Monday, August 2, 2010

Incheon, South Korea

Well, I've crossed the Pacific.

I'm currently sitting in Incheon Airport in Seoul, South Korea, and am very tired.  The flight to this point was 13 hours, and its another 4 or so before I reach Beijing.  If it is anything like when I flew into Athens, the first few days I will have a horrible time trying to sleep.

They had one of my favorite movies on the plane's selection - "The Sting" with Robert Redford and Paul Newman.  So I watched The Sting with Korean subtitles while eating seaweed soup, while the young Korean girl next to me watched Everybody Loves Raymond.

...and so begins my Asian adventure.

I don't know when the next time I can update this will be if I don't get a VPN, as once I cross over to China it becomes a blocked site.  I won't be able to go to Hong Kong until October, so if that is the first time so be it.  Don't forget about me though!  I will write all my good stories down until then.

One more flight to go!


  1. I hope you will get well soon.

    Keep up the good work!

  2. There's nothing worse than that flight, but it is so much worse on the way back. I didn't get jet lagged on the way in, but I was broken when I got home. I couldn't get back to normal for like 4 days. And you'll be over there for months, so you'll really be used to Beijing time.

    If you want to possibly be able to get around China's blocked sites, I recommend going to and downloading the portable version of the Tor Browser or just the browser bundle. Sometimes you can use the Tor relay to get past the "Great Firewall of China."