A View from the TopPosted: January 3, 2013
I left my flat irons at home! God help me! :’(
Today is my first day in Korea. I woke up at 5:30 am (which is significantly early in my book) and I ate breakfast. So far so good right? Getting settled was rough. As you bloggers already know I chose to enjoy NYE instead of sleeping…well I paid the price. I was at St. Louis airport at 4 in the morning. I thought that was too early but to my surprise there just so happen to be a convention in town that attracted 18,000 people and consequently the airport was packed! (too tired to take photos). When I got to ORD i had to travel by train to get to the international terminal..there I was ripped off by Seaway bank. They charged me 7.00 to exchange my currency..in Korea the cost is so small I can’t even remember what it was. Regardless I like the sound of holding 85,000 anything.
Korea Air! Amaaazzinng!. When I walked on the plane I felt like I was in some type of futuristic dream. It wasn’t a dream it was just first class on Korean Air. Then I kept walking to my section which was economy…but I can’t front because economy isn’t half bad. I didn’t get the window seat which is okay because it turned out that Korean Air has this really cool feature where you can see outside from the inside through your computer screen and other high-tech technology. (btw I just tried to google something and my google is in Korean 0_o) Anyways Korean Air was just overall amazing. As someone pointed out tonight Koreans take first impressions and appearances very seriously which you can definitely see in their attitudes toward service. I was well accommodated during my 14 hour flight. I watched movies, frequently looked at the sky map, listened to music which by the way the hip-hop/rap category weren’t represented very well. Food was good considering that it’s airplane food. I could go on an on about Korean Air.
We finally got to Seoul and I had my first experience with Korean food (A challenge that has persisted throughout the trip thus far which is why from now I will also be keeping a food diary so click here to read more about my experiences with food) After waiting a few more hours for the rest of the group. We walked outside. The very first thing I saw was my breathe…Korea is freezing! We hopped on our tour bus and headed to the hotel which is beautiful by the way. I got to my room and it was a wrap!