Blogs from Incheon, South Korea, Asia - page 4


Asia » South Korea » Incheon September 24th 2012

Well it's been about 3 weeks since I have left the U.S. and settled in my home for the year. When I first thought about doing this blog I thought that I would be updating this thing on a regular basis. Every week or so.....I guess that didn't really happen. I am just now getting back to writing and responding to emails since I don't have internet at my apartment and my school computer decided to run a little faster this week. It would literally take me 15 minutes to type a 3 sentence email to my Mom. Every letter or mouse click would turn into a couple minutes of "thinking" by the computer. I think it was translating words from Korean into English and that's what took so long to display! Where to start....Basically it ... read more

Asia » South Korea » Incheon » Yeongheung-do September 6th 2012

For my last full day in Seoul I decided to visit the city of Incheon. Incheon is South Korea's third largest city and also an important port situated about an hour away from the centre of Seoul by metro. Incheon is also a city of historical significance as, during the Korean war ( yes, here she goes, droning on about the war again), it was the location of what is now considered one of the greatest military manoeuvres in history. By September 1950 the North Korean People's Army had occupied most of the country and had pushed the Allied forces down the a small corner in the south east, around Busan. General MacArthur's plan was to launch an amphibious landing on the heavily defended, geographically and strategically challenging Incheon coast, correctly assuming that landing behind enemy ... read more

Asia » South Korea » Incheon August 31st 2012

AN NYONG HELLO FROM KOREA hey guys currently watching korean tv (looking for something to watch but i cant understand anything) for those of you who havent been on a plane before ITS EPIC!!!!! you get your own entertainment system which is a mini tv on the back of the chair of the person in front of you and you get movies on demand you can play multiplayer games with people on the plane and you get serverd korean food took a LOONG time 10 hours! but tomorrow its 13 hours (to the UK) i geuss i better rub some bacon on it (in joke) oh and another weird thing was imagine a lavatory in heaven well thats what the toilets at the airport at korea are like they even have toliets that have button ... read more

Asia » South Korea » Incheon August 29th 2012

Today mummy, daddy and I had showers and breakfast at the hotel. Breakfast was very nice. I had a fried egg and some coco-pops. I also had a waffle with maple syrup which was very yummy and I enjoyed it alot. Our flight was 2 hours late leaving because of the 40 planes delayed yesterday by the typhoon. I watched the Lorax on the plane. The Korean Air hostess gave me a little fun pack that I could play with on the plane. The food was OK on the plane, but was not great - it was "plane food". I got a strawberry milk and some other snacks as well as my meal. We flew via Milan. In Rome we were picked up by Davide, the son of the lady we were renting the apartment from. ... read more
My breakfast waffle at Hyatt Hotel - Incheon
Me eating my Coco-Pops in Korea
Me and a robot made out of TV

Asia » South Korea » Incheon August 28th 2012

..... and I howled at my ma in the drivin' plane (Sung to the tune of Jumpin' Jack Flash). Firstly, my apologies for the Stones reference straight up, but those who know me well will forgive this slight indulgence. Secondly, apologies to Mick and Keith for butchering those immortal opening lines. In my defence, the hurricane reference is completely valid. We left for Incheon, Korea heading towards the destructive force of Typhoon Bolaven. The day before we left it had already made a mess of some islands in Japan, and was headed north for the Korean peninsula the same day we were due to arrive. Unfortunately this translated into a four hour delay leaving Brisbane. Anyway, the day started at 4:30, and thankfully Kay stayed over to drive us to the airport. So there we were ... read more
View (Not our room) from hotel
Breakfast in Korea
Breakfast Bar - Korea

Asia » South Korea » Incheon August 28th 2012

Today mummy, daddy and I got delayed four hours leaving Brisbane because of a typhoon in Korea. The plane trip was very exciting because it was my first time landing in a typhoon. There was a group of Asian schoolgirls on the plane also. They were a bit scared by the typhoon as we landed, and were screaming (but in a good way). We had a rough landing because of the typhoon and we had to wait on the tarmac in Incheon for 45 minutes before we could pull into a terminal. We were very tired that night and I went straight to bed after we arrived at the Hotel.... read more

Asia » South Korea » Incheon May 14th 2012

안녕 (AKA "An nyoung") from Korea!! Fernanda and I left Los Angeles at 11:30pm on Saturday, May 12 and landed in Incheon, the airport just outside of Seoul, at 4AM on Monday, May 14. Gotta love the international date line! There isn't much to tell right now. We went for a final dinner at the North Beach Caffe in Manhattan Beach and it was delicious. Other than that, we're both feeling sweaty and gross and we can't wait to get to our hotel in Beijing and take a nice shower. Enjoy some early photos! -Dafne... read more
Riding the bus
Asian Pose/Fight On

Asia » South Korea » Incheon » Deokjeok-do October 28th 2011

Bultanem Saram (pt. 2 of 2) Here's an update well after the event. This goes back to a Sunday in September, the second weekend after I got to Seocheon. I figured out those weird insect like things I ate with the Chinese women were immature silkworm (pupa or larve). Glad to have figured that out. Anyway, I met a ton of people at the beach on Sunday, and a couple folks I may meet in the future outside of Korea, should paths cross in a desert somewhere. Big props to Katlyn, Scottathan, and Crazy Matteh. You guys rock, and help make this strange land full of strange people (expats certainly not excepted) more cozy. Here's a few pics from the beach.... read more
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Asia » South Korea » Incheon » Sin-do October 23rd 2011

Sunday has arrived and the packing is done. Just about got the weight down to our allowance. Looking forward to lunch at The Aubergine with Jo and George then it's a final check of luggage before we head off to Eden Park for the final... Sitting in the departure lounge in South Korea trying to catch up again! The pre-final lunch with Jo & George was great fun. Then it was back to Jo's before George and I headed off to the Horse and Trap in Mt. Eden to meet up with Marshall again. Made it to the ground in time to see all the preliminaries (video follows later) The score line of 8 - 7 would suggest a boring match but it was anything but. The French could've just squeaked it in the end but ... read more
Jo, Linus & George
The Final

Asia » South Korea » Incheon » Sin-do September 30th 2011

10 hours and only half way! No sleep and head feels fried but v nice bottle of sauvignon blanc pre-flight. Transfer leaves in an hour. ... read more

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