Friday, August 13, 2010


The Korean term hyugeso (휴게소) translates to "rest stop" or "resting place," but calling a hyugeso a rest stop would be like calling Changdeokgung Palace a house. Situated every 20 kilometers along Korean freeways, these complexes offer the basics, such as gas and snacks, but also include cafeterias, parks, reading rooms, business centers, wireless internet and more. Below, a few pictures:

Information center

Site map

Life would be better if college textbooks had more pictures.

One of four coffee shops at this particular hyugeso

Random memorial/park/playground

You know, just in case you need to visit a batting cage while driving along the highway.

This country takes recycling very, very seriously.