We were at the dinner on a cold October evening when one my friends mentioned that he can get super cheap fly tickets from Prague to Seoul and after few words we had a plan. I was in Asia only once, few months ago in Singapore and I was really looking forward to see more of it. The only catch was that we will only have two nights in Seoul and then we have to fly back, but the price was too good to not do it.
Flight from Prague Ruzyne Airport with Czech Airlines was more than great as plane was almost empty and we had literally whole back part of the plane just for five of us :)
When we arrived at the Incheon Airport in Seoul, it was slightly after the noon and it was freezing cold with gusting wind but as we managed get a bit of sleep during the flight, after check in to Parkwood Hotel we've decided to explore the city a bit..
It turned out to be a pretty spectacular sunset so we made it to the top of Namsan hill to check out N Seoul Tower. It's one of the few places in Seoul that is not a NFZ for your drone so i was pretty excited to snap few shots from above.
We've spend about an hour at the top of the tower and then went downtown to try some street food in Myeong-dong, apparently the most famous street with food in downtown Seoul.
Parkwood Hotel isn't probably the best hotel, but it was cheap enough and very conveniently located just few stops on Maglev train from Incheon Airport and about 45min from downtown Seoul. We were pretty tired when we arrived there and fell to our beds.
Second day was a beautiful weather, still damn cold but sunny, so we decided to visit old town at Bukchon Hanok Village and then one of the largest royal palace, Gyeongbokgung Palace. It was pretty impressive but I'm sure it would be better to enjoy it in the spring when everything is in bloom.
After that we moved back downtown, done some shopping, visited a few hipster coffee and tea places and end up in Myeong-dong again for some more street food. I'm pretty sure that Seoul must have a a highest concentration of Skin Care shops per citizen, it was literally in every second shop :)
After dinner we went back to the hotel to get some sleep as in the morning we had to get to the Incheon Airport and fly another 11 hours back to Prague.
Here are instagram accounts of my travel buddies if you want to check them out.