"Seoul Welcomes You," a sentiment that brings music to my ears....After enduring a long, fourteen hour flight from Atlanta to Seoul, I am here, albeit slightly delirious, but I am here!!
Once we cleared customs, we were met at the airport by two gals who work for Northeast Asian History Foundation, the organization that is responsible for planning our excursions and itinerary in and around Seoul. What a relief to see these two smiling faces who guided us to our bus so we could settle in for the one-hour commute to the hotel. (I mean if you have been sitting on a cramped airplane for 14 hours, what's one more hour on a bus? But I digress...) Unfortunately since our commute to the hotel was in the midst of rush hour traffic, I was unable to snap pictures that really do capture the enormity of Seoul. In fact, in an effort to stop urban sprawl, Seoul has built "satellite" residential cities on the outskirts of Seoul which are sprouting up along the outskirts of Seoul. (Think small city right outside of big metropolitan area, so, in essence, satellite cities are small, self-sufficient cities).