Saturday, March 14, 2009
We're on our way
It was early and chilly as two groups of students from the Kelley School of Business set out together on a bus at 4:30 a.m. on Friday, March 13 for two destinations. Half of us are off to China and the others to Korea.
All of us knew that the trip would be long. Asia is on the other side of world and more than 13 hours ahead of Bloomington. Once we reached Indianapolis International Airport, it was time for goodbye to our friends heading off for China.
While about a fourth of the contingent are experienced international travelers, about another quarter of us have never left North America. Asia and South Korea will be completely new.
Despite the strong powers of Starbucks, the natural desire our first flight out of Indy, as you can see in this You Tube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIMGpSsjsXQ.
After a safe landing in Chicago and about a five-hour layover, we embarked for Tokyo. Also on board was a group of students from the Liberal Arts and Management Program, so IU will be well-represented in the Land of the Morning Calm.