Saturday, August 24, 2013


December 2009
March 2012

It was winter when I visited Korea for the first time. When the immigration officer asked me why I visited Korea, I just responded, “to see the snow.” She smiled back and officially welcomed me to Korea. Luckily, snow was falling, like diamonds and crystals, from the sky on our first day. The environment was like covered with white silk. It was so pure. The feeling was so ecstatic that I forgot that I had mumps. Yes I was sick, but still I managed to play with snow like a child.

Spring Season of year 2012 when I came back, to accompany a group of friends to meet their relatives in Seoul

Getting to Downtown Seoul:

It was a long drive from Incheon International Airport to downtown Seoul. We took a cab in 2009 going to downtown Seoul. The Incheon-Seoul AREX – Airport Express Train was not yet operating at that time. It was opened on December 29, 2010 and the journey only takes 45 minutes from Incheon International Airport to Seoul City.

Getting Around Seoul:

If I am not mistaken, there are 10 Metro Lines in Seoul including Incheon Metro and Airport Express train. All lines are interconnected. Most of Seoul’s attractions are accessible by metro.
Also, Seoul City has a convenient hop-on, hop-off bus tour that stops in all of the major attractions.

How to Get to Seoul City Tour Bus Departure area:

 Take subway line 5 to Gwanghwamun Station and go out exit 6 or

 Take subway line 1 or 2 to City Hall Station and go out exit 3, walk for 5 minutes.

You can pick your own tour here >> SEOUL CITY TOUR BUS

 Gyeongbokgung  Palace& Museum:  Take Subway Line 3, alight at Gyeongbokgung Station, then exit 5 

Namsan Hanok Village:  Take Subway Line 4, alight at Chungmuro Station then Exit 3 

Dongdaemun Gate:  Take Subway Line 1 or 4, alight at Dongdaemun Station then Exit 6 
N Seoul Tower: Take Subway Line 4, alight at Myeondong Station then Exit 3. Use the road to the right of Pacific Hotel and walk 10 minutes to Namsan Cable car Station. 
Love Locks : located also at  the N. Seoul Tower / Namsan Park

Myeongdong Cathedral: Take Subway Line 4, alight at Myeong-dong Station then Exit 8  
Lotte World: Take subway Line 2, alight at Jamsil Station, then exit 4 
Star Avenue: Take subway line 2, alight at Jamsil Station then exit 4 

One of my memorable experiences in Korea was the DMZ TOUR.

The most dangerous border on the planet called DMZ (De-Militarized Zone), is the border between South and North Korea. The line was established on July 27, 1953. It is the most visited place in Korea by foreigner visitors. So you don’t have to worry about the safety because it is safe. All visitors must book a tour to accredited travel agent. >>> CLICK HERE

at the Great Divide - Panmunjeom DMZ
Panmungak Bldg. North Korea at the Great Divide 

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