Last night after work I went ice-skating at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. I think I was a little too ambitious, as I feel exhausted this morning, although I slept well. The below-freezing temps don't help.
Luckily work is pretty quiet. I'm finalizing my travel arrangements. I fly to Seoul on the 30th, and then on to Bangkok the next day. Then back to Seoul on Feb. 13th, and arriving in DC the 14th. I'm really not looking forward to digging out my summer clothes from the basement. Or the 14+ hour flight.
I got my diplomatic passport. It's black. Somehow I assumed it would be a bright garish green with sparkly lights and a chorus of angels when it's opened. Alas, it's not the case. Budget cuts, perhaps?
Your travel arrangements make me dizzy. Especially the flight times... Ugh.
The husband served his mission in Seoul. (Random, sorry).
Somehow I assumed it would be a bright garish green with sparkly lights and a chorus of angels when it's opened. Alas, it's not the case. Budget cuts, perhaps?
Paul and I did a tour around the Inchon airport that was a lot of fun. They have several different tours of varying lengths. Check it out. We had a very sweet guide who took us to the beach, a small fish market and a mountain temple for tea. It was a taste of Korea in about two hours.
And there's always the special Rodney tour of San Francisco if you have a layover here.
Oh, Rodney and I really liked the Seoul airport. If you have time, check out some of the short trips from the airport. I remember a 2 or 3 hour one to a local spa. We did a 4 or 5 hour tour around Incheon Island. They even have longer ones (like 10 hours) where they'll take you into Seoul. I would love to go back and see more of Korea.
I think you only get the sparkly lights now when they scan the RFID chip. The angelic chorus was phased out after some people got all bent out of shape over the mixing of Church and State.
(P. S. I saw the pic of your passport, too cool!)