And I learned some things along the way.
Plane landed wheels down at 1730 in Incheon. A 747 and it appeared every seat was full. I was relatively close to the front (row 37) so hustled on down to beat the crowd to the immigration queue. Success!
Had to wait for my bag about 10 minutes, but I’m not one to complain. Much. Anyway, I was undecided about how best to get home. I went out to the Airport Limo ticket stand and asked about the next bus to Pyeongtaek. It left at 1900, and my watch said 5 minutes past 6. Fuck that I said to myself (hopefully I didn’t say it out loud!). So I made my way to the airport railroad. I reckoned on taking the “all stops” line, figuring to get off at Yongsan station and catch the train home. Well, once I was on board the AREX slow train I looked at the map and saw the fucker didn’t stop at Yongsan. Every other goddamn burg along the way, but no Yongsan.
So, I got off at the stop prior to Seoul station and caught the subway over to Yongsan (2 stops). I arrived at 19:30 and the Pyeongtaek train departed at 19:50. So the timing was good. In retrospect, I’d been better off taking the express AREX to Seoul station and cabbing or subway to Yongsan from there. Might have saved me 30 minutes. Not sure if there was an earlier train to Pyeongtaek, so maybe it didn’t matter.
Anyway, I got back home a few minutes after 9. I probably beat the Airport Limo bus, but not by much.
Traveling is such a pain in the ass. Can’t wait to do it again!
And tomorrow I’ll blog about my new attitude. Now it is off to bed.