The idea of solo travel had been playing in my mind for that last quarter of 2017 – my 2018 goal waiting to be accomplished.
The Sneaky Plan for Solo Trip
After an impromptu chat with Audrey, whom had similar idea to try a solo trip, we concur – masquerade a solo trip as a trip-with-friends in order to ease our Asian parents unstoppable-worrying-guts: we shall fly together, then craft our solo itinerary and go on our separate ways once we were there. We could perhaps meet up for a little gatherings, but ultimately, keep true to the solo-ness. All at the same time, have someone we could reach out to in any case of any difficulties! An awesome, sneaky, baby-step solo trip plan! And we planned for – Korea
With that, I booked myself on Korean Air to Korea in late March – the end of Winter and a new break into Spring season. Cherry blossom period, anybody?!
In the end, this was a truly solo trip, all by myself – I confessed to my mom about this, ending up in much tears and sweat of nearly killing off the “solo” part of the trip – but I pushed for this to be accomplished, yes!
So, heres a brief write up on the 14 days of travel – “Where did I go?”
Itinerary for 14 days in Korea
First leg of the trip was south-bounds, a short run from Daegu, to Cheongdo. Many new experiences for me – paragliding, finding lunch places, first hanok home-stay!
Second part of the trip dwell on longer on the southern region, Busan, Gwangju, and Jeonju.
And of course, the last run which you can’t miss, the vibrant, colorful city – Seoul! This city, gives off a very, very youthful vibe – especially with the aplenty of street performances at Hongdae at night!
Having it written so briefly and tons of memories flooding back – it has been a month and longer since I had returned, and I am craving to return Korea real soon! Next year!?
I shall end abruptly here, stay tune for the lengthy trip reports!