Tuesday, July 03, 2007


I have a ticket number!
My travel agent spent all day on the phone with United and Singapore Air and finally got me a confirmed ticket number. She even made the guy email her a copy of the codes that are in the United computer to show them if they give me a problem tomorrow.
If you don't hear any more from me, I'll have successfully boarded my flight.
I'll be so relieved when I do. It has been a very strange day.

I've got a flight

They've managed to get me on a flight tomorrow. I'm leaving Logan tomorrow at 10am (I !#%*-ing well hope), changing planes in Chicago, stopping in Tokyo (but not changing planes) and then on to Seoul. I've managed to change my hostel reservation and let Hwa Gye Sa know that I'm delayed by a day. My flight back seems to have stayed the same. I'm waiting right now for a ticket number. I'll keep you posted.

Obstacles Arise

It is 9:47am and I am not on an airplane! I got up early, headed over to the airport, and waited in line only to be told that my ticket had been exchanged and that I could not board. There was no one to call because none of the offices were open yet. Nothing I could do but go home. I’ve been to my travel agents and they are working furiously to figure out what’s going on and get me on a flight tomorrow. I told them that I really might need to have some kind of compensation for today’s debacle in the form of an upgrade. We’ll see what they can do.
In my school, they say that when you do strong practice, obstacles arise. I guess this is the kind of thing they were talking about.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Leavin' on a jet plane

Hey folks, this is my last post before I leave. Several people have asked me about who won the wheel I was giving away at the sale. You can see her picture up on the shop site.
I'm in my final preparations for my trip and it is going well enough that I'm starting to get nervous that I'm forgetting something. Oh, well.
Here's a picture of some of the yarn and needles I'm taking with me. I may take more than that. Can't run out!!

I'm also planning to go to at least one yarn store in Seoul. I found out that my hostel is only one subway stop away from one. Woohoo!

I've also gotten lots of advise about other places to check out. Now that I've gotten this fabric fetish, I'm going to check out the shops around another temple district where I've been told you can get all kinds of beautiful stuff in monastic grey.

For those of you that are interested, here's my itinerary:

July 3
8:20AM-Leave Boston
11:34AM-Arrive San Francisco
2:15PM-Leave San Francisco

July 4 6:45PM-Arrive Incheon, Korea
That night I will be staying at the
Windflower Guesthouse

July 5-July 11-I will be at
Hwa Gye Sa in Seoul

July 11-July 14-I will be back at Windflower Guesthouse having a few days of touristy fun.

July 14-I will be taking the train to Duyge and then a taxi up to Mu Sang Sa

July 14-July 28 -I will be sitting retreat at Mu Sang Sa

July 28-I will take a taxi back to Dugye and then the train back to Seoul.
I’ll spend the night at Windflower.

July 29
5:50PM-Leave Incheon
12:40PM-Arrive San Francisco
Can you say 11 hour layover?! Hopefully, Lea will be able to
carry me off for a few hours!
11:50PM-Leave San Francisco

July 30
5:52AM-Arrive Chicago
6:30AM-Leave Chicago
9:48AM-Arrive Boston
So, happy trails! I'll see you all when I get back!