In this post, we continue on from our journey from Cheongdo to Busan where I would stay for about 4 nights. First day of Busan I had initially planned Gamcheong Cultural Village, Busan Racecourse Track, BIFF square, Gukje Market, Bupyeong Market. But things doesn’t happen as it goes, so read on!
Here is the first part of my 14 days solo travel to South Korea in late March to April 2018 – gonna start with exploring Daegu! Daegu is quite a very laid-back city, and you may wonder what are the things to do in Daegu? I had only a short stay of 1.5 days and was basing here basically to get use to my solo-ness part of the trip and getting familiar around with the all-things-korean and transportation mode and stuff. Can’t help including a thrilling paragliding (first!) experience as well!
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!