We boarded the flight to Seoul without any difficulty, and our excitement began to show. The three of us chatted as we found our seats. It didn’t take long for our excitement to turn into boredom. I think David is on his 3rd movie and Mike is watching the new and listening to music. After being in the air for 5 ½ hours and with 8 /12 hours to go I wanted the plane trip to end.
At last, after 14 hours, we landed in Seoul and will have a 2-hour layover before our flight to Da Nang. I must admit my excitement has returned but dreading the 5-hour flight.
Mike and I talked about what we thought our first impression would be when we walked outside of the airport terminal into the city streets of Da Nang. Would the heat be overwhelming and the strange smells as strong as it seemed 49 years ago? We shall see.
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