Seoul

Typed up: on ship to Long Beach Posted from: Andy and Juliette's home in Newbury Park Our flight to Seoul was as good as we've gotten used to. We ended up at the end of the immigration line, and this is the first time that our bags made it to the luggage carousel before we did. The airport was clean and organized. We had little trouble with the payphone calling our CouchSurfing host Paul.

Solano and Manila

Typed up: on ship to Long Beach Posted from: Andy and Juliette's house in Newbury Park Just having a few days to kill before our flight to Seoul we stayed in Solano to dry out and relax. It still rained regularly, but not non-stop like it had been. Solano was a small town with no sights, so we used the Internet, read, ate ice cream, and spent a lot of time in our room.

Banaue

Typed up: on bus to Busan, on ship to Long Beach Posted from: Andy and Juliette's house in Newbury Park As we got off the bus in Banaue, a friendly local wanted to know where we were going. She took us to our hotel, the Banaue View Inn, in a tricycle. We checked in. She wanted to talk tours but we just wanted to sleep for a few hours, which we did.