2 Canadians in Korea

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I've been blogging a lot of facts and I feel I should say that some of it is copy pasted from books, the internet and the signs that I took pictures of at the tourist site itself.

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Monday, January 21, 2008

The Flight

The flight was painfully long. We flew 5 hours to Vancouver and had a 3-4 day layover with André which was great and good for the rest. Then we flew out on January 14th and followed the sun during the 11 hour flight to Seoul, South Korea.

We landed and went through customs. I get asked more questions at McDonald's than I did at the S. Korean Customs. We picked up our luggage and proceeded out of the airport where we handed our declaration form to a strapping security guard at the gate. We had checked yes to: Illicit drug such as opium, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, cannabis, or any medicine such as diet pills that may be prohibited or subject to restrictions by law. (Angèle didn't want to hide anything, just in case) The security guard said "Hey, hey, what's this?" Angèle said "Advil for headaches" and he said, Ok, and let us go. I thought I was going to have my first cavity search.

We then had 1 hour to run across the airport reading Korean signs to find our way to our domestic terminal that we didn't even know what number it was. After 10 minutes of following Angèle, who was speed walking with her few pieces of luggage, we finally made it to the check-in point. We gave them all our luggage again and got our ticket and proceeded through the security check, which was just a metal detector. They barely even looked at us and we moved on. We then took our 1 hour flight to Busan where we were picked up by a representative from the school who brought us to our apartment.

1 comment:

murph said...

Can't believe that you guys are actually there and you Pierre without a solid handle on the english language. Good Luck! How are things? Are you guys liking it?

By the way Pierre, I heard that Giacinda is leaving at the end of Feb., Joanna H. is gone, as is Winston...

Talk soon,