Our last day in Siem Riep passed quickly, with a boat ride to the floating villages on Tonle Sap lake in the morning, and a brief stop at the market before returning to our hotel for lunch, packing and relaxing until it was time for a fine dinner at the “Red Piano.” (Yes, there is a red piano but the musicians in the group reported in woefully out of tune!)
Our five-hour flight to Inchon (Seoul) Korea left at 10:15 pm and most of us managed at least some sleep. Upon arrival at 5 am (2 hour time difference), we went through immigration and customs so we could leave the airport and spend part of our 13 hour layover on a city tour of Seoul. These free tours (there are options of length from 1 to 6 hours) are offered by the airport as a public service and it was a wonderful way to see a tiny bit of the city, and enjoy a delicious lunch!
We saw two temples, the university, the river and a great shopping/eating area (think “Pearl District” of Seoul!) where we had our lunch. Then it was back to the airport, where we are spending the last few hours of our layover in a lovely quiet lounge with recliners and soft lighting! Tonight’s flight is another “red-eye” – leaving here at 6 pm (Wednesday evening) local time, we will fly for 10 hours and arrive in Seattle Wednesday afternoon – thanks to crossing the International Date Line!
Looking forward to seeing everyone in church Sunday (or maybe before?)