I don’t drive in Korea. The last time I was behind the wheel was five years ago in Nova Scotia. I rented a car for the month that I was home and remember filling the car up; $70.00 Cdn. I was shocked. When I had left Canada 5 years earlier I could fill my Mazda for $32.00Cdn, and it would be hard on empty. Fast forward, and 5 years later I’m getting ready to head home for a visit (CANNOT WAIT). Even though I don’t drive here, I do have a Korean driver’s license. Last Friday (May 20th) I headed off to the Driver’s License Agency in Daejeon and obtained an International Driver’s Licence. What a bargain that was at $7000KRW (approx. $8.00US). On the way back home I started thinking about gas prices. I took this shot at a KS Gas Station. Korean’s are paying approximately $1.88/liter for gas these days. How does that compare to your country?
Luckily for budget travelers, the cost of public transportation here in Korea is still very affordable. I can take the fast train (KTX) to Seoul for a little more than $20.00 one way, or a bus for just over $10.00.