My second trip to South Korea trip there was pretty eventful, starting by me lugging a big red luggage up on a bus one drizzly morning to catch a 7-hour flight across Asia. The bus was where I met a family who were taking the same flight as I was. What a coincidence! In fact, it turned out that they lived just one bus stop away from me, and that the mum works in the same place as I do. We were both unable to grab a cab because of the weather. I must note that it was pretty amusing how the dad and I interpreted our take-off timing – he said that their flight was at 1pm, while I said that mine was 2pm when it was the same flight (1.50pm) all along. I tagged along with the family on the plane trip to South Korea, a first ever since I started traveling alone. It was refreshing.
We eventually arrived in South Korea, where I bid farewell to the family and said hello to Scott. It was too late for the trains by then, so we had no choice but to take a cab to Seoul. It wound up costing close to ₩100, 000 (USD $100). I guess this extra cost could be factored in when I book cheap flights in the future.
Scott and I decided that our first weekend in Seoul was going to be a relatively splurgey one, but I never expected him to get us a room at the Lotte Hotel in Myeongdong. It was such a fancy place! I felt bad because he refused to tell me how much it cost (but I found out after researching online anyway). My policy on lodgings when traveling is to always veer towards the cheap, since it really is just a place to park my luggage and sleep in for a few hours. But I wasn’t about to begrudge the awesome decor of the Lotte Hotel our two nights there.