Dispatch from Seoul

h1 November 25th, 2008 by eisha

Me at the N Seoul Tower.Hey, everybody. Despite oversleeping by an hour and a half on take-off day, two majorly-delayed flights, and two somewhat diabolical taxi drivers trying to convince me that my hotel shuttle had already left the airport, I made it safely to Seoul.

This is me at the N Seoul Tower, which sits on top of a mountain in Namsan Park. I took this pic Tuesday afternoon, which hasn’t even happened for you yet. I’m comin’ at ya from 14 hours into the future, people! I am so pitifully jetlagged at this point that I let some Israeli guy talk me into climbing onto a random SUV for a better chance of getting both my short-ass self and the tower in the same picture.

I did go into Kyobo Bookstore, but they wouldn’t let me take pictures. Too bad, because they had a great little display of the Harry Potter and Twilight books in Korean. That would have been a much more 7-Imp-appropriate image to share. Alas! You’ll have to make do with me and a big metal pole.

No pole-dancing jokes! C’mon, you guys, my mom reads this blog too.

If you’d like to see more pics of my adventures-in-progress, I’m on Flickr.

21 comments to “Dispatch from Seoul”

  1. Eisha! You look awesome! So glad you’re in Korea and can’t wait to hear more about your adventures.

  2. Woo hoo! I wanna be there! Have fun. Live it up. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics at Flickr…

  3. I’m pleased to see that you’re there, and that you are safe, sound, and happy! I envy your time travel. 🙂 Have fun and be safe!

  4. Mr Random Israeli took a great photo for you. I can’t wait to hear more tales from the future!

  5. Glad you’re there safe and sound! And impressed that you are battling jetlag to go sightseeing and take interesting photos for the rest of us 🙂

  6. I love that picture! You don’t look jet-lagged a bit.

    Be sure to bring home some random warped English poetry. I find that the outside of cute shopping bags are a good place to find that.

  7. eisha: great photo to lead off the series with. Very Twin Cities/Mary Tyler Moore-ish, and I’m glad to know that is a tower behind you and not a seriously weird hat you’ve flung into the air.

    I’ve never been able to grasp the whole International Date Line thing, except in dim theory. Will take your word for it that it’s at least still 2008 where you are. Might want to take a shot of you holding up a current newspaper just to reassure us.

    Went to the Flickr site; almost too many jaw-dropping things to see there. Thanks so much for making the pix available. HAVE A GREAT TIME — looks like things are headed in that direction!

  8. Annyong Hassumnika!

    Looks like you had some hot stuff for lunch!

    Glad you had a safe trip over. Love the photos, and looking forward to more of your adventure!

  9. Wow, how exciting! What a great picture! Let us know how the future turns out, ok?

  10. Annyong hasseyo! Jama, you speak Korean and you didn’t mention it? I could’ve used a tutor!

    Thanks, all, for sharing the fun. I’m pretty sure all your good vibes helped keep my planes in the air, in spite of more technical difficulties than NWA knew what to do with.

    So far, the future looks good. The news is still following Obama’s every move, like he’s a rock star. Which, it will be revealed, he actually is. The economy still sucks, but Mr. Prez-elect is assembling a crack team of experts to fix it. I think we’re gonna be okay.

  11. Congratulations, Eisha! Have a fabulous time!

    ps. You’re certain you’re in Seoul and not Toronto, eh? That tower’s looking pretty C.N.

  12. Yay Eisha! So glad you had a safe trip. Your photos are fabulous. Looking forward to more photos and more posts….Have a wonderful time!

  13. Hi, Eisha! Gosh you are so near, yet so far. I’m in the Philippines! What are you doing in Korea? 😀

  14. Andrea, I’d be pretty sad if I’d spent 20+ hours on various planes to get somewhere it would only take me a couple of hours to drive.

    Tarie – well hello, neighbor! My husband is a theatrical set designer, and he’s designing a musical that’s opening here in Seoul. He worked with one of the writers on a previous show in the US, and she put his name in for this one… so here we are.

  15. VERY COOL! I envy you and your freedom to travel

  16. Could you get any more awesome than that?? Whoot! Have fun…

  17. Have a lovely time! I look forward to reading about your trip.

  18. You look extraordinarily beautiful for a woman who has traveled so far, and under such conditions. Truly. Really. You do.

  19. *blush*

  20. Oh, thanks for sharing your pictures–it all looks so fun. And how much do I love that there exists a Museum of Chicken Art. I clearly must add that to the list of places I should see before I perish.

  21. After that trip over to your Flickr page, I am sooooo hungry! Books, food, theater, and a chicken art museum. . . what fun!

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