Monday, July 26, 2010


So, we got up at4:30 AM and started our day. We had packed a smaller suitcase into our larger suitcase so we had plenty of room for things to bring back. Well, good thing we did, otherwise we would have had to pay $100 for the overage of the weight of the suitcase. We were allowed to have 2 pieces of luggage each, but not over 50 pounds per piece. We had to move stuff into the bigger suitcase to shift the weight.

Then...... I get pulled aside because I had a carry on that I had candles in. They pulled me aside to make sure it was just candles, note to self: bringing candles on a plane, pull them out and put in a bucket so they don't have to pull me aside.

We made it to Atlanta......... and of course, the flight from Atlanta to Seoul was delayed by an hour and a half. We had a 4 and a half hour lay over, UGH!!!

We get on the plane and Nicole and I had the worst seats EVER!!! There were some crazy box things that took up half of our foot space and the guy in front of Nicole practically had his head in her lap. It was so crazy, she managed to sleep and I have no clue how!! I was wide awake the entire flight.

We get off the plane and find the KAL limo, it took us to the Renaissance Hotel and dropped us off. From there, we had to go up this steep hill with 3 suitcases, carry-ons, and purses. We start looking around and of course we have no clue where we are going. Luckily some guy on a moped saw us and I guess he felt sorry for us pitiful Americans and asked to see our map and then showed us where to go. Thank God, we could still be walking around with suitcases in tow wondering where we were going!!!

We got into the guesthouse and then we decided to venture out for some food. By this time it was about 9pm and everywhere seemed to be closed or had no vegetarian food. We saw a pizza place and decided to play it safe. Their slogan was "Love for Women", you know it has to be classy!! LOL.


  1. Glad you made it safely! We also stayed in the SWS guesthouse and had some trouble finding it from the Renaissance Hotel. I can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip!

    Btw, if you are vegetarians, there is a GREAT restaurant in Insadong called Sanchon. Kind of different food--some interesting greens and herbs, etc. But it was all vegetarian and delicious!

  2. The vegetarian fare is def. hard to find, but the ones that exist are DELICIOUS!
    Good luck :)

  3. How do you like the guesthouse? It seems so convenient to stay right there. So excited for you. Can't wait for you to meet Holden. Do you know when yet? Hugs!

  4. Wow sounds like not so much fun! You will be so glad when you open your front door and say hello to your home! Can't wait to see some pics of Holden, he is such a lucky little boy