Originally Posted by flid
I didnt get my money back, but i didnt expect to. The Korean traffic like the people is respectful of laws and other people. Bikes can't use the motoways, so you get to use the roads the trucks don't. Its a lovely country to bike around. Signs in English even.
Korean traffic is nuts, there is virtually zero enforcement and everybody cars bikes etc scrabble for space. Seoul is pretty nuts, problem is there are only a couple of ways into and out of Seoul without using the motorway!
Btw there are some motorways bikes are allowed onto, the motorway bridge from Seoul airport (Incheon) is legal for bikes. Terry in 2008 managed it.
I went onto the motorways too outside Busan after getting sick of Korean A roads which have traffic lights every 100 metres.
But enjoy the scenery, Korea is nice...... btw it is 100% legal to camp on beaches and river banks, the law considers this to be common ground and thus can be used for anything. If anything I'd probably make a gigantic lap of the coast.
The only exit I found via A roads btw was via Guru and Ansan all other roads appear to lead to the motorways.... trust me on this I was lost in Seoul for 3 days. Though this was actually a nice surprise as I stayed in a shanty town for a couple of days and the locals there were quite welcoming