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Quick Washington D.C. Trip

A couple of years ago (prior to baby #1), my wife and I took a weekend trip to Washington D.C. Spent 2 nights in the city (1 at a generic Marriott and 1 night at the Park Hyatt). We managed to secure an upgrade to a suite for $45 same-day at the Park Hyatt, more than worth it!

We flew Southwest non-stop from ATL both directions as we managed to secure a really cheap flight. Nothing special to report from the flights.

Some pictures from our trip:

George Washington University

GW Campus

White House

Scene from behind the White House

Washington D.C.

Street scene from Georgetown

Washington D.C.

My wife and I in front of the U.S. Capital

Park Hyatt Washington D.C.

Bedroom of our suite at the Park Hyatt D.C.

Park Hyatt Washington D.C.

Living room of our suite at the Park Hyatt D.C.

Park Hyatt Washington D.C.

Bathroom of our suite at the Park Hyatt D.C. Deep tub to the left and stone surround shower on the right.

Overview of ATL

View of Atlanta on descent into ATL

Really fun weekend with some great food and 1 really nice hotel (Park Hyatt D.C.) + 1 mediocre hotel (Marriott Washington – Georgetown). Some of the restaurants we enjoyed:

-Mintwood Place (Dinner – Really solid)

-Le Diplomate (Brunch – Highly recommend)

This was our last trip before baby #1 was born, little did we know how our life would change (for the better!).

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Trip Report: South Korea and Thailand – Day 1

Our trip began with a direct flight from Atlanta (ATL) to Seoul, South Korea (ICN) on Korean Air.  A few months prior to our trip we found an incredible roundtrip airfare from ATL-ICN-BKK on Korean Air and got another couple to book the trip with us. Overall, our flight was really pleasant with good (comparatively) food in economy. It was operated by a 777-300.

Korean Air 777

Our flight was slightly delayed getting into Seoul (approximately 6 PM local time).  We had an overnight layover in Seoul and had arranged to meet with an old coworker.  We stayed at the Grand Hyatt – Incheon which was perfectly suitable for a 1-night airport hotel.  If I were going back to Seoul, I would certainly stay in the city.

From the hotel, we took a taxi to meet my former coworker in downtown Seoul.  Total cost was around 90 USD and the trip took approximately 45 minutes. See below for a few scenes from our time in Seoul:

Myself on the left, my former coworker in the middle and one of our friends traveling with us.

Seoul, South Korea

My wife and I having drinks in Seoul.

Seoul, South Korea

A scene in downtown Seoul.

Seoul, South Korea

Our room at the Grand Hyatt.

Grand Hyatt Incheon

Our flight left around 9 AM local time the following morning for Bangkok so we didn’t stay out too late but it was great to catch up with an old friend in Seoul.  We will have to go back to Seoul in future, certainly much more to see!