The kids at OSCS wished us a Happy Wedding.
We are excited to get this trip started.
We walked across the street to the bakery that Catherine spent a lot of time at while I was away at camp. We asked the owner inside to call us a taxi. He speaks English pretty well. It was a great idea that we did, because we found out that the bus we were going to take from Hanam was not currently running. He told our taxi driver to drop us off at a spot where we could catch a bus to the airport.
Gotta love the Hello Kitty decor on the airplane 😉
After boarding the airplane we taxied onto the runway, and sat there for what seemed like an hour. We sat and sat and sat… Pretty soon I started getting a little worried. We were flying from Seoul to Hong Kong, and we only had and hour in between this flight and our flight from Hong Kong to Johannesburg. Even before be had boarded the flight, I worried that an hour wasn’t enough time and every minute that we sat on the runway, here in Seoul, the smaller and smaller that window was getting. We were being delayed due to snow and ice on the runway… The pilot barely gave us any information, and this made everyone uneasy.
As you can tell by this immigration stamp, we did not…
When we landed in Hong Kong, we were met by someone working for our airline. He greeted us with a sad face and a voucher for a hotel room. We were quite upset that we missed our flight! We had planned to surprise Catherine’s family and now we were worried that the surprise would be ruined.
It was past midnight as we walked across the airport. We imagined being shoved into a crappy hotel with nothing to do for 24 hours. Information told us to head right and exit. The hotel was not far from there. When we looked up and saw how big the hotel was (through the window above), excitement started to take over the disappointment that we felt.
There was a Coffee machine too. So really, Catherine was in heaven.
Unlimited Cafe Lattes!
We contemplated leaving the hotel to explore some of Hong Kong, but we were felling rather lazy (umm, perhaps it was all that food in our bellies) and we knew that we had to preserve as much of our money for the wedding as possible.
With some luck on our side, we made it onto the 11pm flight and we were heading south. We had two more flights to do, and we had left Korea over a day before that. What a long journey!
By the time our Johannesburg to Cape Town flight touched down, I was squirming with excitement! I had not seen my family and friends for over 2 years. Landing in Cape Town also meant that Justin and I were one step closer to FINALLY getting married!!