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How to Sleep in Korean Subway!

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(Koreans sleeping on the subway.) Back in 2004-2005 when I was living in Korea commuting to work on the subway for about an hour everyday, I used to get some really good sleep. Well, how do you get some good sleep in the Korean subway without forgetting to get off at your destination station? What I used to do was set timer on my cellphone so I would wake up 1-2 stations before my destination station. Of course, this would only work if you know how long it takes to get to your destination but most likely you would if you commute everyday. Also, don’t fall sleep all the way that you are totally unconscious as there are people who will rob you while you sleep. 🙂

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Korean Subway – Seoul Metro!

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Seoul’s subway called Seoul Metro, is one of the biggest subway systems in the world. The Korean subway isn’t like any other subway you’ve ridden though, there’s a bunch of ads, TVs, newstands, shops, and even small restaurants. How to use the Korean subway?  You need to wait where the foot diagrams are so people can get out the center path.  When the subway gets busy like during rush hour, don’t mind people who hit you with their shoulders as if they are playing football because they ARE playing football in the subway, literally. Just don’t end up as one of those rude people on the Korean subway. There’s cameras everywhere in the city of Seoul including the subway. Yes, you are being watched. Advertising on the subway is virtually everywhere, this is probably good advertising space though as near 20 million people ride the subway on a daily basis. Oh god, can you please stop the ad spam?  Don’t worry, Koreans are used to ads and advertisers have no worries about spreading them like spam.   Maybe that is why Koreans love spam. The funny thing about Korean subway system is that it gets bigger every year. In about … Continue reading

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