Friday, July 12, 2019

How to Find Polling booth where your name is registered

The Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are in full swing in India. It is the duty of every Indian citizen to cast their valuable vote and choose the right government.

There are pooling booths set up by the Election Commission in all parts of the country. A voter can vote only in the polling booth where his/her name is registered.

Find out where is the nearest polling booth where your name is registered.


Step 1

Visit official website of the National Voters’ Services Portal (NSVP)

Step 2

On the home page on right side you find know your ‘Booth, AC, and PC’ under the ‘Citizen Information’ and click it.

Step 3

Enter your name, age or DOB, father’s/husband’s name/ state and CAPTCHA code.

Step 4

You will find the details of your polling booth and other details at the bottom of the page.
Click on ‘View Details’ and you will find your polling booth, parliamentary constituency, and assembly constituency. The polling booth number and name is where you need to go and vote. It is in this area where your name in voters list is registered.

How to Search for Nearest Polling Booth via SMS?

Step 1

Those who have their voter’s ID can simply send an SMS and find their polling booth. You need to type EPIC followed by space and your voter’s ID number. Send this to 51969/166.
Or you could SMS <ECIPS> space <EPIC No> to 1950.

In a few minutes you will get an SMS with the name and location of the polling booth you need to visit to vote.



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Thursday, July 4, 2019

How to Cook Salmon

The trickiest fish to cook salmon.Why? Cause there are so many types of salmons and you could either poach, roast, sear, or grill a salmon. It makes one panic thinking which side to sear first or how pink should the salmon be. Well, cooking salmon is the easiest thing in the world, once you get the method right. It is absolutely simple and any novice cook can cook a tasty salmon.

Let us see how to cook salmon in this article.

Different Ways to Cook a Salmon

Take your dinner to a whole new level by trying to cook salmon the following ways.


One of the easiest ways to cook a salmon is broiling. Preheat a broiler to high and place an oven rack on the top third of the oven. This way the salmon will be about 5 inches away from the coils of the broiler. Place the salmon filets on an aluminum foil or baking sheet. Season it with salt, pepper, and any other seasoning you like. Broil for about 5 to 8 minutes. You can check if the fish is done by pressing the corners with a fork. If you observe the fish flakes, then you are good to go.


It is very easy to sear salmon at home. Just take any nonstick or cast-iron skillet and heat it over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with any oil or butter of your choice. Place your fillet over the pan skin side-up. Cook it until the fish can be moved with a spatula naturally. If it sticks, then it needs to be cooked more. When a crust is formed fully (about 6 minutes), flip it over. Allow the skin to get crisp for a couple of minutes and it is good to go. If you see the skin is too crispy and the center looks pink, then just place the entire batch in the oven and roast for about 5 minutes. You will be serving restaurant quality salmon at your dinner table.


Baking salmon is easy and the technique is simple to master. Just preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil. Bake the fillet skin-side down for about 12 to 15 minutes. Or until it is pin and opaque. Flavor it as you like using sliced lemons, garlic, honey, thyme.


Yes, you can poach a salmon and enjoy it with a corn salad supper. Just fill a pan with water or stock or any flavored cooking liquid, submerge your skinless fillets and add some aromatic herbs such as bay leaves, lemon halves, etc. Allow the water to boil and then reduce the heat. Slide the fillets in the water and let them cook for about 5 minutes. Just poke cake tester or toothpick through the fillet and if it slides through with any resistance, it is ready to eat.

These are some of the great ways of how to cook a salmon. Try these methods and you will end up with a scrumptious dinner for yourself and your family.

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How to Ask a Girl Out and Make Her Say YES

When it comes to girls, many boys tend to blank out. They are shy to speak to a girl and many tend to break out in sweat just to go up to a girl and say ‘Hello’.This often leads to many awkward situations and giggles from the girls. At times things go so bad, girls immediately want to run away or hide from you.

Well, the problem is you are not confident in yourself. You need to pull up your socks and get your game right. Let us learn some confidence tips that help you learn how to as a girl out and get a yes.

How do You Ask a Girl Out?

Well, to begin with you need to treat a girl nicely. If you are friends or see each other almost daily, make sure you treat her well. Talk to her with respect, make her laugh, as questions about her and basically make her feel a special friend.

So, Will This Help?

If you are lucky then definitely yes. Or else when you ask her out, she may just friend zone you and say, ‘Oh, I like you as a friend’. Well, do not worry. She may go out with another boy who won’t treat her just as nicely as you did. She may start yearning for your company and in a few weeks may come back to you asking for a date.

Sounds Too Farfetched?

Hmm, yes in a way. It is all too larger than life scenarios. So, how to ask a girl out for real? You need to keep your ground work strong. Many boys who go up to girls tend to forget they need to create a spark for the girl to become interested. Instead they are all over the girl and she just turns him down.

Unless you are the next Tom Cruise, you need to build the romantic tension. There are certain courtship rules to follow that will help create potential magic in the mind of your potential partner.

1.Start with Short Conversations

Is the girl you like living in the same apartment? Is she a fellow classmate or colleague? Then, just a simple ‘Hi’ or ‘Hello’ will suffice on a daily basis. Gradually, move on to short conversations like ‘How are you doing today’? or ‘Looking great’. She will think of you as a friendly and easy to approach guy and become comfortable talking to you.

2.The Flirtatious Teasing

Teasing her in a healthy, flirtatious way will get her attention. Make light-hearted jokes or give her a funny nickname. This will create a bond between just the two of you and will start sparkling the romantic tension.

3.Be a Man with an Edge

Being the Mr. Goody Two Shoes all the time will result in you ending up just a friend. Do not agree with everything she says. If you disagree, say so and stand your ground. Tease her, flirt with her openly and if you agree with her secretly, do reveal it to her after all the flirting and teasing. She will be amused and prove you are a man of opinion who will stand his ground if he disagrees.

4.Bring Up Common Hobbies

It’s time to find some common ground between you two. Find out what you like to do or have conversations on subject you like. You can even find out your eating habits and if they match you can suggest going out for dinner or an occasional snack. Commonality will help you build a strong ground for a future relationship.

5.It’s Time to Ask Her Out

Now that she is happy and comfortable around you, it is time for some action. The best thing to do is ask her out during a routine conversation. Bring up the topic and suggest it would be good as you both share the same interest and have a comfort level. Do not sound unsure of the question you ask. You need to assume she will agree and let her take the decision. You need to show you would love to go out and now the ball is in her court. Tell her let’s meet up at so and so place and have fun. She will accept and now it’s time to work out the logistics and plan fun things that you will do on your date.

This is how to ask a girl out and make her say YES. Respect her and flirt with her in a healthy way. Soon, she will be attracted to you and won’t be able to refuse when you ask her out.



How to Use Alexa: Tips,Tricks and Guide

You have brought home Alexa voice assistant to make life easier for you. Alexa is the female voice living in the cloud. She is the brain behind Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Amazon Dot, Amazon Tap, Amazon Echo Show, as well as Fire TV.

She becomes your personal assistant and learns to follow your voice and even understand your preferences as you use her. You can even use Alexa app on your Android or iOS devices to control her. So, how to use Alexa?

Let us help you with some tips, tricks and guides that help you manage and control Alexa for the better.

What Can Alexa Do?

Alexa as mentioned is a virtual voice assistant. Just ask her a question and Alexa will respond accordingly. As she lives in the cloud, she keeps getting smarter and updating herself.Alexa can help you with:
  • Hands-free voice control for music and entertainment.
  • Best way to use just your voice to call and message from your phone or tablet.
  • She can deliver the latest news and information when asked for.
  • Alexa can control almost all the smart-home devices such as thermostats, lights, switches, etc.
  • Help you order and shop online.
  • She will understand your preferences and personalize your device experience.

How to Set Up Amazon Echo with Alexa App or Web Browser

The Amazon Echo guide tells you to download the Alexa app from Google Play or iTunes. You should try to use the web interface for setting up your Amazon Echo initially.

Setting Up Alexa on Android

  • Go to Google Play store and search for Alexa. 
  • Select Amazon Alexa and install it on your device.

Activating Alexa

  • Once Alexa is installed on the phone, open Amazon App.
  • Login into your Amazon account and then select Get Started.
  • Select your name from list of Help Alexa Get to Know You. If your name is not shown on the list, then select I’m Someone Else. 
  • Once you select your name from the list, you can add a nickname, full name or whatever you wish for Alexa to use when messaging and calling on your behalf.
  • Tap Continue and then tapAllow to give permission to Alexa to send and receive calls and messages. You will receive a conformation SMS on your number. Tap on Skip if you do not wish to continue with this feature as of now.
  • Enter your six-digit verification code and tap on Continue to complete the setup.
That’s it. Now get ready to customize Alexa using your phone.

How to Customize Alexa App As Per Your Preferences?

  • Open Amazon Alexa app on your phone and tap on Customize Alexa.
  • Choose the device for which you wish to customize Alexa from the list of devices. You can even setup a new device.
  • Choose the settings that apply to you such as region, time zone, and measurement units.

Using Voice Commands on Alexa

Once you are done setting up the device you can start using Alexa’s skills right away.
  • Open your Amazon Alexa app and tap at the Alexa icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • Allow Alexa to access your microphone, and tap Done.
  • You can activate Alexa by giving her a command or asking a question, such as: Alexa, what is the time right now? Or ‘Alexa can you find me the nearest coffee shop?
Alex has many skills that will delight you to the fullest. You can ask her about the current weather or even the traffic status in a particular area. Alexa can play the latest songs for you or even check for delays in the railway. If you wish, she can play an audiobook for you or even switch on or off smart light bulbs, thermostats, etc.She can help set up reminders for you or set up timers when you are planning to cook pasta or garlic bread.

This is how to use Alexa and make things around the house easy. There are many things Alexa can do and becomes your virtual personal assistant without much fuss.



How to Send Text Messages Through Your Computer?

There are times when typing on your laptop is easier and quicker than using your smartphone.

 If you wish to send messages to many people, then using a laptop will make things quicker. But, how to send text messages through your computer?

Read on and find some useful solutions.

Send Text Message Using Your Email Client

No need to download or choose a third-party service. You can use your email to send a text message in form of an SMS. All you need is the receiver’s phone number and the name of their service provider. This way the gateway address can be easily found to forward your text. All you need to do is compose an email just as you normally would and instead of an email address, type the receiver’s 10-digit mobile phone number followed by the appropriate @gateway address. Hit the send button.

List of Text Message Gateways

Carrier                                             Country Gateway
AirCel                                             India                          
Airtel                                               India
Airtel                                              India
Chennai Skycell / Airtel                 India
Chennai RPG Cellular                   India
Goa Airtel                                       India
Goa Idea Cellular                          India
Gujarat Idea Cellular                     India
Gujarat Airtel                                 India
Gujarat Celforce / Fascel               India
Haryana Airtel                               India
Haryana Escotel                             India
Himachai Pradesh Airtel               India
Karnataka Airtel                            India
Kerala Airtel                                  India
Kerala Escotel                               India
Kolkata Airtel                                India
Madhya Pradesh Airtel                 India
Maharashtra Airtel                        India
Maharashtra Idea                          India
Tamil Nadu Airtel                         India
Tamil Nadu Aircel                        India
Uttar Pradesh West Escotel          India

However, the big players in the market, such as Airtel, MTNL, Idea, etc. allow sending SMS from an email address only to businesses requiring Bulk SMS Services. Vodafone India has not even made their gateway address public as yet. Thus, if you are thinking of sending just a few SMS’s privately from your email address, it won’t be of any help. You will need to look for other methods to send text messages through your computer.

Samsung SideSync

Samsung has an application called SideSync which can be used to send messages from your PC. It also helps in viewing and controlling our Samsung Galaxy Android phone from your Windows or Mac Computer.

Google Voice

Google Voice users, rejoice. You can send and receive text messages using Google Voice number. You need to visit the Google Voice website and hit the ‘Send a message’ option.

Free SMS Websites

There are many free SMS websites that help you send and receive text from any device to any number from your computer when online. Try these SMS websites and start texting from your computer.

This is all about how to send text messages through your computer. They are easy ways to stay connected through SMS from your computer.



Friday, February 22, 2019

How to Cook Rice Perfectly Every Time?

Do you end up with undercooked or overcooked, sticky or burnt rice? If yes, then we will show you how to cook rice perfectly every time the simplest way.

Cooking Rice on Stove

You can cook rice on the stove if you have some time to spare until dinner.

Things Needed:

  • Rice (as per your needs)
  • Water
  • Saucepan, preferably with lid
  • Wooden spoon
  • Fork

Steps to Follow:

First and foremost take your rice in a pan and wash it under running water. Fill the saucepan with water and use your hands to rub off the dust over the rice. Throw away the water and fill up the pan again with water. Repeat the rubbing part again. Do not rub it a lot, or else you may end up losing the nutrients in rice.

Quick Tip: You can save the water discarded and use it to starch your cotton clothes naturally.

Now, take your washed rice and pour fresh water in it. For every cup of rice you need about 2 cups of water. Add your rice and water in a large saucepan as the rice will puff up as they cook. Place it on the stove and add 1 to 1½ tablespoon (or according to taste) salt in it.

Allow the water to boil over medium heat. If you are using a lose lid, make sure you leave some gap between the lid and the mouth of the saucepan. Or else the water may boil over. The gap will allow the steam to escape without making a mess of your stove.

The rice should be allowed to simmer for about 18 to 20 minutes, till all the water dries up completely. If you feel the rice is still undone, you can add a little water as per your judgment and allow the rice to cook further.

Once you find your rice is done perfectly, fluff them with a fork to separate the grains.
Quick Tip:You can soak old rice grain for about 30 minutes before you cook them to make them less brittle and prone to breakage. Soaking Basmati rice helps in expanding them to their full length while cooking.

Cooking Rice in a Pressure Cooker

Pressure cooker is a versatile vessel to cook most of your food in a jiffy. When I am in a hurry, I always prefer the pressure cooker to cook my rice and serve it hot with dinner.

Things Needed:

  • Rice (as per your requirement)
  • Water
  • Pressure cooker
  • Salt

Steps to Be Followed

Rinse your rice and place it in the pressure cooker. Add 2 cups of water for 1 cup of Basmati rice or 3 cups of water for normal rice. Tightly close the lid with whistle of the cooker and place it on the stove to cook. You can keep the flame on high and allow it to release 3 whistles. Then, switch off the stove. Wait for about 15 to 20 minutes before opening the lid.

This is all you need to cook rice in stovetop pressure cooker.

Cooking Rice in a Microwave Oven

Yes, it is possible to cook your white, fluffy rice in the microwave oven. Let us see how to cook rice perfectly in a microwave.

Things Needed:

  • Rice (as per your requirement)
  • Water
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Salt

Steps to Be Followed

Rinse your rise under running water and then place it in a microwave safe dish. Make sure you use a bigger bowl as rice expands. Add two cups of water for 1 cup of rice. Add salt as per taste. Place the dish in the microwave oven, uncovered and place it on high for about 10 minutes. You will see small holes on the top of your cooked rice with most of the water disappeared. This means your rice is ready. If not, you can continue to cook for another 1 minute till the tiny holes appear. In case you find the rice is underdone and the water has evaporated, pour about half a glass of water and continue to cook the rice in the microwave.

Once done, cover the bowl with a microwave-safe lid or plastic wrap. Place it again in the microwave for 4 minutes. After it’s done, place it outside and allow it to stand for about 5 minutes before you dig into it to eat.

This is all about how to cook rice perfectly every time. You can cook it on a stovetop saucepan or a pressure cooker. Microwave cooking of rice is also possible. So, just choose the easiest way possible and cook rice to perfection.



How to Delete a Facebook Account?

Tired of the constant notifications from Facebook that keep distracting you from work or study?

Bored of constantly watching others update their profiles with excessive selfies? Don’t care about who is travelling to where from which airport? Wish to hide from your ex by disappearing from the world of social media? Well, you may have your reasons and you can start by deleting your Facebook account.

What? Don’t know how to delete a Facebook account? Worry not. We will help learn the simple steps that help you delete a Facebook account permanently.

Deleting Facebook Account Permanently

Deleting Facebook account is serious business. When you delete a Facebook account, it gives you a grace period for a few days. If you log into your Facebook account within this period, it will automatically cancel your Facebook account. Once the account is deleted, you cannot access the account. However, some messages sent to friends or copies of certain log records may stay in Facebook database.

How to Delete the Account on Facebook?

You need to login into your Facebook account and download your Facebook data. This may seem as a good idea in case you need data you uploaded.

  • Go to account menu at the top right of the Facebook page.
  • Click on ‘Download a copy of Facebook data’ you will find at the bottom of General Account settings.
  • Select ‘Start My Archive’.

Now, to delete your account, go to Delete My Account Page on Enter your password and click on Submit.Your account will be deleted and you will no longer be able to reactivate or retrieve any of the content or information added on your account.



How to Download PAN Card Online?

PAN card is an important identity document issued by the Income Tax Department of India.

The PAN number is a must for filing income tax returns and carrying out financial transactions. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) introduced the concept of e-PAN card in the year 2017. All new PAN card applicants will get a soft copy of their card on their registered email ID that can be downloaded.

This feature helps save time especially when applicants require their PAN card soon. It is also useful for a PAN cardholder who has damaged or lost their PAN card. Downloading an e-PAN card in a PDF format proves to be helpful for many.

Let us see how to download PAN card online from the following instructions.

Instructions to Download e-PAN Card in PDF Format

  • Enter PAN number.
  • Enter Date of Birth / Incorporation / Agreement / Partnership or Trust Deed / Formation of Body of Individuals / Association of Persons.
  • Enter Captcha
  • Click Submit
  • You will soon get your e-PAN on your registered e-mail ID that can be downloaded from the attached file.

Thus, you need a valid, active email ID to download e-PAN card.



How to find Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) Balance Online

Worried about your EPF balance?

You can now check your Employees’ Provident Fund balance online at the click of a button.

EPF is a saving tool for employees where the employer and employee contribute equally towards a saving that the employee can claim when in need, on retirement or when switching jobs.

Let us see how to find Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) balance online.

Checking EPF Balance Online

The digital age has made life easy in many ways. One can now check their EPF balance online via SMS, by giving a missed call, via EPFO app or visiting the EPFO portal.

1.Find Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) Balance by SMS

Before you use this method, make sure your UAN number is integrated with your Aadhaar or PAN or bank account details to avail this facility of EPF balance via SMS.

  • You need to send an SMS to 7738299899 with the message EPFOHO UN ENG.
  • You can set your preferred language by sending the first three letters of your preferred language. ENG stands for ENGLISH, HIN for HINDI, MAR for MARATHI, etc.
  • You can receive the SMS in the following languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Bengali.

2.Find Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) Balance by Giving Miss Call

You can get information related to EPF balance by giving a miss call using your registered mobile number only. This facility is available to all those who have integrated their UAN with their KYC details.

You need to give a miss call to 011-22901406 from your registered mobile number.

After you give a miss call you will get an SMS with your PF details.

3.Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) BalanceUsing EPFO Portal

You employer needs to activate your Universal Account Number (UAN) for checking your PF details from the EPFO portal.

If it is activated then follow the steps below:

  • Select ‘For employees’ option from the drop-down menu.
  • Select the ‘Member passbook’ under the Services tab.
  • You will land on a login page where you need to enter your unique UAN number and password if it is activated.
  • Once you login in, you can check all your EPF details.

4.Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) Balance Using EPFO App

You need to have an active UAN number to use the EPFO app.

  • Go to ‘Google Play Store’ and download m-Sewa app of EPFO.
  • Once installed, click on ‘Member’ and go to ‘Balance/Passbook’.
  • Enter your UAN and registered mobile number. Once your mobile number is verified, you will be able to view the updated EPF balance details.

This is how to find Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) Balance online. Make sure your employee activates your UAN number to avail the online balance facility.



How to Sell on Amazon?

Sell on Amazon (SOA) is a great program that allows sellers to list and sell their products on This program helps the seller reach thousands of buyers across the country and increase their sales. helps provide customized tips and suggestions to the sellers to improve their performance and boost their profits. If you too are looking forward to reach the thousands of buyers across the country, then read on our article on how to sell on Amazon.

Sell on Amazon

Selling on is very easy. All you need is proper business details, bank account details and tax information to start your store on Amazon. Once you are registered as a seller on Amazon, you will need to list the products you wish to sell on

Products That Can Be Sold on

You can sell many items on under the following categories:
Apparel, Automotive, Baby Products, Batteries, Beauty, Books, Consumables, Consumer Electronics (including Cameras and Video Games - Consoles), Digital Accessories (including Mobile Accessories, Electronics Accessories and PC Accessories), Groceries, Home, Jewelery, Kitchen, Luggage, Mobile Phones, Movies, Musical Instruments, Office and Stationary, Personal Care Appliances, Personal Computers, Pet Supplies, Software, Shoes and Handbags, Tablets, Toys, Video games (consoles and games) and Watches.

Keep in mind some of the categories are restricted. You will need prior approval from before you can list them and start selling on Amazon marketplace.

How Do I Register on

To become a seller on Amazon you need:
  • Your business details
  • Contact details including phone number and email
  • Basic business details
  • Tax Registration Details such as PAN and GST. GST is compulsory if you are selling taxable goods.

Do I Need to Pay Fees and Charges for Selling on Amazon?

You can start selling on for free. However, if you receive an order, then you are required to pay certain fees and charges. You can go to and check out the pricing details.

How Does Pay Me for the Goods Sold?

Amazon will distribute payments for all goods sold once a week directly into your bank account. The payment is done 7 days after the order is confirmed as shipped.

How do I List My Products?

Once you are registered as a seller, you will be provided with a web-based interface to list products one at a time or you can use the excel-based inventory files to list your products in bulk. The procedure and information varies depending on the products already present on catalogue. You will be guided by the Amazon representatives step-by-step to help list your products.

How Do I Mail My Orders on

You can view your orders and choose ‘Manage Order’ inside Seller Central. This is a page that you can access once you complete your registration. Sellers who use Fulfilment by Amazon will have their orders fulfilled and shipped by Amazon itself. Or a Seller can go for Easy Ship, where the seller packs the orders and schedules a pickup with Amazon team through the Seller Central account. Or the seller can pack and ship the product to the customer directly and confirm the customer about the shipment through Seller Central account.

Is The Seller Protected Against Fraud?

Yes, Amazon protects its sellers against fraudulent orders place on the products as well as payment frauds.

These were some basic questions regarding how to sell on Amazon. If you wish to start selling on, you can call on 1800-419-7355. Amazon will review your information and contact you to help complete your registration through Seller Central account.



How to Bake a Potato?

Baked potatoes are a favorite and the most feasible option for dinner. It is a no-brainer recipe where all you need is dollop of butter or a scoop of chili. It is soft, warm, and filling. Now, if you are thinking of trying out this easy dinner recipe then you are at the right page. We will show you how to bake a potato the easy way.

Baking a Potato

Before baking a potato, make sure you wash the potatoes well and prick them with a fork. If you miss the pricking, you will end up with a potato bomb in your oven. The tiny pricks will ensure the steam has an outlet to escape without bursting the potato.

Baking a Potato in the Oven

You need to preheat your oven to 425°F. Take your clean potatoes and rub them with oil (preferably Olive Oil). Sprinkle the potatoes with salt and pepper as per taste and do not forget to prick them with a fork. Place the potatoes on your oven rack or baking sheet. Bake them for about 45 to 60 minutes till the skin is crispy and when you prick your fork, it just goes it with ease.
You could even wrap them in foil before cooking and follow the same method. This will keep the skin soft and the potatoes warm till you start eating them.

Baking a Potato a Potato in Microwave

Rub your clean potatoes with oil and sprinkle salt and pepper over it. Prick them with a fork and place them in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave the potatoes at full power for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, turn them over and place them in the microwave for another 3 to 5 minutes. Prick them with a fork to know if they are done. In case you find them hard in the center, place them back in the oven for additional one-minute cooking until done.

Baking a Potato in Slow Cooker

You know the drill by now. Rub the potatoes with oil and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Prick them with forks and wrap them in foil. Place the potatoes in the bottom of the slow cooker and place the lid over the top. Now, set the cooker on LOW for about 8 to 10 minutes.

Voila! This is how to bake a potato in the oven, microwave or slow cooker. Try it the way you like it and top it with your favorite toppings such as cheese, mayonnaise, herbs, spices, or sauce.



How to Reach Seoul from Incheon International Airport?

Travelling to South Korea? As a tourist to this wonderful country, it becomes a bit overwhelming if you are not well-versed with the language.

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You will find yourself cooling heels on the floors of Incheon International Airport without knowing how to reach Seoul. This is why it is very important to do your homework well and understand the modes of transportation available in Seoul before you land in the country.

Incheon International Airport in Brief


Before we look into how to reach Seoul from Incheon International Airport, let us read a bit about the airport itself. It is one of the largest airports in South Korea. It ranks 22nd in the list of busiest airports in the world. It is about 47 km away from the Seoul Station, the center of Seoul. This central station is the major transportation hub in Seoul that helps one reach any place within Seoul using different modes of transportation.

How to Travel from Incheon International Airport to Seoul?

There are different modes of transport that you can choose from to travel to Seoul from the airport.

Train Service

Once you land in Incheon, you can take the Airport Railroad Express (AREX) service. It is the fastest and the cheapest mode of transport to reach central Seoul.

Now, there are two types of trains operating from AREX. You can opt for the Express train that has no stops on the way. It takes about 43 minutes to reach Seoul Station and runs about every 30 minutes. The Express train ticket costs about W8,000.

The second option is the All-Stop train that is twice as cheap as the Express train (about W4,150). However, it takes about 15 minutes longer to reach Seoul station. It stops at 9 stations between Seoul station and Incheon airport. It runs every 23 minutes between the airport and Seoul.

The AREX trains are the fastest and the cheapest way to reach Seoul. The roads as well as trains are crowded during rush hours. Thus, even in the train you may have to squeeze in and stand all the way to Seoul.

If you are looking for door-to-door service then the train is not an option for you. You may take the airport bus or the taxi services to reach directly to your hotel from the airport.

Bus Service

The bus service is a comfortable as well as affordable way to reach central Seoul. However, it is a bit expensive than the Airport Express train. However, it is more comfortable as there is high chance of getting a comfy seat with air conditioning in the bus as compared to the crowded train. This way you can catch a wink or two while you reach Seoul.

Just like the train, you have two bus services: Standard and Deluxe. The Standard buses will take more stops on their way to the destination and are more crowded. The Deluxe buses are more spacious and have fewer stops on the shortened routes. They are provided by KAL Limousine company, thus are obviously more comfortable.

If your hotel is on the list of the airport deluxe bus stop lists, then it will drop you directly at your hotel. Whereas, the train will drop you at the subway station and you will have to find a way to reach your hotel.

The standard bus tickets are about 9,000 to 10,000 won and the deluxe costs about 14,000 to 16,000 won. The service is for 24 hours and the night bus cost about 16,000 won. In the daytime, the bus service is available every 10 to 15 minutes and at night after about every 40 to 50 minutes.
Taxi Service

The taxi service from Incheon airport will definitely be the most expensive on the list. However, it is a door-to-door service and you just need to hop in and reach your hotel directly. You no longer need to push you luggage around or wander around the streets looking for someone who speaks English and give you directions. This is because not many hotels are located near Seoul station.

If you are in a group of 3 to 4 then the taxi is a good option. However, solo travellers may find a taxi very expensive. You can use the International Taxi service available at the airport. It is cheaper, flat rate, no additional luggage costs, no tollgate fees, no midnight surcharges, and more importantly an English-speaking driver as compared to your regular taxi.

It will cost you around 55,000 to 75,000 won for an international taxi service and about 60,000 and 100,000 won for a standard taxi. There is about 20% surcharge of the base fare on a regular taxi between 00:00 and 03:59 hours.

Korea Train eXpress (KTX)

Lucky travellers may arrive at the right time for Korea Train eXpress (KTX) and travel to Seoul, Bussan, and Mokpo. This train departs only 10 times a day from the airport and once you miss a train, you may have to wait for another 3 hours for the next KTX.

If you wish to travel to other cities apart from Seoul, then this is a better option for you. The standard coach costs about 12,500 won, standing 10,600 won, and first class about 17,500 won.

This how you reach Seoul from Incheon international airport. The train begin the quickest of all, the bus begin the most comfortable and the taxi best for a door-to-door drop, you can choose your mode of transport based on these facts as well as the cost factor. Anneyong.