This is the continuation of my travel tale on my trip with my husband to the US in the early year of 2010. Wow. Took me a year to finally write the finale. My apologies.
We took the Delta Airlines from LAX (Los Angeles Airport) in California. It was such a long wait at the counter as the security was very tight due to the failed bombing plan of the Delta Airlines in Detroit a few weeks before that. Good thing we went there early.
Our flight was connecting from LA to South Korea and from South Korea to Kuala Lumpur. We realized we had 10 hours of transit time in South Korea. My husband checked on the transit tour packages and we asked around whether we could go inside the country (go out of the airport). We were not sure if we could or I would need a visa to enter South Korea. But they said as long as it was a tansit and I had a US Visa, it was okay. And so, we lined up at the Immigration counter to find out more about the transit tour. One of the immigration officers helped us with it. That was a blessings.
When we finally passed the Immigration department, The first thing we noticed was, outside was very cold. And when we looked further, there were flakes… yes, flakes, falling on the ground. Snow! There were snows all over. I could jump for joy at the sight of snow. I almost did.
You know when you read my travel tale in Atlanta, I was hoping to see a real snow. I only saw some streaks of snow on the rooftops. And that’s all. I was a bit disappointed. It didn’t help that we learned it started snowing in Atlanta the day after we left. I was in despair, you see. It was my first time to be in the US and I was really hoping to see snow.. but oh well…
And then, in South Korea, there it was, snowing heavily.
I was ecstatic.
Good thing I was hand carrying my coat. (It didn’t fit into our luggage). And so it helped keep me warm. My husband had only sweaters so the girl at the tour company lent him a thick coat.
Me, feeling cold and cool to be doing a 5-hour transit tour in Seoul, South Korea
Visited the Palace. These are the palace guards.
South Korean foo was in the package. My husband ordered Bibimbap.
I ordered Korean barbecue
Starbucks – direct translation of Starbucks in South Korean.
After our 5-hour transit tour, we still had time to rest at Incheon Airport. But really, I could never stop thanking God for making our trip complete with an experience of snow in South Korea.
And you know how much we paid for the 5-hour transit tour inclusive of lunch? It cost us 25$/pax to do it. So cheap, yeah?
So just in case you have enough time while at the Incheon Airport for transit, check out their transit tour. It’s worth doing it.
And now me wonders… when can I go for trips like these again?
Hopefully this year.
This time, with the whole family.