Korean Summer Vacation

Do you know that most Koreans spend their summer vacation from August 1st? The working population usually take the same vacation dates. I asked my husband about it and he said it’s a matter of consideration for the company staff. He said he wouldn’t feel at ease if he goes on vacation on a different date than the others. Also, many Korean families spend their vacation together.

On August 1st, expect the roads leading to the provinces to be so congested. Sometimes what usually takes just a 5-hour drive could stretch up to 10 hours because of the traffic. During these times, we are usually on the road at 5 o’clock in the morning to avoid the heavy influx of vehicles in the highways.

I remember on our trip to Suncheon. It was a 3-day weekend and we couldn’t leave very early. We left home at ten o’clock in the morning ~ and arrived in Suncheon at around 8pm. Everyone was exhausted and we wasted one day in the highway. The expressways look like huge parking lots with the cars barely moving. When there is a heavy traffic, expect to see vendors selling food. It’s not only in the Philippines ~ it also happens in Korea!

I have a Daum Map app installed on my phone and I always check how the traffic is. On the map below, the red shows heavy traffic while green is just fine. I could also view the CCTV in the area to better understand the traffic situation.

Daum Map app tracks traffic situation in real time.
Daum Map app tracks traffic situation in real time.

This summer, we’re skipping the exodus to the provinces. We’re just going camping somewhere there are mountains ~ which could be anywhere in Korea 😀

Where are you spending your Korean summer vacation?

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