One of my favorite places in Korea is the Incheon International Airport. To me, it’s just like a mall and it’s actually more interesting than a shopping mall.
Last Saturday, my mother had a 10-hour layover on her way to Los Angeles. She took the Asiana flight to Clark from LAX for a two-week vacation in the Philippines. It’s just so convenient since our house in Angeles City is just outside the Clark Freeport Zone. Only 15 minutes away from the airport. We picked her up at 6 o’clock in the morning and brought her to Seoul. We rested for a few hours and then we left for Emart first before going back to the airport.
^^ Notice how yellowish the picture is? It’s because of the yellow dust or yellow sand. It causes a variety of health problems, usually respiratory. I wonder if might also require one to get hair loss cure after years of exposure.
^^ Flags along the road going to Incheon Airport.
^^ Just a few kilometers away…
^^ It’s kinda hard taking a picture when you’re in a moving car.
^^ The departure area is on the third floor while the arrival is on the first floor.
^^ We arrived at the airport one hour before the flight. We just took a few pictures and said our goodbyes. My son wanted to ride an airplane too. He was almost in tears. We just brought him to the west wing where he saw a plane taxiing to the terminal.
^^ A Skinfood store on the first floor, just outside the arrival area B.
^^ It’s spring at the Incheon Airport. Center lobby of the arrival area. In front of McD’s.
^^ There’s a free WIFI at the airport. If you need the internet but don’t have a computer, there are internet service stands all over the place. It’s only 500 won.
^^ All the islands are decorated with plants.
^^ It’s spring and yet some people are still dressed in head-to-toe black. I was holding two cans of drink and a bottle of milk while taking this picture.
^^ Etude House and Aritaum, also at the arrival areas.
^^ Aside from the numerous information centers, there are also touchscreen computers at the airport to help you.
^^ Love the greens. See the couple PDA-ing? On the right is a convenience store – Family Mart.
^^ This is where one could purchase the bus ticket.
^^ Yellow dust reached 466 micrograms per cubic meter last Saturday. This was at 4PM.
^^ This is the main airport building as seen from parking area H4.
I just Incheon Airport. It’s so clean and so interesting. I could just sit in one place and watch the people pass by. There are shops offering a variety of things. There are convenience stores and various restaurants, and of course a jjimjilbang (or Korean spa). One time, we went to Eulwang beach and we couldn’t resist stopping by the airport just to use the toilet. We paid for parking! I just enjoy going there. I hope our next vacation would come soon!