I’m leaving on a jet plane…September 9th!

My flight to Hanoi has been booked! On September 9th I will start my eight-month journey abroad, living and working in Vietnam.

my ticket!

It is going to be a very long plane ride but I could not be more excited, and anxious, but mostly excited! Although I was desperately hoping for a layover in Tokyo, it will actually be in Seoul, South Korea and I cannot say that I am disappointed in the slightest. Seoul is home to Incheon International Airport, which has been ranked one of the best airports in the world. It is pretty clear as to why, given that the airport has a spa, skating rink, Korean culture museum, a cultural experience zone where you can make traditional Korean handicrafts, and the list goes on and on. If that wasn’t enough, the airport facilities also include a casino and golf course, which are just a free, five-minute shuttle ride away from the airport itself. I don’t think four hours in this airport will be nearly enough time!

Having my ticket officially booked has reaffirmed that this is all really happening. I am really going to be leaving in only 2 months to embark on what is sure to be one of the greatest experiences of my life!

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7 thoughts on “I’m leaving on a jet plane…September 9th!

  1. I agree it seems that would be the kind of airport you wouldn’t mind a long layover. Perhaps more airports will add these fun features!

    • Leaving on your mother’s birthday, you will surely make her cry!!! And not just her 😦 You should make a Korean handicraft during your layover and then give it to your host family when you get there. But make sure the Vietnamese get along with the Koreans first lest you make a horrible first impression 😉 DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!!!!

    • it’s true! it makes a normally boring and annoying layover a mini trip in itself!
      And I do plan on making a traditional Korean handicraft while I’m there (they are free to make during certain hours!), but I don’t know that I would use it as a gift to my host family. I’m sure I can find something within my own culture to share with them, since they will be sharing so much of their own culture with me

  2. Also, have you gotten your skype account yet? I am really getting very angry about this. Your procrastination on this very important issue is infuriating!!! In fact, I think I will not let you leave until you’ve done it. And if you think I can’t stop you, you are sorely mistaken, I have my ways!!!!!

  3. Wow, what an airport! The excitement starts right away doesn’t it! Yes, Skype will be my new best friend even though I have never used it before. I will learn quick. Don’t forgot, we are never more than a call away! We will be following your blogs and your journey with you.

    • thanks 🙂 hopefully once I arrive in Hanoi this blog will be a great way for friends and family to stay updated on what I am doing. and I’m sure i’ll be glad to have my adventure documented where I can always look back on it.

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