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03 Sep

Last dash to Insadong, Korea

I was due to fly out at 5pm. A good time… and a bad time. Meant I had to check out of the hotel and do something until that time. So I decided to return to Insadong, the natty area in Seoul where there was good food (if I’d had the time and inclination to […]

02 Sep

Inching through Incheon, Korea

My last full day in Seoul was actually spent visiting the port city of Incheon near the main airport. Seoul airport (or Incheon International Airport) is actually an hours drive out of Seoul and Incheon itself is the port and harbour city. As my travel companion was due to fly out that afternoon, we booked […]

01 Sep

Soul searching in Seoul

Armed with the maps and knowledge from yesterdays consultation with the helpful tourist information staff at Seoul Airport, we caught the airport bus back to the airport at 10ish and then after buying some breakfast (even though it was all ‘expenses’ $10 for a bagel is still galling at the hotel…), we bought a ticket […]

31 Aug

Finding a ‘traditional’ Korean market…

Having arrived in Seoul, Korea from Russia, and with only a few days layover, we went to the tourist information desk to try and work out what to see in Seoul the next day. Our first goal was to see a ‘proper’ market where we could find traditional Korean stuff. I think our definition of […]

31 Aug

Zig-zagging across time zones

At the ungodly hour of 5.30am, I was down in the hotel foyer admiring their large coarse weaving behind the checkout desk. Damn. I would have paid handsomly for that yesterday as a souvenir of Yakutsk! But my fate was to be bundled into a car very shortly and dashed to the airport to take […]

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