Sunday, April 24, 2011

Korea has Seoul.

Arrived in Seoul, South Korea early this morning. We have a 9 hour lay over, so we decided to take the train into the city and explore a bit. We visited Gyeongbokgung palace, which was quite something. The cherry blossoms are blooming, the sky is blue, and we are not sweaty and gross for once. It was a bit cool this morning, but its warming up nicely into the mid 60's, a comfortable change from Vietnam.

Brian, doing his best to blend in.

Seoul could be any major city in the U.S. or Europe, except its probably cleaner. It is quite a different world than Vietnam, thats for sure. Traffic laws being followed, no horns honking, no imminent threat from scooters at every moment, and children who are not trying to sell you things. Lots of class field trips to the palace, good to see kids in school and not working on the streets barely scraping by. Its quite sad to see so many children in Vietnam working, and not going to school.

One of the best parts about Seoul, the fact that facebook works again. Two weeks without it was a tough stretch. Anyway, time to head back to the train station and head back to the Airport.

Next stop, Los Angeles.

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