So here I am in Pyeongchang, 431.3 kilometers (268 miles) away from Gimhae, the city that I have called home for the more than 16 years that I have been living here. The drive took me around 6 hours. It wasn't that bad to be honest. We drove up the east coast of South Korea which was nice because in the 16 years that I have lived here, I have never been to the North Eastern part of South Korea so I can finally check that off my bucket list of things to do in Korea. ^_^
The drive should have taken around four and a half to five hours but I needed to stop to stretch out my legs and arms a bit and get some coffee because my navigator fell asleep in the seat next to me. ^_^
Now that I am here, how do I feel?
Now that I am here, it feels like just another day. I mean I already live in the host Country of the Olympics... I was thinking that a big part of the thrill of going to the olympics for many people would be the excitement of going abroad. So in a way I kind of feel robbed that I didn't get to experience that part of going to the Olympics but then again I also didn't have to pay an arm and a leg for two plane tickets abroad so I am going to call this one a win! LOL
Where are you staying?
We got really lucky. originally we weren't sure where we were going to stay. My wife arranged for us to stay at a small motel or something like that but for one reason or another that fell through. So upon driving towards the venue site for the cross country skiing event that we will be seeing tomorrow, my wife saw a motel sign and decided to give them a call. I thought all the rooms would have been booked, but we got lucky! ^_^ Its a big room with one bed and only cost us 80,000 won a night! So it looks like we may stay here for the duration of our stay here in Pyeongchang.
I can't wait for tomorrow when I go to my first Olympic event, the Women's 10k free Cross-Country Skiing! ^_^
Good night from Pyeongchang, and see you all tomorrow!