Looks like stairs continue to be the bane of my existence.
I’m lying in bed in my hostel in Seoul, typing this out with all my energy sapped by the long and tiring day I’ve had.
The red-eye flight to Seoul that I took left me cranky and tired from the lack of sleep and from carrying my heavy backpack around.
Desperately in need of a nap, I arrived eagerly at my hostel, only to be told that my room was on the 5th floor. No amount of arguing, pleading or persuasion was able to get me a room on one of the lower levels, not when the hostel were fully booked.
So climb, I did, excruciating slow with my big backpack weighing me down, all the way to the 5th floor.
Quick recharge over dinner and I decided to travel further down to Seoul Station to buy food supplies from the LOTTE supermarket there.
Now, I’m pretty used to subways and stairs in Seoul and Japan. Taking the subway requires a lot of walking and climbing stairs as escalators and lifts are still in the minority.
But today, of all days, it would seem that nothing seems to be going my way.
With bags full of food supplies, I encountered not one but TWO escalators that were no longer working, leaving me with no choice but to take the stairs all the way up to the subway gates.
Only to encounter 2 flights of stairs from the subway to get to my hostel which I slowly and painfully climbed.
Didn’t I say that this day was not going well?
Well, don’t forget the 5 flights of stairs to my room to add to it.
Doesn’t it seem like all these stairs are conspiring against me? At the end of a tiring day?
So that’s one day down, you guys. I have 3 more nights to get through these stairs. Looks like I’m up for a free workout these next few days.
How about you? Have you ever encountered so much stairs in your travel? Please do share with me!