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Although I came the other direction, attached is invoice I had from September of this year. They wanted it all in U.S. $ too.
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Smile Cost of getting bike from Seoul airport to Vladivostok

Thanks Seouljoe and Flid.

Wendy Choi has emailed me to say she can arrange to move the bike from customs at Seoul airport to the ferry terminal and the cost will be US$600-700. This means taking this option the total cost from Seoul Airport to Vladivostok is ~US$1000.

From what I see on Flids receipt it seems the option of paying the customs guarantee of 160,000 won (for a 650cc bike) and weeks insurance 92,000 won (~US$250) might be a better / cheaper bet (as long as I survive Korean traffic).

Can anyone tell me if the customs fee is a refundable bond or a straight fee?
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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.
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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
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Wendy

I am, at this very moment, sitting with Wendy in one of the two camper vans (Earthcircuit - Home Page). In the World Cup Stadium car park in Seoul. She is very happy to read all your positive comments.

For the record - she's not too much into Soju and will drink any .

Have fun, two wheelers!
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Rob, why have you decided to go through Korea? From what I am learning, it works out to be more expensive and more hassle than shipping directly to Vladivostok. Where are you shipping from?
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Oh, did not notice the date of your post before. Where DID you ship from?
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