Sunday, October 4, 2009

Around the World in 3 Days...Literally!!!

Ryan at Wonchon Baptist Church, tasting a Korean pastry..he wasn't a fan.
Our 2nd Church Service of the day..largest church in South Korea.

Jennifer and I with an adorable Korean Lady...love the outfit!!



The girls tastin Korean pastries...they were interesting!


Ryan and I on the streets of Seoul, South Korea



So, I have literally flown almost completely around the world in 3 days. I promise to update more about my London trip, but since I am here in Korea, I thouht I would go ahead and blog about this trip....ENJOY!!
Ryan and I left with the Patriot Basketball team and Cheerleading squad to travel to Seoul, South Korea. The group left DBU at 4:30 AM on Friday morning and after a layover in San Francisco, arrived in South Korea at 6:00 PM on Saturday night Korean time, 4::00 AM Dallas time. There is a 14 hour time difference here...we are ahead, and our flight was 12 hours....long day of travel!!
After clearing customs and immigration, the teams had their first taste of American chain food in Korea, McDonald's and KFC. Saturday was a national holiday in South Korea, very similar to the American Thanksgiving holiday, so traffic was pretty heavy and most restaurants and stores were closed.
After checking into the hotel, most of the group was exhausted and retired to bed before midnight.
Sunday started early, as we left the hotel for the first of two church services. The first service was at the Central Christian Academy, home of Wonchon Baptist Church. Dr. Billy Kim, the Billy Graham of Korea, delivered the message and recognized DBU, all in Korean, which was very interesting to say the least.
After breakfast with the congregation, we boarded the bus and headed to Suwon Central Baptist Church, a more traditional service. The church was also all Korean, but they did offer headsets that translated the service into English.
The second service finished around 12:15 and the group was invited to the International Food Festival hosted by the church, where we experienced Bangladesh curry, kim chi, Phillipino egg rolls and many other foods from across East Asia.
After lunch we headed back to the hotel for relaxing or downtown shopping. The evening ended with a meal at TGIFriday's near the hotel. Everyone is having a good time and thankfully no illnesses to report. Just a little jet lag, but nothing too extensive. We are really having a great time across the world in Korea. It is pretty unbelievable that we are actually here!!! More to come tomorrow...


5 comments:

wetherell said...

cant wait to hear more!!!!

The Ward Family said...

Sounds like your having a great time. I'm excited for you. Plus, Kristy, you look way to cute.

Kim Soto said...

Hello my little world traveler. hope yall have so much fun and get some rest when you can! :) cant wait to catch with you when finally hit US soil for more than 72 hours! :)

Kimberly said...

Hi sister!! So glad that you posted so I know what you are doing over there in Korea land!! Glad you are having fun and getting to experience another culture. loves, kim

Grimes Life said...

So glad you are posting again! Have a blast and stay safe! Can't wait to hear all about the trip when you return from all your adventures! :)