Sunday, February 10, 2008
Greetings from Seoul. Just about the only "plus" to being a light sleeper is that travel across the globe is a snap. I took a 20 minute nap somewhere over Russia before making our final Westerly turn across the Korean peninsula.
Everyone on the plane wanted to try and sleep. They even committed the travel sin (at least in my book)..closing the window shades. I eventually relented, but had to peek out occasionally depending on where the onboard GPS had us flying over. When over Alaska, I had to look at the beautiful mountains. When North of the Bearing Sea, I had to try and spot the water. When over Russia, I had to take a picture ot it's vastness. When we were flying West of Japan, I took a peak outside at the ocean and wondered if this was appx the place where Jimmy Doolittle led his bomber boys into China, after bombing Japan for the first time since Pearl Harbor. Not to disappoint my wife, I had to get a little WWII spin on this trip.
Here in Seoul, the city is bursting at the seams...in terms of tall buildings, as well as people. This morning I took a brisk stroll to the Holt offices, in order to get my bearings. After that, I was on my way to the subway. Seoul's subway is a bit complicated, but no more difficult than NYC, London or Paris. There's plenty of English on the signs. As I say, the city is bursting with people, but I do not feel alone, nervous or otherwise. I like to explore. There are 10-12 million people in the metro area, but I only have eyes for one. I meet her tomorrow at 2:30pm Seoul time.
We'll, off to do a bit of shopping and sightseeing. Did I mention the toilets have heated seats, and (I presume from the drawings on the unit) a built-in drying fan for your posterior?
Posted by Guatorean Daddy at 10:40 PM