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Korea Busan Yeosu Train

9 June 2022

Hilarious bus ride

From Busan to Yeosu on the slow train and bus

Now I am in Yeosu, in the middle south bit of the Korean mainland, I have not been here before.
Yeosu is famous for the 'World Exposition Yeosu Korea 2012, EXPO2012 YEOSU KOREA', which was the full name of the Yeosu expo. The High speed train station I arrived at is still called Yeosu expo, and even though the high speed train goes there, today I took the slow train, but lets back track.

Also, apologies in advance for the boring terrible photos.

Leaving Busan to take the slow train, you do not go to Busan station, you go to Bujeon station, which is a bit more north, and very small.
The slow train then takes 3 and a bit hours to go to Suncheon, in the middle of nowhere, but apparently Suncheon has something to do with space as there were murals of astronauts everywhere. It is not where Korea launches rockets into space from, I just checked.
I then boarded another slow train to Yeosu expo after a 45 minute wait for a shorter 30 minute ride, mostly in tunnels.

Once at Yeosu expo station, you are near enormous empty expo halls and possibly not much else, but there is a bus stop, so I boarded bus number 2 with everyone else, then things got interesting.

2 old men were engaged in a fight as I boarded, a seated fight, yelling across the aisle while trying to hit each other with walking sticks. This went on for a couple of stops and people just ignored them, so I told them to shut up, you are embarrassing yourselves! A younger guy laughed, aha! I said to him, translate to these fools, if they do not shut up I will take their walking sticks off them and throw them out the window. So, he did, I think, cause they shut up!
But the fun did not end there, a guy sitting in the seat behind the driver was busy giving the driver instructions, directions, general tips on bus driving, reminding him to close the door, I think this guy might have been special, the driver was just mumbling half under his breath what I presume was 'yes... ok... I will... thanks..'
And then for one more bonus weird thing, there was a school boy sitting on the bus, reading his phone. A middle aged woman gets on, and starts cuddling and kissing the side of his face. He was doing his best to ignore her. I assumed it was his mother, but then things started to get a bit gropey! I looked on in bemusement, as did 25 other people. And then the woman got off, and the school boy stayed on the bus! I am none the wiser.

Now for the terrible pics.

Korea-Busan-Yeosu-Train - Bujeon station. It was 3 hours until I would next take my mask off for food or water, so it was Dunkin Donuts or nothing. The coffee was decent.

Bujeon station. It was 3 hours until I would next take my mask off for food or water, so it was Dunkin Donuts or nothing. The coffee was decent.


Korea-Busan-Yeosu-Train - My train, the same Mugunghwa class as last time.

My train, the same Mugunghwa class as last time.


Korea-Busan-Yeosu-Train - Not a lot of people got on here, but it stopped at 25 or so stations, people came and went.

Not a lot of people got on here, but it stopped at 25 or so stations, people came and went.


Korea-Busan-Yeosu-Train - The view was mountains, farms, tunnels. The farms still have high rise apartment buildings in Korea.

The view was mountains, farms, tunnels. The farms still have high rise apartment buildings in Korea.


Korea-Busan-Yeosu-Train - I crossed the road and took a photo of a street in Suncheon. Not a lot to see, lots of cafes.

I crossed the road and took a photo of a street in Suncheon. Not a lot to see, lots of cafes.


Korea-Busan-Yeosu-Train - Suncheon station, astronauts on the left.

Suncheon station, astronauts on the left.


Korea-Busan-Yeosu-Train - The inside is much like any other Korean station. It is a high speed station too.

The inside is much like any other Korean station. It is a high speed station too.


Korea-Busan-Yeosu-Train - A freight train went past while I was waiting.

A freight train went past while I was waiting.


Korea-Busan-Yeosu-Train - Now my hotel room in Yeosu. It is unusual. Carpet is stained. Room is huge, bed is huge, a full computer and monitor no one would ever use is provided

Now my hotel room in Yeosu. It is unusual. Carpet is stained. Room is huge, bed is huge, a full computer and monitor no one would ever use is provided. TV has 999 channels of internet streamed stolen content.


Korea-Busan-Yeosu-Train - Bathroom has a 10 foot long spa bath, not all pictured.

Bathroom has a 10 foot long spa bath, not all pictured.


Korea-Busan-Yeosu-Train - My room does however have a view. Now to work out where I am in relation to things. No subway here, so more exciting bus rides ahead.

My room does however have a view. Now to work out where I am in relation to things. No subway here, so more exciting bus rides ahead.


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