Our second round of adventures began early last Tuesday (by early, I mean 3:30am), as we headed from Kona to Seoul, South Korea where we enjoyed a 23-hour layover. We flew with Korean Airlines and I was really impressed with, well, everything. From the moment we stepped on the plane we were greeted with extreme customer service. When we got to our seats, we had bottled water, headphones and slippers waiting for us, and our own TV in the seatback in front of us with tons of new movies, TV shows and music. We even got complimentary wine. I’ll take a double, please. Basically, American based airlines have been depriving us all and we should write letters to them.
After a 10-hour fun-filled flight, we got to Seoul around 5:00p and were blessed to be able to stay in a nice hotel. Not only did we get to stay at a hotel, but we also got dinner, breakfast AND lunch passes to use in their restaurant. Jackpot! I even took a bath just because I could. The whole stay was just such a treat. Our flight to KL didn’t leave until 4:00p the next day, so we had some time to venture into the city. My friend, Mirjam, found a 5-hour guided tour of Seoul that picked us up from the hotel and dropped us off at the airport. It was the coldest day in Seoul this winter, at a whopping -10C, or 14F. Coming from Kona to KL where the temperature doesn’t get below 80 too often, we weren’t too prepared for the weather in Seoul. We also didn’t have our bags because they went straight through, so we bundled up with anything we could find in overnight bags. The tour included the Cheonggyecheon stream, the Gyeongbokgung Palace, lunch at a local restaurant and shopping at one of the popular markets. Taking the tour was a great way to see the city in such a short amount of time, and if you ever have a long layover in Seoul, I highly recommend it!
Here is a link to video of how they made it. Crazy!