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Thursday, July 25, 2013

First Stop: Seoul, South Korea

First Stop: Seoul, South Korea

The Punahou Gold Intermediate Baseball Team and some of their siblings are about to board the flight to Seoul Incheon International Airport.

 


10 hours later at Incheon: A shuttle train from the airport terminal to the baggage claim may not sound exciting, but it took a lot of effort (and a lot of time) to get 60+ people to this point.

 


At the hotel in Seoul, parent Keith Amemiya has been our fearless leader and jokes, "I may have a second calling as a tour guide."

 


We arrived at the hotel around 6 p.m. (11 p.m. Hawaii time). While some ventured out for a dinner in Seoul, I opted to sleep after the long day.

 

We leave for Sendai this morning. Follow @honolulumag (or the hashtag #honolulu2sendai on Instagram for live updates.)

Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2013 in Permalink

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Christine Hitt, HONOLULU Magazine's digital media manager, is traveling with the 18-player Punahou Gold Intermediate Baseball Team, the coaches and their families on a goodwill trip to the tsunami-affected areas of Ishinomaki and Minamisanriku in the Miyagi Prefecture of Japan.

Follow along as she visits the region, reports on how recovery efforts have progressed, volunteers on projects and watches the baseball games between Punahou and an Ishinomaki team.

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