Thursday, August 25, 2011

Made it to Korea

After a frantic night of packing... yes, trying to fit a year supply of clothes into two check-in pieces of luggage and two pieces of carry on was by no means easy... I made it onto the plane and am now in Seoul, Korea.

Interesting Tidbits...
 My flight to Incheon departed from gate 52D in Vancouver. I found gate 52, which at the time was 52C but was informed that it magically turns into 52D with the next flight. Who knew? I guess there was a reason the "international" sign ended there and the sign for "US Flights" started.

How was the flight?
The first flight was great. The second was interesting. Let's just say I was surrounded by approx. 50 grade four, five, six Korean students who were returning from a summer camp in Vancouver. You can imagine the chaos with all of the kids before departure. Luckily, things settled down, and I got to chat with one of the grade six students. She attended the English immersion camp with very little English, only one course prior to going. Her fluency was amazing! The two boys sitting beyond me, however, loved to leave their seats and grab the top of my seat. Annoying.

Here are two shots from the drive away from Incheon Airport:

Incheon Airport Bridge over the sea  

The bridge leading away from Incheon Airport only had a few cars. And, according to the taxi driver, this is one of the longest bridges in South Korea, measuring an impressive 15 km! We later drove through a through a mountain via a super long tunnel (by mistake) and drove back through it :) I've never seen a tunnel like that anywhere before. Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture of it.

A city between Incheon and Seoul


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