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12 days in Asia – Korea

Secret Agent Man and I are spending some time in Southeast Asia visiting some missionaries for pastoral care.  Our first stop was a 24 hour layover in Korea.
After a 15 hour flight we arrived in Incheon, Korea.  We checked into a hotel and then headed out to dinner.  It’s always about adventure so of course we went to the most local place around. Which really was not hard, as we were not in a tourist area.  The food was good and the experience better. Trying to order from a menu you cannot read and a server who does not speak the same language added to the fun.
It was only 8:30pm when I crawled into bed, but I had not slept in over 24 hours, and yes it was the best sleep ever.
We woke this morning at 5:30am, had breakfast, packed up and headed out to make the most of our time in Korea; our plane leaves at 4:30pm – so off we went.
We took a 45 minute subway ride to Seoul. It was a nice way to see a bit of the country, which at times made me think of South Texas. Coastal with business all about and trees that looked like mesquite trees.
When we arrived in Seoul it was very Western looking, even similar stores you would find in America. As we walked a few blocks we found more places that were more Asian and less Western, which we enjoyed.
Lunch was more of the same experience as dinner was last night, good food and better experience.
From what I’ve seen of Korea, which isn’t much, it looks a great deal like any American city. The parts of the country I’ve encountered is very clean and the people hospitable and accommodating.
Almost 24 hours later and I’m at the airport again waiting to catch a 6 hour flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We will spend a few days with a missionary family that are near and dear to us and well as our church body.
Who’s watching the kids while we are away you ask? That would be Big Brother, who will turn 19 while we are away, and intern extraordinaire, Cory Kirkland. A big job, but great young men taking care of the home front! (Cory, water my flowers!)
Until the next country or the next time wifi is available, carry on!