Travel Diary: Seoul

Lynn Gilmartin

I've just taken off from Incheon airport, now flying 40,000 miles in the air, Melbourne-bound, after my first visit to Korea. I've been to a lot of airports over the years and a few have impressed me, but I must say that Incheon Airport blew me away. I was a little reluctant to head to the airport five hours early for my flight, however when I discovered last-minute that many places closed on Monday in Seoul, particularly my destination of choice for my free day -- Dungdaemun Market (a collection of 26 malls, housing over 30,000 retail stores, mostly catering to women's fashion. Also known as heaven on earth, and also known as the place I never got to visit), I decided to give in and join the rest of the team on the early bus to the airport.