|Woke up early to catch the bus to Punggi. My breakfast, garlic loaf from Paris Baguette which I bought last night before heading back to my hotel. Not very nice cos its tough. Maybe its becos its left overnight.|
I took the subway to Gangbyeon Station for Dong Seoul Bus Terminal. It was drizzling but surprisingly not very cold. I wanted to catch the bus that departs for Punggi at 7.30am and I managed to reach Dong Seoul Bus Terminal at about 7.12am. I was dumbfounded when the counter lady told me there is no bus to Punggi. Huhh???
Which smart alec put this link bus schedule online??? I was searching for various ways to get to Punggi and came across the web page. So happy when I stumbled upon the web page and even thought it was a marvellous web page! I even send the link to KTO to confirm if it was updated. The reply was yes...................................
The counter lady told me there is only a bus to Yeongju Bus Terminal 영주버스터미널 and it will take 2 hours to reach Yeongju. Okay fine. I read about getting to Punggi via Yeongju. I asked her what bus should I take from Yeongju to Punggi. She repiled,"모르겠어." I don't blame her since Korea is so big. I decided to get to Yeongju and see how things go from there. Although I knew Yeongju is not very far from Punggi but I couldn't help feeling uncertain.
|My ticket to Yeongju Bus Terminal. The bus will depart at 7.45am. |
Go to the washroom if you need to becos there is no toilet break along the journey.
|Look for the platform. I had to go to platform 18 for my bus.|
|Erhhh...What should I do now??|
I went to the counter to check whether there's any bus to Punggi.
The taxi stand was located behind the bus terminal as shown by the red arrow.
Since a bus journey to Punggi will take 20mins, I supposed it will not be too expensive to take a taxi there. Hence, I decided to take a taxi to Punggi. It was 10.25am when I took the taxi.