Christmas Break in South Korea





Winter 2012 in South Korea. Come along with me on my journey to Seoul and Pusan!

In a sunny morning, I left the Lung Wah Residential Colleges for the Hong Kong International Airport at 11:37AM, took the A10 Airport bus from Kennedy Town directly to Terminal 2. Along the way, I met a young lady who was also heading her way to join a Korean tour. We chatted up on how Korea is a great place to buy cosmetics, skincare and savory snacks for the family.

I arrived at the airport and settled in about a 1.5 hour ahead of schedule, so I used the airport’s free internet service to book hostels for Tokyo. I flew Thai Airways, and it was a pleasant flight. The flight attendents were very nice. They provide motion sickness medication upon request!

I arrived at Seoul Incheon Airport 5 hours later, and Joseph picked me up at the airport. He bought a T card, the equivalent of Hong Kong Octopus card of Korea for $30USD. It took about 1.5hr to transfer from the airport to our hostel, Hi Youth Seoul Hostel on the purple line.

HiSeoul Hostel turned out to be better than I expected of hostels. It was more like a hotel! Three beds and private bathroom for about $20-30USD/night is not a bad deal. The bonus is its about 5 minutes walk from the No. 5 Purple Line Yeongdongpo Station train station.

The next few days we plan on going to LotteWorld (Seoul’s most famous amusement park), Myeongdong (shopping district), Dongdaemeun (a cheaper shopping district with flea markets), Itaewon (International restaurants niche), Insadong (hotspot for souvenirs) and Namsan Tower or Seoul Tower!

Stay tuned!

Night view of LotteWorld!