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Flying to Seoul for the First Time: Tips and Tricks!

I'm the kind of traveler that likes to know exactly what to expect when I get to a new country.


I memorize airport maps, bus stops, and subway lines so that in case I can't find wifi or if I'm running low on time, I can find my way on my own. This is especially true in countries where English is not the native language.
When I first came to Korea, I was obviously a little nervous. I was going there to study abroad so there were people meeting me to take me to my university, but I still had to get off the plane, through immigration, and somehow find this one cafe that was our meeting point all by myself.
I've been traveling since I was literally 4 months old so I wasn't too scared, but I wish I had had a little more info on what Incheon was actually like.

So, for those of you who are planning to visit Korea for the first time soon, I shared what it is like to fly into Incheon and get all the way to Seoul.

This includes some things to expect with the landing (aka why Korea is called 'Land of the Morning Calm') and how to go fill out immigration forms.

I hope this is helpful! Enjoy^^~

Other facts:

- Incheon airport is about 2 hours outside of Seoul!

- There are actually 2 international airports in Seoul, Gimpo and Incheon. Most likely, you'll be flying into Incheon which is the largest, but if you're flying in from Japan you might be taken to Gimpo which is slightly closer to Seoul!

- Incheon airport has SO MUCH TO DO including a rollerskating rink, traditional music concerts, a movie theatre, a capsule hotel, a museum, and places where you can wear hanbok and make Korean crafts!
If you have any more questions, feel free to leave them belowwww~
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This is awesome! I'm actually flying out this weekend for my 1st trip to korea! so this is really helpful!
@VixenViVi omg you're just in time for perfect weather! the insane summer heat just ended a few days ago :)
Yessss that was my whole plan XD I actually planned my vacation around weather! I'm so excited to see the places you go!! You were an amazing help in picking things to see!
wahhhh thank you!! if you have any more questions you know where to find me ;)
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