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Living in The Philippines => Places to Visit/ Things to Do => Topic started by: Frosty on April 18, 2013, 08:11:02 AM

Title: Seoul
Post by: Frosty on April 18, 2013, 08:11:02 AM
We have a few hour lay over in Seoul before we fly to Cebu. Anyone know of any good restrants or things to see or do close to the airport?
Title: Re: Seoul
Post by: medic3500 on April 18, 2013, 05:24:36 PM
There are several good restaurants in Incheon not far from the airport, unfortunately I always had someone meeting me at the airport that worked in Seoul and knew his way around and the language. Used to take me to this seafood place on the equivalent of the boardwalk. All fish and critters kept alive in tanks until you selected what you wanted, reasonable prices and a taste to die for.  I lived in Seoul for six years, but that has been a few years back. The rail and subway system is straight forward and easy to navigate all stops are marked in English. What I found is asking a  college aged person directions is your best resource. They are more willing to help and try to speak or practice their English with you. Several times while living there I would travel alone to places I was not familiar with and would find the younger crowd were more than willing to help and even sometimes offer to take you to a nice restaurant.   
Title: Re: Seoul
Post by: Gray Wolf on April 25, 2013, 11:33:41 PM
We have a few hour lay over in Seoul before we fly to Cebu. Anyone know of any good restaurants or things to see or do close to the airport?

I wasn't aware they would let you out of the airport at all during a stopover.    Wouldn't you have to leave and return through immigration? 
I didn't even ask when we stopped over in Seoul when we flew to Manila via Korean Air.  I just assumed we had to remain in a certain corridor.
I know they wouldn't let us leave a particular wing of the airport while flying Northwest and Delta and switching planes in Japan. 
Title: Re: Seoul
Post by: medic3500 on April 26, 2013, 08:46:14 AM
Good point Jack, Seoul was my destination. I didn't even consider that one would have to clear immigrations.
Title: Re: Seoul
Post by: Frosty on April 26, 2013, 12:22:47 PM
I think you are right GW.
Now I will be stuck in the airport drinking high priced beer.
Title: Re: Seoul
Post by: Tally J on April 26, 2013, 10:06:55 PM
I also have been wanting to do some things during my Seoul layovers.  Found this site on the internet that may provide some insight:
http://www.layoverguide.com/2012/06/seoul-layover.html
Title: Re: Seoul
Post by: suzukig1 on April 27, 2013, 08:49:21 AM
I also have been wanting to do some things during my Seoul layovers.  Found this site on the internet that may provide some insight:
[url]http://www.layoverguide.com/2012/06/seoul-layover.html[/url]


Many people use Incheon Airport as a connection point but are flying on a different airline (and not code share) to their final destination.  These people can exit the airport.  As mentioned by others if you're on the same airline (or a code share) with a connection through Incheon you probably can't leave the security restricted area.
Title: Re: Seoul
Post by: Tally J on April 27, 2013, 09:22:13 PM
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Many people use Incheon Airport as a connection point but are flying on a different airline (and not code share) to their final destination.  These people can exit the airport.  As mentioned by others if you're on the same airline (or a code share) with a connection through Incheon you probably can't leave the security restricted area.

So I am thinking that I may have to wait until I move to the PI later this year to return to Seoul for a visit.  Was hoping to see a little of it in a quick visit first.  I'll have to change my plans.
Title: Re: Seoul
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on April 27, 2013, 10:22:26 PM
Unless you love snow, just remember that South Korea's winter is between October and March!

https://www.google.com/search?q=pictures+of+snow+in+S.+Korea&sa=G&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=Bt97Uea4NKyeiAeS0oFQ&ved=0CDIQsAQ&biw=1120&bih=635
Title: Re: Seoul
Post by: John Edwards on April 27, 2013, 10:43:01 PM
My girlfriend has never seen snow in person and I want to change that. Maybe Iíll take her to Seoul around January during a forced leave.
Title: Re: Seoul
Post by: medic3500 on April 27, 2013, 10:49:06 PM
First time my ex-wife saw snow she changed into her Bikini went out and started playing in it making snow angels etc. All the while I am snapping pictures to send to her family. She was kid in a candy store. 
Title: Re: Seoul
Post by: Lee2 on April 28, 2013, 06:02:56 AM
First time my wife saw snow was in Vegas up in the mountains when I drove her and her Filipina friend up there and both of them played in the snow with only wind breakers on like children would and without feeling the cold but I was freezing just standing by the car with only a wind breaker on, so I had to get back in the car. Neither or them got tired or cold and eventually it was me who told them it was time to go and then when they got in the car, they asked me to turn the heater up. I guess excitement shuts off the feeling of cold since my wife is the one that is always cold and I usually am never cold. 

I too have been thinking about a visit to Seoul since we pass through there every year and have never stayed over. I do not think this year would be a good time to visit, I will wait until the conflict between the North and the South is over. I only hope nothing ever comes of all the Norths threats so there is still a Seoul to visit.
Title: Re: Seoul
Post by: Gray Wolf on April 28, 2013, 07:05:28 AM
Glo didn't put on a bikini and make snow angels, but she did help me keep the front walk clean one snowy winter

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g63/graywolf101/th_SNOWGIRL-3.jpg) (http://s53.photobucket.com/user/graywolf101/media/SNOWGIRL-3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Seoul
Post by: Gray Wolf on April 28, 2013, 07:10:50 AM
As mentioned by others if you're on the same airline (or a code share) with a connection through Incheon you probably can't leave the security restricted area.

That's the situation with us when we flew through Korea and Japan as well.  We weren't on a layover, just making a connecting flight with a long wait in between.

But hey!  Now I know there are things to do inside the airport!  I'll check out some online info and see where everything is inside besides just my departure gate.  ;)
Title: Re: Seoul
Post by: BudM on April 28, 2013, 07:19:18 AM
Glo didn't put on a bikini and make snow angels, but she did help me keep the front walk clean one snowy winter

We are not buying his story though as he did not post pics like you did for proof of it.
Title: Re: Seoul
Post by: medic3500 on April 28, 2013, 09:59:01 AM
She is an ex for a reason, and I know longer have any pictures or connections to her whatsoever. However I think she has facebook, and I'm sure those along with a few thousand other pictures are there.
Title: Re: Seoul
Post by: Gray Wolf on April 28, 2013, 11:58:10 PM
She is an ex for a reason, and I know longer have any pictures or connections to her whatsoever. However I think she has facebook, and I'm sure those along with a few thousand other pictures are there.

Old photos, slides, videos and art renderings of my ex were confiscated by her attorney as a part of our divorce.  I have nothing but fond (cough, cough, hack, retch) memories of my ex.   ;)   
Title: Re: Seoul
Post by: intocebu on April 29, 2013, 07:00:12 AM
Me  too gray wolf but in my case i made all my photos of my Ex and me Vanish :D.....Dave
Title: Re: Seoul
Post by: John Edwards on April 29, 2013, 10:19:41 PM
 I have memories too and I wish I could hack and cough them out. In fact, a good puking would improve the flavor that they leave in my mouth.
Title: Re: Seoul
Post by: Gray Wolf on April 29, 2013, 11:21:08 PM
Bwahahahaha!!!   ;D