December 5, 2014
The big day has finally arrived!
flight isn't until tomorrow, but it leaves at 5:30a.m. and it's a 1.5
hour drive to the airport, so we have decided to spend the night
nearby. We were pleasantly surprised by our hotel room especially the
A storm was moving in to Northern California and it was drizzling in San Francisco. A good time to escape!
Our plane - Asiana Airlines non-stop to Seoul, Korea. So begins a 13 hour flight.
a flight this long, first or business class is the only way to fly. Each seat is
surrounded by privacy panels and the seats are also staggered in the
rows giving one the feeling of being the only passenger on the plane.
With seats that convert into a flat position with a pillow and blanket
provided it's possible to get a few hours of real sleep. The pods also
have storage cubbies and individual tvs with plenty of movies, games and
music to choose.
Our meals started with a menu:
food was amazing - quite a step up from reheated frozen dinners! The
following pictures are one of three meals we were served on our flights.
Smoked salmon, vegetable sushi, pickles and braised marinated duck leg:
Crisp salad greens:
Kimchi is a national Korean dish consisting of fermented chili peppers and vegetables, usually based on cabbage. It is spicy and so good!
Seoul we connected with Thai Airlines for the five hour flight to
Bangkok arriving at 1:00 in the morning. To say we were tired is an
After going through immigration and
customs, we stepped out into the sultry night air to catch a cab to our
hotel and catch a few hours of badly needed sleep. In the morning we
will check into the residence apartment we have rented for the duration
of our stay.
Having reached our destination safely, the adventure has begun!