|baggage claim at Incheon Airport|
And feel about as big as those Who's who first screamed "we are here" from their spec in Horton's trunk. This place is HUGE. And BUSY. And it's CRAZY great!! I'm blogging at the end of day one in Seoul for us. We flew from Jackson to Chicago where Phil's sweet Aunt Sherry picked us up from Midway airport, took us to breakfast, then dropped us off at O'Hare for our non-stop to Seoul.
|the drop off at O'hare|
|checking in at Asiana in Chicago|
We checked into our hotel, the Westin Chosun. It is beautiful. They just had their grand reopening this month- what a great time to be here! We unpacked, had a sandwich in one of the hotel restaraunts, and went to bed. We'd been up about 26 hours at that point.
This morning we met our Holt issued tour guide , Hye Won. She was very sweet and stayed with us most of the day. We toured a couple of museums, Gyeonbok Palace, and Insadong Market.
|Changing of the Guards|
(emperor's Cadillac- 1914)
|Concerned citizen in Insadong Market. "Dogs are Friends, Not Food"! There were several people staging a protest.|
(Green Tea/Pistachio & Hello Kitty donuts from underground Krispy Kreme)
After our tour we came back to the room for a quick nap and then did a little exploring of the underground shopping areas. We had Krispy Kreme's for dinner- I was ready for some good sugar!! We got a few necessities at the 7-11 and discovered a couple restaraunts we want to try. We then walked around our hotel grounds where the Temple of Heaven is located. We also discovered that the Guiness Book of World Records has certified the Westin as The Oldest Hotel in the Republic of Korea! Cool, huh?
|Guinness Book Plaque at our hotel|
|The "R" in room is right under our window.|
Now it's off to bed. Tomorrow we're going to try and find the hospital where Eliza Grace was born.
sorry the post is so all over the place layout wise- blogger's being a little weird! And spellcheck isn't working either :(