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Missing Tokyo

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An October 2008 trip to Seoul by SeenThat

Incheon International Airport Photo, Incheon, South Korea More Photos
Quote: In my way back to the US from Bangkok, the flip-flops of modern days flights forced me to stop in Seoul. For the third time I was at almost parachuting distance from Tokyo, and missed it.

Eight Hours in Seoul

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Incheon International Airport Photo, Incheon, South Korea
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On Planes and AirportsUsing technologies half a century old and a medieval guild-like organization, modern airplanes and airports pose heavy dilemmas to the eternal pilgrim. Unnecessarily, airlines are often regulated by trade agreements between countries; most airlines connecting two given countries belong to them and national airlines enjoy unfair advantages at their home airports. That means competition is almost nil; the natural consequence is that we – the travelers – pay inflated prices and are offered obsolete technologies, delays and often, bad food. With the Concord gone and no other alternative technology to be adopted as a mass transport method in the next years, it seems...Read More

Incheon International Airport

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Incheon International Airport Photo, Incheon, South Korea
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Incheon is Asia's sixth busiest airport in passengers’ number, the world's eleventh largest in number of international passengers and the world's fifth airport in terms of freight. The airport was inaugurated in 2001, on land reclaimed from the sea that united the islands of Yeongjong and Yongyu.Since 2006, it has been consecutively rated as the best airport in the world and received a 5-star ranking by Skytrax, an award shared only by Hong Kong’s International Airport and Singapore...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 12, 2008

Incheon International Airport
Incheon International Airport
Incheon

Incheon International Airport

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Restaurant | "Udong Kimchi at Delisky"

Incheon International Airport Photo, Incheon, South Korea
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Incheon AirportLocated in a small pavilion occupying one of the sides of Incheon's boarding area's long arch, Delisky offers a rather simple environment that puts emphasis on the right spot: Korean food. At the other side of the pavilion is Au Bon Pain; both establishments share the tables placed between their counters.The pavilion being open to the central corridor of the terminal and the tables being rather simple, the stay at the place was not very comfortable; actually the coaches next to the boarding gates were better, but the prospect of an authentic Korean meal was tempting enough for stopping there despite my not being hungry.Korean Food...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 10, 2008

Incheon International Airport
Incheon International Airport
Incheon

Incheon International Airport

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Restaurant | "Au Bon Pain"

Incheon International Airport Photo, Incheon, South Korea
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One of the joys of travel is the opportunity to check similar products, services and chains in different places. Along time, Au Bon Pain became a favorite stop of mine in Bangkok, where it helped me to overcome the lack of bread in the local diet whenever needed. Au Bon PainCreated in Boston in 1978, Au Bon Pain is a bakery chain that serves also good quality coffees; its French name translates as "At the Good Bread." Its distinctive shops can be found in many ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 10, 2008

Incheon International Airport
Incheon International Airport
Incheon

Bi Bim Bab

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Over Seoul Photo, Seoul, South Korea
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On the Verge of Skipping Bi Bim BabTraveling from Thailand to Los Angeles with Asiana meant having three meals onboard. The first one was a very late dinner – or was it a very early breakfast? – on the way to the stopover in Seoul. The insipid, shapeless rice and the suspicious meatballs convinced me to skip the following meals during the last leg of the trip; I could no expect the airline to redeem itself with such a short notice. After landing at the Incheon airpor...Read More