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My Last 2 Days in Korea

I’ll be condesing my last two days in South Korea in one post, due to a lack of time. I’m already in Australia as I’m writing this post. First of all I must say that South Korea was simply amazing, I truly loved being there and hope to go back soon. Just it was a pity we had so little time and not enough to explore as much as I would’ve like to.

Gangnam

2 days ago we made our way to one of Seoul’s most famous areas worldwide, Gangnam. The area became famous overnight with PSY’s international hit “Gangnam Style” which focused on this area which is one of the city’s most expensive areas. There are many offices in this area and a lot of stores. Of course there is also a landmark dedicated to the iconic dance PSY did in his music video.

We were there during working hours so there weren’t that many people on the street, but my wife explained me that at closing time and dinner time the streets are crowded with office staff unwinding or rushing home.

Our Lunch

I must be honest with you, our lunch was far from being amazing. Hunger had creeped up on us and we decided in quite a rush what to have, and our decision was Saboten. For those not familiar with it Saboten is a Japanese franchise which serves mainly fried meat and fish. My advice, if you can just go to a Korean reastaurant. I know I will next time.

Overt to Itaewon

Same day different area. After lunch we moved from Gangnam to Itaewon. The areas are significantly different. Gangnam is home to the headquarters of many corporations. Itaewon is one of the most international areas in Seoul. Walking around here it is very easy and common to come across foreigners. If you’re looking for some nightlife this is also a good place to be, lots of pubs, clubs and restaurants.

Also I think the streets look slightly more european. This will give you a familiar feeling but also makes this area a bit less special.

At Incheon Airport

The next morning we didn’t have much time to do anything as we had to get our suitcases organised and get to the airport in time for our flight to Sydney. At the cost of sounding repetitive I have to say that Incheon International Airport is an attraction itself. We got there with plenty of time to spare. This is a habit of mine so that we could relax a bit before our flight. Also collect some duty free we had booked. There is plenty to do at Incheon Airport. The stores are very well assorted and you’re sure to find something you’re interested in.

Throughout the day at specific hours there are performances of traditional Korean music and staff in traditional Korean attire that reenact ceremonies.

Just like on our flight over from Rome we flew Korean Air to Sydney on an A380, comfortable plenty of leg room in a standard 3-4-3 seat configuration.
Korean Air A380

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Alex Achille

Ex Cabin Crew with Emirates, I've always loved travelling and other cultures. In this website I'll be sharing my experiences along with my reviews of the latest Korean Dramas and TV Series I've watched.