Finally getting to a place where I can get a few thoughts down. So here goes….A month ago I took a trip…a long trip….one 13+ hour flight to Tokyo, Japan, and then another shorter 2 1/2 hour plane trip to Seoul, South Korea. This little fluff ball, Lane, also took the trip. She was ready to be reunited with her “Mom”.Lane is a seasoned traveller, and was so excited to travel again that she hopped into her carrier while we were driving to the airport. She has never done that before. I think she was ready to be going to her new home.She’s little enough that she can travel as “carry-on” luggage. Here she is all safely stowed away.Although my daughter has lived off and on (mostly on) in Korea for the last 3 years, I never was able to make the trip for a visit. I’d heard about it, read about it and dreamed about going for a long time….so when my daughter was moving back for a new job and asked me to go to Seoul with her when she came to retrieve Lane, I jumped at the chance.
Because we arrived at night, late at night….my first glimpse of the city was at night.This is a blurry shot from the car and I’m not sure if it’s blurry because we were driving or because I was blurry after 20+ hours of traveling. The next morning I got a great view of the city from my daughter’s 24th floor apartment.You might have notices that it looks a little “smoggy”….that’s not unusual here, in fact there are real time websites that track the air quality index. The next day after I recuperated somewhat from my jet lag, and with Lane all settled in it was time to start exploring.I’m not sure what I expected Seoul to be like…it is a big city…but It wasn’t what I thought it would be….it was better! Stayed tuned as I packed in a lot of sight-seeing in 2 weeks.