Have you been to Korea yet? No. Let's go! That's pretty much how my traveling buddy Tarin and I decide where we are going to vacation. We also check the flight loads and monitor the passenger listings to see what is easiest for standby travelers to jump on. We recently scoped out a 5 night stay to South Korea that looked great for us to get on.
We caught the Hawaiian Airlines afternoon flight to Incheon and arrived the next day at 8pm. I booked an Air BnB located in Bucheon which is between Incheon (the airport) and Seoul. It had a loft with a bed and a sofa bed, small kitchen and bathroom with shower all for a total of $300. The great part about this apartment is its convenience, it was literally 3 minutes away from the train station, across the street from the most beautiful park and just one block away from a series of restaurants, bars, eateries and shopping.
Honestly, I preferred being here in the country away from the big city. The area was walkable, stunningly beautiful and very convenient. The only downside is no one speaks English. But like us you can probably get by with trying to sign language your way through by pointing, gesturing, using photos or just the luck of the draw.
In addition to it's beauty, this region of Korea was stuffed with delicious delicacies and amazing restaurants. Everything from little mom & pop shops, to 7-Eleven, to Yakiniku eateries and more, there's so much to eat and the food is so good, fresh and tasty you'll want to devour it all, then eat again and then pick up more to take home and eat later.
Here's a quick look at Bucheon. english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=1876979
Scattered about you will find little pop-up street vendors selling everything from desserts to small savory bites. One block from our apartment we found this husband and wife team (presumably) making delicious honey peanut fried pancakes and crispy deep fried hot dogs. Sooooo good! We had no idea what we were eating until we bit into it.
Stay tuned for my next blog on Lotte World and our visit to Seoul!