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24: A day in Seoul

After arriving in Ulan Bator, successfully completing my Mongol Rally, one of the first things which I had to do was to figure out when and how was I going to get the heck out Mongolia!

After a quick search of flight on Adioso and Skyscanner, my best option for the day I wanted to fly out was to fly Korean Air to London via Seoul.

Initially, the ‘best’ flight selected for me had a 6 hour stop over in Seoul.  At first, I thought it was a great idea as 6 hours would give me enough time to head into the city for lunch for example, then head back.  However, upon checking the times, I saw that I was arriving in Seoul at around 3:55am and departing to London at 10:00am; not really the best time of day…

Researching a few more flights, I noticed that Turkish Airlines flew from Seoul to London at 11:50pm.  Even though I split my flights between two different airlines, the cost penalty was only 45 Pounds over booking the Korean Air-only option.  By doing this, I could effectively have a whole day to spend exploring Seoul.

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