I never deliberately set out to visit Korea. It was a connection between flights from Bangkok and Vancouver.
I was a tad miffed when Air Canada told me my ticket had changed and now included a one and a half day layover in Seoul. The airline offered a no layover option through Tokyo. I decided to stick with Seoul and book a hotel.
Glad I did. I liked Seoul a whole lot.
I flew in from Bangkok on the red eye, arriving around 0700. I’d booked myself onto a five hour bus trip originating at the airport to see a few sights. This was to happen before I checked into my hotel in Incheon later in the day.
This is what I got to do and see for $50 USD:
- Cheong Gye Cheon stream in the business section of Seoul. Interestingly, there was a Canada pavilion set up nearby.
- The National Palace Museum. Royal Palace. Spectacular.
- Lunch on a shopping street downtown. The food was truly awful. The shopping great.
Then, back to the airport (and my lock adventure).
I WILL visit Seoul again. Spend a few days this time. The city is very expensive, but I’m prepared to budget for a trip back to this wonderful place.