Friday night, January 22 2010. I leave my apartment at 7:45pm. My building manager helps me get a cab. I wait for the airport bus for about 20 minutes. It's actually a bit chilly, and I wonder if I should have worn something warmer, but I hate having to carry coats, gloves and scarves. After all, I'm going to a warmer climate. I'm sitting at the front of the bus and the driver starts talking about the World Cup in South Africa.
After an hour, we arrive at Incheon International. Check in is quick and easy and after sorting out my forex, my friend Hye-jin calls wishing me a good trip.
I have a 12 hour flight to Istanbul. I arrive at 05:00 the next morning and will only depart for Cairo at 23:40. Because of this long transit, I qualify for a free day tour around the city. I'm looking forward to that!
Incheon Airport is surprisingly quiet and I'm suddenly aware of the handsome men around me, especially those checking in at the Turkish Airlines desk. Tall, dark hair, sharp features. I think I'm going to like Turkey ;-)
On my way to my boarding gate, I pass a book cafe. There are 3 available computers, but I guess I have to buy something to use it? No - the guy tells me it's free! One of the reasons I love Korea. I catch up with some friends online and after an hour, I make a few calls before boarding.
Incheon Airport has got to be one of the best airports in the world. It's so easy to navigate, clean, staff are friendly and helpful and there are plenty of things to see and do while waiting for a flight.
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