Tuesday, August 08, 2006
BON VOYAGE!! SANTA CRUZ, BOLIVIA HERE WE COME!!
FLYING THROUGH THE CORRIDORS OF SEOUL, LOS ANGELES, MIAMI AND THE ANDES.
We left Singapore on a Sunday; All Saints Church prayed for us during the service and sent us out with the Lord’s blessing. The preacher spoke on God’s people in exile; a very appropriate message for Elijah, Michelle and myself.
Here we are at the airport in Inchon, Korea on a stopover; the journey from Singapore to Bolivia is long and energy sapping. We left Changi Airport, Singapore at about 0100 in the early morning. We normally return to Bolivia knackered i.e. worn out, exhausted. Korean Airlines are attentive to the needs of their passengers; the leg room is spacious; cabin space for hand luggage on top of the passenger seats is very generous; although they don’t speak much English, the cabin crew smile and are generally helpful.
We’ve just arrived in the US and are spending the night in Los Angeles; tomorrow we fly to Miami and then arrive in Santa Cruz. Bolivia. Elijah and I went to 2 malls; their built horizontally and the shops are spread out over larger spaces. We prefer the Singapore malls; they´re vertical and are more diverse. America is a BIG country; their people are huge (some of them obese!); their food servings are enormous and their cars are not what you’d call petite. We went to Barnes & Nobles: bought a magazine and a book on creative writing and picked up the latest copy of The Atlantic.
The kind folk at Barnes & Nobles called us a cab. The not so kind folk at the taxi company did not send a cab after saying that they would. Getting a taxi was a trying experience; the yellow cab company saved the day. They sent one after a 10 minute wait. Most Americans have cars; buses and taxis are NOT the major mode of transportation unless you're in a busy city.
Tomorrow we fly to Miami…catch you then!!