Korea Day 7 (09 May 09) – Time Fillers

This is our last day in Korea, after spending about a week here. In the morning after breakfast we were driven to the airport for our flight back to Seoul. The flight was uneventful. Upon reaching Seoul some 2 hrs later, our guide gave us some options on how we wanna spend the rest of our time here before we head to the airport. Some of the folks chose Chinatown. So we were driven to the Chinatown. Well nothing much here, as this is the place where the Chinese set up business and sell stuff, the usual stuff one would see in any Chinatown around the world. However we did get a shock here. One of the members in the tour group approached this shop browsing through their merchandise, then came a woman’s voice very loudly and rudely commented in Chinese “Don’t touch if you don’t want to buy”. We were like if we don’t touch and see your products how the hell we know what to buy? Several of the group member (including my auntie) rebutted the comment and told the woman she should just close her shop if she is having a bad day. After that incident, we continue our walk around this area…. really uneventful.

Walking around Chinatown in Seoul
Walking around Chinatown in Seoul
Walking around Chinatown in Seoul
Walking around Chinatown in Seoul
Walking around Chinatown in Seoul

We were then brought to this pier where our bus was driven up a ferry (with us in it). After the driver parked the bus, we got off the bus and went to the upper decks of the ferry. This is the seagull feeding itinerary as stated in our tour package. My auntie bought a packet of fried prawn crackers and started to feed the seagulls, and so did some of the member of the tour group. Upon reaching the other side of the sea, we got on our bus and we were driven to the airport for our flight home.

Seagull feeding onboard the ferry
Crossing the channel towards Seoul
Crossing the channel towards Seoul

This is my first time to Korea, if not for the language barrier (very few Koreans can actually speak English), I would like to do a free and easy of this country and not subjected to the touristy stuffs like being pushed into a ginseng shop listening to them promoting their products and such. Korea is a vast country and gives me the impression that they are very self-sufficient, the locals are also very proud of their heritage through the preservation of some of these palaces, and also we saw locals visiting these palaces. I might return to Korea one of these days to travel abit more on this place, but this time round not in a tour group.

The bird that is gonna take us home
Korea art and craft in the airport
After immigration area in Incheon Airport
Last minute shopping in the airport
Ready to take off
Last glimpse of Korea
Last glimpse of Korea
Last glimpse of Korea
Food onboard Asiana Airlines
 

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