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Seoul Survivors

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A December 2007 trip to Seoul by Ishtar

Sky Hotel Seoul Photo, Seoul, South Korea More Photos
Quote: We were caught in transit in Seoul for a mere 48 hours in freezing weather and no car. How we survived.

Seoul Survivors

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Overview

Seoul Plaza Photo, Seoul, South Korea
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The overview for this hiccup is heavily biased by the mood of having lost one's luggage. We both realize that had this not been the case, we would have taken advantage of the many tours that are offered through the airport for transit passengers with 5 or more hours of time available on their hands. However, in light of the problems we encountered, we tried to make the best of the situation without straying too far from the airport. Incheon Airport is a very modern facility that moves approximately 100,000 passengers per day, and offers the transiter many amenities, including an onsite hotel...Read More

Sky Hotel Seoul

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Hotel | "Sky Hotel"

Sky Hotel Seoul Photo, Seoul, South Korea
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Somebody gave this hotel 3 stars; somebody else said that there was a restaurant and bar here. A third person had a photograph of a lovely reception area with couches, etc... I'd like to meet all these people, because the Sky Hotel that we stayed at had none of the above. This hotel was not researched by either one of us, and was a toin coss, since we didn't want to go Seoul from the airport, and that the Hyeonchungsa Shrine I had wanted to visit was a 4 hour deal round trip. When we finally reached the "help" desk at Incheon Airport, we were given choices of nearby hotels where we could spend the...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 21, 2007

Sky Hotel Seoul
2790-2 Unseo-dong
Seoul, South Korea

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Restaurant

Dunkin' Donuts Menu Photo, Seoul, South Korea
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If you're wondering why on earth Dunkin' Donuts earns a place as a restaurant, it's because it was the only place that could feed us breakfast when we stayed at the Sky Hotel. In the event that you ever follow in our footsteps, and find yourself in this area, which is a newly built up area with apartment buildings and the like, please consult this directory as it contains over 2400 entries of cafés/restaurants in South Korea, and guess wha...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 21, 2007

Terrace

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Restaurant

Salad Photo, Seoul, South Korea
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The Terrace Restaurant can be spotted from the third floor, which is the departure area at Incheon Airport, especially if you are roaming around the duty-free shops or have business to conduct with the special desk of Korean Airlines, which we did, as our luggage had not appeared when we had landed. You get there by taking an escalator, and you can either dine under the market umbrellas or go inside and have your buffet at a table or booth seating. Though the restaurant posts open hours from 6am to 9pm, that particular day they were closing a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 21, 2007

Getting Stuck at Incheon Airport

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Story/Tip

Incheon Airport Photo, Seoul, South Korea
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We were so excited when we got our tickets to Vietnam on very short notice that we never really made much of the terribly inconvenient and tiring route we’d have to take. The Star Alliance, which counts Delta and Korean Air as part of its circle, will always "award" you the most circuitous route they can find, and never expect to fly anywhere directly, without stopping, though Korean Air has daily flights from New York to Incheon in about thirteen hours, Delta routed us this way: JFK to Las Vegas; Las Vegas to Korea; Korea to Ha Noi. Return trip via L.A. Yes, we were surprised to find we’d have to connect in Las Vegas with Korean Air, but apparently, many folks from Korea are now flying into ...Read More