Monday, February 11, 2013
Monorail @ Uijeongbu
Monorail in Uijeongbu--a city 45-minute ride by subway to the northern part of Seoul--is now officially in service. I've heard about this last year and in fact I saw its construction when I visited this city last year.
So, as the city of hope and city of clean future, Uijeongbu has been in the frontline among other cities in Korea that has leaped forward in gearing towards this goal.
So, on the eve of Seollal, without nothing to expect, we went there just to spend an evening with the kids. Eyra and Freya were amazed at how small and cute the train was. Especially, they liked the fact that the train has tires...which eventually made them call it 'bustrain'^^
The elevated rail made it possible for us to see the whole city of Uijeongbu and its vicinity. In fact, the previously fallen snow just made it even cooler.
We were surprised at how slim it was. There were only two carriages or compartment with only 18 seats on its side. This is --I think--indeed a light city commuter train.
To make the best of it, we took lots of pictures.
Oh, there is only one line called U-Line that goes back and forth integrating about 15 stations or spots in Uijeongbu and its vicinity.
With my 2nd daughter, Freya. The apartments at Uijeongbu as the backdrop.
It was like 'watching a live TV show' on a big screen!!!
The time when another monorail was passing us by...was one of the interesting things we could enjoy while taking a ride on it.The kids learned the fact that the monorail is driverless...which goosebumped them^^ for a while until they realized that it was just a sort of robot or Tobot they saw on TV.^^
On our way home, we took the front seat so we could see another different view of how it would feel to be zoomed into another direction at that speed.
As for dinner, as we simply didn't know where to go..then we decided to stay at Paris Baguette for a light dinner before going back home.
As for Freya, she chose a chocolate fudge. Hmmm yummy..
Just look at her hair...^^