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Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

South Korea Study Trip - Day 1

March 8 - 9, 2012 –Day 1

We left the parking lot of ISG promptly at 6:30pm after goodbye hugs and kisses from parents.  Dammam airport was crowded, but we were able to all go through the GCC line.  Mathurine was very organized with all of the letters and passports and we had no issues whatsoever. The flight to Doha was only 40 minutes and the kids were wound up the whole time.  They had quite a bit of nervous energy.  They layover in Doha was not bad at all, and we boarded the next plane to Seoul with no problems despite Doha having some odd boarding procedures. 

The flight to Seoul took about 7 hours and 45 minutes.  Several kids slept and I was even able to catch a few winks even though I rarely sleep on airplanes.  At the airport, we easily went through customs and baggage claim and exchanged some money. On Unfortunately, I didn’t bring cash because I always rely on ATMs and my card has just expired.  I guess I’ll be washing dishes and singing songs on the street.  Incheon International Airport is entirely built on reclaimed land (like Hong Kong), so after arriving and meeting our tour guide Michelle, we boarded the bus and were off to Seoul. 

It took about an hour to get to our restaurant due to traffic.  We ate at a place called Ashley’s which had a buffet food with Korean dishes and a few American dishes the kids discovered. Dessert was at a Baskin Robbins, so the kids had a little taste of “home.”

After a long day, we arrived at our hotel, the Artnouveau City III and checked in.  A few of the students called home on Skype.  Most students slept through the night, but a few had a hard time sleeping.  Yours truly crashed about 11:00 pm woke at 6:45 am.  Because of a wonderful little one at home, sleeping through the night is a rare event for me. 

Tomorrow, we’ll have a packed day our touring some sites in Seoul.  

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