Seoul. As I waited for a Sydney bus that was twenty minutes delayed, I longed for the efficiency and reliability of Seoul’s public transport. The subway system is the pulsating veins of Seoul, connecting each enclave of the city, from the very heart to the outskirts. Each station is huge and has multiple exits, but they are clearly labeled in Korean and English allowing both locals and tourists to navigate the system successfully. Spending just over a month in Seoul made me feel more at home than a tourist, but not quite a local. It was enough time, however, to develop my own routes around the city. Here are some of the key stops on the map of my Seoul.
Seoul’s subway system. Image from Mapping Words.