Showing posts from November, 2012

Incheon Airport With A Toddler

After our recent trip to San Diego from Seoul, I decided Incheon Airport earned a blog post all its own! Talk about a toddler mom's dream airport! Let's just say this airport is light years away from Ryan Air in Europe!

Getting There
There are a few routes to the Incheon Airport from Seoul center. There are bus stops sprinkling the city that have buses leaving almost every 20-30 minutes heading for the airport. There is also the possibility of driving (I didn't dare even look at the price of parking for over 10 days!). The next option, and the one we decided on, is the subway!  Added perk of taking the train, the view!

The airport railroad is it's own line. There are two options, the commuter and the express AREX trains. We opted for the Commuter Train at the cost of a few minutes in speed because we liked the subway seating option better than the bus style seating. It turned out very nicely. Since the commuter train was set up like a subway car we had a stroller parking…

YP Bookstore & CNN Cafe in Seoul with a Toddler

Sam, like most toddlers her age, adores books. I've been searching for a good book store to add to her ever growing collection here in Seoul. We visited the YP bookstore and got an extra surprise; the CNN cafe is located inside the bookstore. Mom and dad got to fill our need for U.S. election coverage and Sam got to pick out a few new books, toys, and even got to play on a Cartoon Network Bus! 

We drove there and found parking a few streets away from the cafe and as we were walking to the bookstore and cafe we saw this. THIS IS NOT THE CAFE! (We made the mistake of thinking it was and ended up going all the way up the building just to find out we were in the wrong place!) 

When we went there was a children's play area decorated in Cartoon Network characters. There were network paraphernalia for sale as well as a TV showing cartoons and a large play bus! The children's section is very large and has several toys as well. In the foreigner section the children's English …

Seoul Lantern Festival at Cheongyecheon River Walk with a Toddler

Cheongyecheon River Walk is hosting the Seoul Lantern Festival from Nov. 2 ~ Nov. 18, 2012. For directions to the Cheongyecheon River Walk and more check out my blog post about it HERE.  We got there around 7pm and the line took us roughly 30min to get through. The line looked extremely long, winding into the street, but it moved very quickly. The crowd control the line provided was nice so I didn't have to worry about crowds of people swarming around a river while Sam was running around. The subway in evenings are extremely crowded so we decided to wear Sam and it allowed us quick access in and out of the subway and flexibility when maneuvering around the crowds of people at the festival. Although there are usually several entrances into the River Walk during the festivities they only have one point of entrance (look for the giant shell statue) and employees blocking all others and allowing exit only for all the other openings. 
Even though we skipped bedtime Sam enjoyed her eveni…