I did a search for other threads with layovers but my circumstance is different from theirs. My flight arrive at 8:50 pm Fri Dec 20, 2013 and the connecting flight is due to leave at Sat Dec 21 at 11am in morning which means I'll be there overnight.
I'm hoping that getting visa will be easy enough and changing cash at airport will be easy enough (I'm not doing the atm thing due to high fees). I'm reading alot about taking bus to Lotte Hotel. Is there an actual sign in english that says "--> This Bus To Lotte Hotel"? Or am I going to have to scrounge around and find someone who speaks english?
I'm aware of the AREX subway. I have seen where it goes on the chart and I can't make heads or tails of it because I am not familiar with any of the stops. Also not sure if construction is complete into downtown Seoul.
I'm assuming many of the suggestions I've read are not open to me because of the late hour. I'd like to do the N Tower thing but by the time I get there it will likely be closer to midnight. What are the chances it will be open by then?
I'm hoping the buses are running well into the night. My plan is to spend a few hours in Seoul, would love to see what Gangnam is all about. I've been listening to that song and it's got me curious. I'm on a pretty tight budget. Would like to experience a decent dinner and maybe some nightlife. I don't dance, might venture inside a club to peek. Also would like to see that street they poured hundreds of millions to renovate.
I do not plan to buy souvenirs. It's the very first stop of a 3 week trip that will take me through Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. If I start buying stuff here I'll be in big trouble by week 3. There will be some picture taking and videos for the memories.
Will likely be tired from the long trip from Seattle. Plan to be back at Lotte Hotel by perhaps 2 or 3am to take bus back to airport. Once I clear customs and security will either look around airport at the cute tourist displays they have and/or sleep since ICN is rated as one of the best for sleeping. Plan to leave my backpack at the airport and just bring won and camera into Seoul.
Might get massage at airport if it's open that late but it's probably a long shot. If anyone has answers to my questions they are most appreciated! =DEdited: 7:09 pm, March 17, 2013