We arrived yesterday evening around 5 local time after 14 hours on a plane. There's really not much that can be said about sitting on a plane for 14 hours. Korean Air was really great and made the trip bearable. The first 9 hours weren't even that bad, but then it got really uncomfortable. They served lots of food and I ended up watching 5 movies. Other than that, there's nothing to say. The airport in Seoul is great, so clean, and I couldn't believe my eyes that there were NO LINES at immigration.
We took the KAL Limousine (the name is misleading - it's a bus) to the city. We bought the tickets for that on the plane at a 20% discount. It was about 45 minutes until we got to the center of Seoul. We then trecked across Seoul with our suitcases in tow (okay, it wasn't that bad, just a couple of blocks, but it was rush hour and lots of people just got out of work). Oh yeah, if you're looking for me - I am the only person in Seoul in jeans! They weren't kidding when they said that people here dress up.
Our hotel is awesome! It's actually a corporate apartment, so we have a living room and bedroom and a small kitchen. It's all very, very nice. I wish I had this kind of closet space at home!
We ate at the hotel restaurant last night (I had bulgogi salad) and then I was fast asleep by 8.
Today we were up by 4 a.m. and are putzing around our little place. Can't wait for the Western style breakfast buffet at 6:30 and then some exploring of Seoul. Of course we caught a cold spell - today has a high of 43!!!! I foresee lots of shopping of mittens and hats.
Today is the last of our lives without knowing our son.