(This one was written a few days ago. Couldn't post it because we didn't have internet at the time.)
We’re currently sitting in the airport “spa” which is really just a fancy jimjilbang (sauna and communal sleeping room). It’s a convienent service, being able to sleep at the airport, but also costly, nearly $20 a person. Our flight to Malaysia is at 8:45 am. I’m a mess. My stomach is in knots. The whole packing process has been trying, to say the least. We’ve lived together in Korea for two years, and packing up our lives here was much more difficult than I imagined it would be. We are both ecstatic to be going on this three and a half month trip, but I don’t think I’ll breath easy until we make it to our hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
Our basic itinerary looks something like this:
1 week malaysia
1.5 weeks laos
2 weeks vietnam
2 weeks cambodia
2-3 weeks Thailand
3 weeks in malaysia and indonesia
Early April Fly to England.
1 week in England (visiting friends)
1 week in Ireland (visiting other friends)
4 days NYC (visiting bff)
And then April 22 or 23 (I can’t remember) HOME!
(Any suggestions from fellow travelers would be welcome and appreciated)
So much has passed since our last post; Christmas, the preschool talent show, New Years, pakcing up our lives, an apartment sale, saying goodbye to wonderful friends and students. Many of the posts following this one will mostly likely be catch up. While we’re on the road, my guess is that our posts will be much more sporadic, and probably shorter. We will try to keep you updated on our whereabouts and our welfare but internet is not always guaranteed, and indeed in some countries even government controlled. Stay tuned for more to come!