Monday, February 06, 2012

Korea 7 Days 6 Nights (Jeju + Seoul)

Day 1 (part 1)
WooHoo.... Arrived at Seoul. The flight that day arrived as per scheduled. We spend some time at the ladies room (washroom) to layer up especially for some of our other travelling partners who were super afraid of COLD weather. Yeap.... it is their first time travelling in WINTER...!!! for Angie and Myself, it was nothing as we have been to Harbin before in 2008 and during that time, the weather is 4x colder than now. (fyi, korea is -4C at the time of our arrival).

Once we stepped out
of the ladies, we walked towards immigration clearance area. WOW.... there were so many peoples (especially for foreign passport). We waited for close to an hour to finally had our passport stamped. With that, we went to collect our luggage and proceeded outside to check out the tourism information counter. Both myself and Angie went looking for the Hanjin Express which is located in 1st or 3rd floor (near to counter A). The reason we are looking for Hanjin Express is because there were 2 bags which we do not plan to bring to JEJU (those two bags are really huge bags which we planned to pack all our shopping items when we shop in Seoul later). I am sure you have seen our itinerary, we are travelling to Jeju on the first day and will stay in Jeju 3 nights before flying back to Seoul. We informed the Hanjin Express guy that we want our 2 luggages to be transferred to MOON GUESTHOUSE (which is our accommodation in Seoul on our 4th & 5th night). We thought that the charges to courier our luggage there will cost a ton. Surprisingly, it cost only W9000 per bag (equivalent to RM25.65 where w2.85 = RM1.00 at the time when we exchange all our Korean Won).

After this was done. We traveled to G
IMPO airport via AREX subway. It cost only W3,900 @ RM11.10. To go to the AREX subway, you just need to go to B1 from the lift near exit 5. I know that there are a few other lift that can reach that place but cannot remember already. All you need to do is ask the tourist information counter for the info. They speak English. The train takes about 20 - 30 minutes to reach GIMPO.

Once there, we went directly to EASTERJET counter to ask for our flight ticket to be exchange. At that time, it was around 9.30am. We exchanged our ticket from original flight to Jeju at 1.30pm to flight at 11.45am. The additional cost per pax which we need for forked up is W6,000 @ RM17.10. FYI, the flight ticket is inclusive of 15kg bag check-in.
(referring to my previous blog where i booked my flight ticket at W102,000. With additional W6,000, the total flight ticket to Jeju (return) is W108,000 @ RM307.80).

Since we have about an hour to spare, we went to the closest convenient store to have our breakfast (something simple and on-the-go).
after we filled our stomach, we waited at the gate for the flight attendance to inform us when we can board the flight. At 11.45am, we boarded the flight and depart for Jeju.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Korea 7 Days 6 Nights (Jeju + Seoul)

Finally, the day has arrived. We are taking our flight from LCCT, KL, Msia to Incheon, Seoul, Korea. Total number of travellers in our group - 5pax. Total Journey took 6hrs ++. Since Korea is an hour earlier than us (e.g. Korea time 7am is Msia time 6am), we reached korea at 6.20am korean time (5.20am Malaysian time). As mentioned in our earlier post, we traveled to Korea via Air Asia.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Korea 7 Days 6 Nights (Jeju + Seoul)

Since last year 23rd May 2011, we have already booked our flight to Korea Incheon for 7 days 6 nights from 5th Feb'12 - 11th Feb'12. Yeah.... most of you would have thought that we planned to go there skiing - one of the best skiing place in the world. Unfortunately, i have had bad experiences with skiing previously, hence, i avoided skiing like a mad woman ...
Yeap, our trip is just purely sight-seeing in WINTER time Korea. Yahooo........

Below were the itinerary that Angie and i worked out for our Korea 7 days 6 nights trip.
[The picture shown below were some of the pictures taken from internet intended for personal use only]

The above calculation is based on exchange rate of RM3:W1,000

Well.... as usual, this is just planned itinerary, the final trip may turned out completely different from the above but i guess i prefer to have some basis to estimate our budget & travelling itinerary.

Based on above calculation, we estimated to use about RM2,500 (transport [car rental, petrol, jeju internal flight & subway in Seoul], meals, accommodation, entrance fee etc)
Our flight from Kuala Lumpur to Incheon Airport is RM970 all in (2 x meals, 15kg bag & 30kg bag return, seating arrangement etc).
Total estimated budget for 7 days 6 nights Korea (Seoul + Jeju) = RM2500 + RM970 = RM3,470.