Inching through Incheon

Land, Ho!

Land, Ho!

Even though the Voyager is a large ship, I’ve felt like a caged bird for the past week or so.  Getting off the ship and setting foot on land was just what I needed to settle my anxious spirit.  Luckily, my first opportunity to disembark was at an overnight port, so I had plenty of time to wander.  I was able to get off Saturday evening and again Sunday morning to take in the sights of Incheon, South Korea.

Chinatown in Incheon

Chinatown in Incheon

Originally, I had planned to take the train into Seoul, but I ended up staying closer to the port and exploring the smaller city with some friends.  Saturday afternoon, we wandered through Chinatown, and found a lovely wall of murals.

Mural wall

Mural wall

We proceeded into Jayu Park, where we found a multitude of diversions.  The first point of interest (for me at least) was a tasty little coffee shop on the outskirts of the park.  The coffee on the ship leaves much to be desired, so I thoroughly enjoyed my latte.  Outside the café, there was a giant teddy bear and random sculptures.  I couldn’t resist jumping on the unicorn statue!

Unicorn!

Unicorn!

Walking deeper into the park, we came across what appeared to be a Jazzercise class working out to “Gangnam Style”.  The class was thoroughly amusing, as was the crowd.  There was an adorable little boy driving around in a toy Mercedes, an old woman secretly participating in the class while hiding in some bushes, and kids of all ages chasing giant dragonflies.

Gangnam Style Jazzercise

Gangnam Style Jazzercise

Baby Boi

Baby Boi

Near the stage, we came across the statue of General MaxArthur and an outdoor gym.  Why there were weight machines in the park is beyond me, but there were a few women that were very thankful for their existence.  I briefly hopped on a weight machine for a minute of my required daily workout.

General MacArthur

General MacArthur

I'm a beast!

I’m a beast!

We continued wandering, and ended up running into more of our cast mates near some of the shops.  The 9 of us found a Korean barbecue restaurant to stop at for dinner.  We sat on the floor in a private room and enjoyed a massive feast for just $16 each!  I have no idea what some of the condiments were, but it was very tasty!

Dinner time!

Dinner time!

After dinner, we stopped in another the many cafes for gelato and wifi!  Once we had all reconnected with the outside world, we took the bus back to the ship.

Hitting the streets

Hitting the streets

It is now late Sunday morning, and I am enjoying another latte in Incheon.  Next on the agenda is a walk through Sinpo Market and a bit of shopping!  We have to be back on board around 2pm for a tech run, and tonight are performing the Broadway show again.

Rhythm and Rhyme

Rhythm and Rhyme

Check back soon for details about my trip to the Great Wall of China.  It’s just 2 days away!

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4 thoughts on “Inching through Incheon

  1. Casey, I am having so much fun touring about with you. Having done a similar though not as many ports, twenty-five years ago, the excitement I felt then comes delightfully pouring in for me. I love seeing the photos and your descriptions. xxxxx

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