Sharing My Seoul Experiences
In this section on traveling around South Korea you’ll find blog posts of my visits to Seoul, the country’s capital city below. But first I’ll give you a little introduction about visiting Seoul starting from arrival at Incheon International Airport.
Gimpo International Airport is South Korea’s 2nd largest airport but I’ve never landed there before. Gimpo is closer to Seoul, only 16km away. While Incheon is 49km from Seoul. Though most likely you’ll be landing in Incheon.
As you may know by now, I’m in South Korea every year. And that’s because Incheon International is my stopover point from New York’s JFK to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport route and vice versa. Because I don’t want to lose out on a chance to visit Seoul I always turn my stopover into a mini-trip. And my travel itinerary usually includes a 4 or 5 day stay in Seoul.
Does it get boring in Seoul? No way. It’s clean and safe, people are friendly and the city is just so easy to get around and explore. And the food is awesome. Whether you like salty, savory or sweet Seoul won’t let you down when it comes to eating, drinking and snacking.
Useful Seoul Travel Information
- Landing in Incheon Airport
- Where to Get Free Wi-Fi Internet Hotspots in Seoul
- Airport Express Train from Seoul Station to Incheon Airport
Nice Little Hotel in Seoul – Not Expensive but Not Cheap Either The Nine Tree Hotel is located in Myeongdong. One of my favorite fun neighborhoods in Seoul. Not only can I find great Korean restaurants, but also the nicest affordable hotels in South Korea’s capital city of Seoul. I found Nine Tree Hotel while doing […]
And a Much Anticipated Visit to Suwon’s Fried Chicken Street (수원 통닭거리) After my first ever Suwon day trip from Seoul last year I was so excited to go back as soon as I could. As much as I enjoyed exploring Suwon’s Hwaseong Palace (화성행궁) and its magnificent fortress, I missed out on a place I […]
Seoul, South Korea Gets Better and Better Every Year… Seoul is the best and easiest city to explore on foot. I have been visiting Seoul once every year for the past 5 years. It’s my favorite city for stopover whenever I fly Korean Air from Bangkok to New York. Though to me, it’s not just any […]
One Day is Not Enough to Visit Suwon… While spending a long layover in Seoul back in March 2016 I was searching for a day trip from Seoul. Some place I’ve never heard before. Even though I’ve been to Seoul many times, I’ve never really had any other day trips except that one time at […]
A Cool Place to Hangout Even if You’re Not a Youngster If you’re a college aged student, that loves shopping and fashion be sure to visit Hongdae, you’ll be right in your element. Even if you’re an old guy like me, it’s still one pretty cool place to walk around, lay back, sip a cup […]
Seoul has a lot of wonderful neighborhoods but I mostly stay in Myeongdong, a really popular shopping district. Why? No matter what day of the week it is – Myeongdong is always busy and full of locals wandering around, shopping and enjoying meals in groups. It’s a trendy shopping area popular with young fashionistas and […]
From my experiences, there are not a lot of Asian countries that take care of their environment. I know that has a lot to do with social-economic situations of every Asian country. A rich nation though doesn’t guarantee a green environment however. Case in point China. South Korea’s got cash too. And they’re doing right […]
For the past 3 return trips I’ve made to Thailand, South Korea’s Incheon airport has been my transit point. For years I’ve switched airlines around, landing in different transit hubs like Hong Kong and Japan. Way before that, Thai Airways used to fly direct from JFK to BKK. Which was the best for me. But […]