Tuesday, August 12, 2014

TBS eFM: New Gangnam Tourist Trolley

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Seoul's Gangnam District Office now offers a trolley tour bus that is said to offer an easy option for foreigners visiting the city who want to visit popular destinations in the Gangnam area. But, do foreigners know about the new tour? And does the Gangnam Tour need to change the way it is operated to better accommodate tourists here in Seoul?


The bus does not have a real tour guide but instead relies upon touch screens built into the back of each of the 16 chairs. Unfortunately, I was the only one riding the trolley (other than the driver), and also unfortunately, this was probably the worst tour I've ever taken. (I'm not sure it can even be called a “tour.”) Take a listen to my report from January of this year for all the details. I'm sure the tour has been improved since the time I rode.