Well, a week later and I’ve left Seoul, traipsed through New York City, and arrived in Florida. It’s always good to be home. The quiet American suburb.
I went 48 hours without a shower upon leaving Korea. Early morning flight, 5 hours in Tokyo (where I had a run-in with one of the airport shopping staff… trying to return a shirt I bought back in April that they had given me the wrong size for), and then the long flight to New York. Upon landing I dropped my bags off at my friend’s apartment, changed, and rushed to get to my friend’s wedding reception in Brooklyn.
A good time ensued.
Perhaps too good of a time… stayed up too late and got so tired that I slept in my clothes on the sofa… waking up just a few minutes before the shuttle to the airport arrived.
Sadly this is when I noticed my wallet was gone.
But I had to rush, so off I went to the airport and flew home to Florida. In the same clothes from the night before and still unshowered from Korea.
When I got home, priority #1 was to take a hot shower… and standing under that stream of water was like standing in heaven itself.
Now I am overseas with no cash, no credit cards, no access to money… a right pickle of a situation to be in. With a return through New York City and Seoul for a few days before Singapore. Boy I hope American Express lives up to their word about rushing me a new credit card.
Some snapshots (mainly of food) from Korea:
Korean BBQ! Intestines are on the grill… and they tasted delicious. Perfect texture and covered with a sweet sauce.
Ice skating outside the Hyatt
Lobby of POSCO Center – the building where the Microsoft office is