Tuesday, May 29, 2018


Rookie driver, beware!

I am back, in one piece, goodness! I have not done it before; I rented a car and drove for seventeen hours over a period of one week in Korea. My workhorse, the humble Hyundai Avante AD, comes equipped with essentials like navigation, blind spot monitoring and reverse parking guidance. For good measure, I have the trustworthy KakaoMap apps installed in my phone as a backup for the in-car navigation. Despite many years of driving experience, I felt like a rookie driver all over again. Driving in Korea is not much different from driving in Singapore, but still, there are differences; one of these, Korea is right-hand drive and Singapore, the opposite. I cannot boast I drove off the basement carpark of Terminal 2 without some trepidation. Fortunately, all started well and ended well. With a car, I was able to re-visit distant places like Jeongdongjin and Gyeongju with relative ease. However, when in Seoul, it is still advisable to take public transport.