Quick Update from Korea
Posted February 12, 2013
Internet! I'm in Asia! Except that hasn't really sunk in yet. We left Pensacola on Saturday morning and flew to Tokyo, via Washington Dulles. We'd only gotten about four hours of sleep the night before we left since we were up until 1am booking hotel rooms in Burma. Neither of us got much sleep on the plane, meaning that by the time we arrived at the Radisson Hotel Narita, we barely made it through dinner before crashing at 8:30. After the breakfast buffet the next morning, we took the shuttle back to the airport to fly to Seoul, where we took a bus to the Army base where our friends here live. (They work at the American Embassy and their housing is on base.) Last night, we watched the Grammys and this morning, we'll go to the commissary, then to the gym. Then we'll board the bus back to the airport to fly to Burma.
Things finally get Asian at that point. Super-Asian.
While we've had about as Americanized an experience one can have in Asia thus far, we've been told that traveling in Burma is as close as a person can come to seeing what Asia was like 100 years ago. Except with (reportedly very slow) wi-fi at some of the hotels. And air-conditioning. And taxis.
We'll be in Burma until March 1 when we fly back here to spend a week in Seoul. Then we'll finally fly to Okinawa where it may eventually become real to me that we're not flying back to Florida at the end of this vacation. (Thank goodness because Another Fourteen Hour Flight is not on my List of Things I'd Like to Do in the Near Future.)
I'm not sure how much I'll be able to post from Burma, but I'm sure I'll have A LOT to say once we get back.