Sunday, May 24, 2015

LET THE TRAVELS BEGIN! Stopover in South Korea; May 1, 2015.

Hello, everyone!

I hope you are all doing well. This is my first blog from our Asia trip! 

For those who do not know, Eyen and I are currently in Asia visiting her grandma and brother. We have been here since May 2, but I am only just now able to update. We have been going non-stop ever since we landed!

This first blog is about our stopover in South Korea! We were only there about 15 hours, but we still tried to do what we can in that time!

We flew with Korean Air. We have heard good things about Korean airlines, so we decided to try it. Also, this specific flight didn't have a first leg that stopped in the United States, so we flew straight to Korea from Houston. I thought I would like this better. Turns out, I was much more comfortable having a first stopover in the U.S.! Oh well.

 Here's our plane!

 We were so excited!
 The airline provides you free water and blanket. You can't take the blanket with you. :(
 I'm so glad I got us these neck pillows! They really helped for the 15 hour flight!
 We always call the airline and request the "special seafood" meal. It is usually better than what they serve on board. This time we had salmon with potatoes and mixed veggies.

 We discovered that this airline offers free beer and wine! We had 2 glasses each... Actually, I had 4 glasses because Eyen doesn't drink. haha
 Our second meal was white fish with rice and mixed veggies. I will say the only downfall to having this meal is that everyone else gets a brownie while we get fruit. -___-

Once we landed, we went straight to our hotel. We stayed at the GoGo House near Incheon Airport. It was neat! It's on the top few floors of an office building. I was worried it wouldn't be clean or have A.C., but it perfect for our stay.

 It even had a couch as well as a refrigerator. It was also clean.

 The view from our building.
 It looks like the countryside.
 Everything is in Korean (duh, I know). If you don't know the currency, you would think it's expensive. 7,000 Korean won equals about $7 USD.

 At the bottom of our hotel, there were lots of places to eat. We decided to have Korean BBQ!
 Korean Coke.
 We decided to get the whole experience, so we opted to take off our shoes and sit on the floor pillows.

 We had beef... or pork. We aren't really sure. It comes with kimchi, veggies, etc.
 The ladies working were really nice, even if they didn't speak or understand English. They were helping us cook our food and smiling at us.
 Our receipt! All in Korean except for the numbers.

 I'm still not quite sure what was happening here. If you look closely, you'll notice that all the trunks are open! The cars are parked, and the drivers aren't inside, but the trunks are open.

 Our evening trek through the Korean forest...
 Actually, its just some trees on our way to the mall. It's literally about 4 feet long. haha
 The forest.
 E mart. aka EYEN Mart!

 This is our favorite! Chocolate almond covered sticks. YUMMY!
My Korean pick-ups. Honey and Apple chips, chocolate with almonds, strawberry chews, peanut candies, and Korean coffee. At least, I think that's what it is!

Although we didn't have much time in Koera, we still enjoyed it! We were up at 3 a.m. wandering around since we had jet-lag. It was a cool place. I would love to go back and be able to explore more. 

After our Korean stopover, we made our way to the Philippines!

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