Home time, first leg
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My airport shuttle bus was booked for 7am. I got myself ready billed up and waited in the lobby. The shuttle didn’t turn up toll 7.15am. I was very annoyed about that as I get quite anxious about traffic and journey time and unexpected hazards that could cause me to miss my flight. I was the second to last pick up, when I got on there were still two empty seats left. The hotel was down the road about 5mins away. The couple were waiting on the corner and jumped on really quickly. Luckily the journey wasn’t too long, we arrived at the domestic terminal by 7.
This time I decided to go for an aisle seat, I thought it would be more convenient for using the loo and access for walking up and down the aisle if my legs fell asleep. Luckily the flight wasn’t too busy and our middle seat was empty, which meant we could spread out a little. On arrival at Seoul Incheon airport all the transit passengers were confused about the stopover procedure. We all followed the exit sign not really knowing where we were supposed to go. Eventually after a long walk along the wide corridors we arrived at an Asian desk, located opposite the immigration exit. The lady was very helpful, she checked all my documents and then issued me with an itinerary and a token for a hotel reservation.
On the mini bus I met a group of young travellers. There were three Japanese guys, an Irish girl, a German girl and another English guy. They were all very excited and enthusiastic. I was tired and wanted my bed. They tried desperately to communicate, which required a bit of charades. The journey lasted about 15/20mins.
We arrived at the Sevilla hotel, no idea what district or where I was but I couldn't wait to dive into bed. The reception is small only manned with two members of staff. The receptionist registered me in, handed me the keys, dinner and breakfast tokens. I was located on the 6th floor. The lift very slow. The doors to the rooms open outwards and the key a little awkward to use. Big double room, huge soft bed with six fluffy pillows. Flat screen TV, large. Desk, sitting area, with tea and coffee and a mini fridge. The bathroom spacious and modern. Gadget style toilet with all the button options. The restaurant was clean and spacious. The free meal consisted of a creamy chicken soup to start, a choice of meat or seafood as a main and tea to finish off.
Decided not to venture too far alone and in the dark, so went back to the hotel to take advantage of the free room.