Last morning in Changwon passed fast just the time to pack our last few things and have a quick bite to eat at home before making our way to the train station to catch a KTX (Korea’s Express Trains) bound to Seoul.

Waiting for the train at Changwon station

The ride cost 58,000 Won little over 60 Euro which is a bit pricy for italian standards to cover 300 Km in 3 hours, oddly Italy is better for high speed train transport and prices. To give you a comparison a train ride from Rome to Milan, 600 Km in 2 hours 50 can go as low as 25 Euro.

I must say though that the seats on the KTX had a lot of leg room even though i travelled economy this time. One thing i noticed was how short the stops at each station were, being used to Italian high speed trains, back home trains stop at each station for 4 to 5 minutes, while here from 30 seconds to 1 minute and a half, not giving you much time to get on the train! 

Arrived in Seoul we made a quick stop home to drop off our suitcases and freshen up before going out. We decided to visit the university where my girlfriend studied a few years back, Ewha Women’s University. I was truly amazed by the library building’s structure it was really incredible, and i wasn’t the only one to think so, the sight attracts many tourists from around the country and from abroad.

Ewha Women's University Seoul Ewha Women's University Ewha University

I got a bit peckish during our walk so we stopped on the university campus for a quick Korean snack, a Kimbap, which as usual i greatly enjoyed (as you can see from the photos).

me eating kimbap
Before
After eating Kimbap
After

After our visit to Ewha we headed towards the Hondae area for a bit of window shopping and for dinner. We stopped at a very cute Korean barbecue restaurant to have Samgyeopsal (grilled pork belly). It was absolutely delicious. The pork belly was served with kimchi lettuce salt and various sauces on the side, and explosion of flavor, and of course the meal could not be complete without a nice cold Korean beer.

Korean Cass Beer cooking samgyeopsal cooking samgyeopsal almost ready Cooking Kalmaegisal A job well done

Once dinner was over and done I was dragged for some more window shopping before making our way home to get some rest. It is funny to notice when you ride the tube (metro) that every line has a different tune that wrings before every station is announced. Tomorrow will be another busy sightseeing day, we will be heading to the Seoul palace.

That’s all for today, see you soon.

Ciao πŸ™‚

Alex Achille

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