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Seoul has two 'real' Chinatowns: 1) Garibong-dong (가리봉동), down the hill from near Guro (구로) stn exit 3. This is the larger of the two, and insular to the point that not many Koreans, much less other tourists, venture here. It's also under threat from a giant redevelopment project that's been imminent for several years, but I was unable to find any ...


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Take the Airport Railroad to Seoul Station and from there a "Mugunghwa" train to Daejeon. The "all stop" train (1 hour journey) from the airport to Seoul costs 3950 KRW. There is an express train doing the journey in 30 minutes. It costs 8000 KRW. http://english.arex.or.kr/jsp/eng/information/use_information.jsp The train from Seoul top Daejeon (journey ...


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Take the train. The AREX will whisk you from Incheon Airport straight to Gimpo Airport in 35 minutes for just 3,550 won (~US$3), with trains every 10 minutes or so. Note that you'll need to take the regular (commuter) service, the express goes straight to Seoul Station. There are also bus services, which can be marginally faster if traffic is in your ...


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You can take the metro from Incheon to Gimpo. The line is named AREX It takes 34 min and costs 3550 ₩ (~3 € / $). Itinerary on smrt.co.kr


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Songnae is a suburb of Seoul. In addition to the random drinking holes you'll find around the station (and any station in Seoul), you've got a one-seat ride on subway line 1 to Yongsan, Seoul's largest foreigner-friendly nightlife district, and a single transfer to Hongdae/Sinchon, for the Korean and nightclub experiences.


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Visa is NOT required to transit through Incheon Airport (Seoul) for Nationals of the Philippines, under the following conditions: Participate in the Transit Tourism Program (Advertised as free, but you have to pay 10 US dollars as an entry-procedure fee). You will have to make a reservation in advance. Hold an airline ticket for transit within 72 hours. ...


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According to this blog, there is a "gigantic authentic unofficial Chinatown" in Seoul near "Guro-go": The address is: Yenbian Street: Garibong-dong, Guro-gu


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Yes, it is usual, at least in Japan. Note that even in Europe you can't book too early. Although regular airlines such as JAL and ANA operate on a similar schedule than other international airlines (i.e., tickets go on sale about a year in advance) for international routes, low-cost airlines operate on a tighter schedule. For example, Summer 2015 tickets at ...


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Generally, the most popular tourist destination for beaches are located on East and South coast of Korea. With some minor exceptions, I'd avoid West coast in general because most of their beaches look like this: I know one of your primary concerns is proximity of the destination via public transportation, but what you must know is that Korea has one of ...


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You can probably look at Visit Korea site to determine what's within a reachable distance from where you will be staying in Sinchon But on a quick look: Eurwangni beach - if one is to believe the accuracy of Google Maps Publich Transport information it is reachable in an hour and a half Geojampo beach - Also reachable in an hour and a half Along with ...


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The same questions showed up in TripAdvisor, and on FlyerTalk even though not with the same airport or airline. In TripAdvisor one traveler mentions he checked a new bag during a stop in Amsterdam flying by KLM and he had no problem. On FlyerTalk another traveler says he checked a new luggage during a layover in Frankfurt (doesn't mention which airline he ...



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