RudeDudes Travels

Thursday, August 14, 2014

We've arrived!

Asiana Airlines
We have now been living in South Korea for 12 hours.  Today is a Korean National holiday (Liberation Day), so finding an open place to get coffee/food was a bit tricky (also no one we talked to spoke English :o).


Our travel over was great! Asiana airlines was very nice. The Korean food, bibimbap was delicious!  Much better than the "American" meal of chicken and pasta we had later in the flight (thankfully we had left over gochujang to spice it up a bit!
Goodbye Seattle!
Each seat came with a blanket, pillow, headphones, and these sweet slippers! (I may have kept them and already used them at our apartment!)
We both watched movies, slept, and drank a ton of water.

Thankfully our recruiter gave us great info on navigating the airport in Incheon.
The airport also had lots of signs in English and we did not get lost.  We even got a good giggle over the carts of Cuckoo rice cookers.  We got one as a wedding present from our Korean "flower woman" Yao Eun. :D
Carts of Cuckoo rice cookers at the airport
The only bummer about immigration and customs was that we our beef jerky was quarantined, AKA not allowed. Sad face!

Our recruiter had organized our ride, a Mr. Joe, to pick us up from the airport and drive us to our apartment.  The taxi van was super spiffy, I may have giggled over the tufted leather ceiling.  It was a comfy hour long ride and we would have been completely lost without him!

A rep from our school met us at our apartment with our Arrival Store box.  Wherein we struggled to carry our five 50+ lb luggages (which may have cost us $300 to bring with us... ;o)  up to the THIRD FLOOR.  They don't do elevators?!  Just think of all the fitbit steps we will be getting!
Exaggerated exhaustion (I only carried one!)
Our apartment is SO nice!  Anyone want to see pictures in a future post?  I am pretty sure our apartment in Korea is nicer but smaller than "the glen" apartment.  Automated keyless locks, AC, video intercom door, and we live on top of an italian restaurant.  We are living near the university so there is a TON of shops, restaurants, and coffee shops...sadly today is a national holiday and not much was open.  We did find coffee, sparkle water, and internet.  Now we are on to the next adventure, finding lunch a
Our apartment building
We did find coffee, sparkle water, and internet.  Now we are on to the next adventure, finding lunch and cleaning our apartment!  OOlala!  Thanks for all the prayers for safe travel!  Keep the questions coming.  We are excited to be here but miss everyone from back home!
~The Rudes~


  1. I would love to see pictures. Miss you tons and can't wait to see you in the spring.

  2. Wait, an apartment nicer than "the glen"?... Not sure I believe it! ;)

    1. believe it! will be posting pics soon! There is soo much natural light and window!!!!!!! :)