Early this week, millions were on the road, on the train tracks, on the ferries and on planes (and may be on foot, too?) to be with families and relatives during the Seollal holidays.
Some of my Korean friends whose parents live within Seoul are very lucky, but for those who had to travel to the provinces, the highways were jammed with about 400,000 cars, according to estimates.
And today, the end of the holidays, all those vehicles are coming back home, filling up the highways again with tired vacationers, who must have gained weight from all the Seollal food and drinks, and with luggage filled with happy memories. Driving back home would be long and slow, but getting stuck in the traffic is definitely worth the trip!