05.04.2017 - 05.04.2017 10 °C
The time lag between Seoul and Seattle is 16 hours. We leave Seoul at 11 AM, fly to Beijing, wait for 3 hours and fly again for 11 hours and arrive at noon, same day. Now, 3 days later, we’re still coping with the jetlag.
Then the freight forwarding routine starts: immigration, luggage collection, looking for the car rental company, checking in, getting the car, driving to our new home, trying to get in, getting in, checking, unpacking. This time we don’t need to buy local currency and we postpone the purchase of a local telephone card.
In normal circumstances this is a wasted day, but this is Seattle where Lisa, my daughter, lives with her husband Ryan, whom I’ve never met face to face. We meet at 6:30 PM and reconnect. We have our first experience with the local pubs, learn to play shuffle board and appreciate the diversity of the production of the local breweries.