Autumn in Korea (part 1): Ahnyeonng haseyo from Seoul!

...continued  from Autumn in Korea (guide): The Cats Invasion at a Glance Now, let's get started with this tour. First of all, th...




Now, let's get started with this tour. First of all, there are 11 of us who finally got on this trip. The course of it all started from booking the fare last year. Yeah, It's a year-of-planning-kind-of-tour.


So, one sudden instance, on one busy week of November 2013, we crammed into booking all the twelve (originally) of us on a promo fare with Cebu Pacific. Promo fares are fast to disappear and so is the internet signal of my provider that time. Thus I lost the sale seats for the 6 pax of us on the same flight going to Incheon that the other half has successfully managed to buy right away. Luckily, another promo offer was available on AirAsia for the same date but earlier flight. Hence we got the badge for platoon 1.



Funny names like that are very much WU. This is Platoon 1 at NAIA 3 on an early Friday morning. Hello, hello from us!
Hubby Jun & me (The Cats), Jessie & Diane (The Pats), Mac & Yami (The Macs)


We were originally booked at 1230am. The airline changed it and moved that flight schedule at a better time - 0730am. This is good coz we didn't catch any traffic jam of Manila going to the airport.

Korea requires visa and there are so many available writeups how to get one that I will forgo writing how we did it. It's easy, but be aware that there are people I know who have been denied for some reasons. The good news is that visa application is FREE with minimum validity of 3 months. Bad news is if you've been denied, you can only re-apply after 6 months. Ouch! :-(


We arrived at Incheon International Airport at about 12noon.

 

Their airport is sooo big!



It's very clean, with operational air conditioning units, comfortable rest rooms, charging stations with universal adapters, international fast food chains and definitely high ceiling.


Baggage conveyor system is working efficiently.



There are also information kiosk, printed maps of getting around the city, transportation booths,  and a very fast FREE internet wifi connection! Anything you can ask for, I guess. *wink



We chose getting to our hotel in Seoul thru the airport limousine. The bus is new. Conductors readily put our bags on the luggage compartment. Couches are clean with generous leg room and fare is very affordable. Our 1-hour travel from Incheon to Seoul is worry-free! 


Thanks to it, we got a pretty view of the country side, too.


Tada! This is Seoul at daytime. 


 Ahnyeong haseyo from Mr. Panda!




Planning for a Korean tour? Let me give you an idea how much it will cost with breakdown of our expenses on every post. For part 1, here it is:

  • Philippine Travel Tax and Terminal Fee - Pph 1620 and Php 550 per person
  • Round trip Promo Fare for Manila/Incheon - Php 8100 per person
  • Lunch at KFC Incheon International Airport - KRW 24,000 for 2 or Php 1080 (2persons), Php 540 per head
  • Airport Limousine Bus from Incheon to Euljiro Station - KRW 14,000 per pax or Php 630 per person


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  1. Nice photos. I'd love to visit Korea. Korean food is far too delicious and all the Koreans I've met have been super friendly and spoken very good English. My friend has also told that they have great parties in Seoul, haha! :)

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