Pre-Travel Anxieties

If you’re not the slightest bit anxious before going off on a backpacking trip, you’re probably doing it wrong. Granted, if the ONLY thing you feel before a trip is anxiety, you’re probably doing it wrong as well. I am so, so excited to get out there, to minimize my possessions until only the essentials are in one pack on my back. I sit, swiveling, in my teacher’s chair at work and daydream about rickety bus rides over swinging green mountain curves. I shower in my apartment’s full-size bathtub (I love my bathroom here, it’s such a rarity in Korea) and dance at the expectation of squeaking around in cheap rubber shower sandals in hostel bathrooms, avoiding the mysterious rust-red stains on the walls. Continue reading


…Aaaaand We’re Back

The main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace - Seoul, South Korea.

The main gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace – Seoul, South Korea.

Remember that time last year (wow, was it really only a year ago) when I said that I’d be doing some heavy long-term traveling? Remember when I, bright-eyed and already headlong into traveling, decided to start a travel blog with big ambitions?

Lots has changed since then, hasn’t it. Continue reading