Up, Up and Away
Trip Start Oct 23, 2011
22Trip End Nov 12, 2011
Arrival in Seoul was on time but with a short layover we had to jog to the gate for our connecting flight, located at what seemed like the opposite end of a very large airport. They were boarding our plane by the time we arrived.
We have crossed the International Dateline so today is now tomorrow.
We will spend the first week exploring on our own before meeting the Habitat for Humanity (HFH) group in Saigon for a two-week build in the Mekong Delta.
I list our general itinerary (subject to change) here but as you will see when we enter the Habitat portion of the trip I switch to themed entries instead of a day-by-day account.
Let the adventure begin . . .
Oct 23 Lv Seattle Washington 1400 Hrs
Oct 24 Arr Seoul South Korea 1740 Hrs
Oct 24 Lv Seoul South Korea 1900 Hrs
Oct 24 Arr Siem Reap Cambodia 2225 Hrs
Oct 25 Explore Siem Reap; afternoon boat tour Kompong Phluk Floating Village
Oct 26 Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat
Oct 27 Ta Prohm and Banteay Srei Temples
Oct 28 Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and drive to Can Tho in the Mekong Delta
Oct 29 Cai Rang Floating Market near Can Tho and drive back to Saigon via My Tho
Oct 30 Explore Saigon and meet the rest of our Habitat group
Oct 31 Fly to Rach Gia, home base while on the build site
Nov 01 Begin the HFH build
Nov 02 Build
Nov 03 Build
Nov 04 Build, visit local elementary school
Nov 05 Ferry to Duong Dong on Phu Quoc Island for R&R
Nov 06 R&R, return to Rach Gia
Nov 07 Build
Nov 08 Back spasm day of rest for me
Nov 09 Build
Nov 10 Build a.m., farewell ceremony with family, visit orphanage
Nov 11 Fly back to Saigon
Nov 12 Explore Saigon flight home leaves at midnight
Nov 13-18 Get over jet lag!