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While searching for better pictures of Korean ice creams, I found this.
I can’t believe I didn’t know about that Micky’s gelato store.
That’s too bad.
I guess I just have to go back to Seoul…
Life can be tough.
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A trip to Micky's Timeout Gelato Shop XD yay! i found it! this just made my whole korea trip worth the flight ticket haha (i didnt do much else coz I was accompanying my mum on a biz trip TT___TT) but anyways! I can be of some (not much) help for those who wanna go find the shop in seoul coz i tried to find an address online and got zilch Locals probably know a better/easier way to go there but I will share the 'howtheforeignerstumbleduponthegelatoshop' way kay XD. First I took the subw … Read More

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Day One: Escape

Paris, aeroport Charles de Gaulle, August 27th 2010 around 11am.

Well,

I was more than on time.

When you live in Paris, and need to catch a plane to the other side of the earth, you learn fast not to trust the subway…*sweet memories of an Eurostar that I caught just on time, thank to a really helpful British custom officer, and nearly missed thank to the subway’s delay and a grumpy French custom officer*

I had planned ahead and arrived at the airport before 10am for my 1.30pm flight.

So far so good.

But after more than an hour, waiting for my flight to appear on the departure board, I became suspicious. Something was up.

I caught a nice airport lady and asked her what she thought about it. Very kindly she directed me to the appropriate check-in area.

The place was packed and the check-in had been opened for the past hour. Right.

Turned out this was a “self service check-in”.

Basically, you had to queue for about 7-8 minutes to access one of the 2 machines (yes, the 3rd was broken. That’s France you know.), enter you flight details, scan your passport, swipe your credit card and wait for the machine to tell you that you were not registered and needed to queue 15 more minutes to check-in with a real human being. Right.

Good thing I was on time to begin with !

I was more amused than annoyed, but some of my Korean fellow passengers were obviously really confused by such a bad organization.

The check-in went smoothly. My suitcase was rather light… 6kg.

My flight was Korean Air but operated by Air France. I didn’t think that would have an impact on quality… I was wrong.

The plane and the crew were Air France. There only was 1 Korean Air Hostess, but so pretty in her hanbok that I forgot that the plane was dirty and cold for a while.

I won’t go over every single bad details of that flight. It’s enough to say that after about 1h30 my body was aching like when you sit on a stone for too long. I’ve been on a few flights those past 3 years, this one had to be the most uncomfortable ! Yes. Ryanair is better.

The inflight video was ridiculous. Most movies were more than 5 years old, and some far more than that. And about quality… forget it.

Not a single asian movie, and of course, only european subtitles.

Anyway.

We landed safely in Seoul, which is the most important ^_^ .

That’s when the real journey began…

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