Sunday, March 27, 2011

We're in Seoul, Korea

We arrived in Seoul about 1 1/2 hours ago. It is 0600 Monday morning right now here--about 3pm Sunday in Michigan. We took Asiana Airlines from Chicago to here. Very nice. Joe said the seats were more comfortable, with more leg room than home. The flight attendants looked like they had all been cloned! All young, pretty, thin and dressed exactly alike in their tan suits. They were virtually interchangable. We got on the flight at 0100 (which was 0200 at home for us). We ate right away. I had a hard time understanding the flight attendant-- all I heard was beef or "mghkydc"- I have NO idea what she said, which she was holding in her hand. Since I don't eat meat, I pointed to the tray which looked like veggies and said " I'll take that" I have a picture of it-- but I can't post it on the IPad (we're still learning). Anyway, it's a Korean dish called Bi-Bim-Bab. It came with instructions on how to eat it! It was ok, rice and marinated veggies (?) and some brown stuff, which I don't think was meat--- but I'm not really sure what it was. It also came with green pasta with seaweed (bland), yucky soup- they melted a little block of something in hot water (I'm not a fussy person!) and fruit. It filled me up. And, as expected, a really good cup of tea! We slept pretty well and all in all, it went fairly fast for a 13 hour flight (somehow they shaved off an hour from the scheduled 14 hour flight). The Seoul airport is nice, new and modern. We wanted to get Transit Hotel while we are here for 5 hours-- but the timing isn't working out. There are places
where you can take a shower, so we are waiting for that to open at 0700. We are not so pleasant smelling at this point.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Guys,

    By this time, you're not only probably there, you may have even been to the MOE already. Hope all is well and your travels have been as smooth as listed! (minus the rude Chicago-ians)

    Enjoy your trip -- can't wait to hear more! :)