Returned from Korea-land

3 weeks away from home and I’ve finally returned.

I have so, so, so, so many clothes that need washing. And gifts to give out. And and and…oh how I’ve missed my bed. My glorious bed.

On the downside, I missed out Animenext shenanigans this year. How was it?

#survivors? more like #deported

In less than 5 days, I’ll be returning to Korea (South) since first visiting in December of 2012. I’m hella excited, to be honest. Instead of the initial six days stay I did the last time, I’ll be there for close to 3 weeks. AND it’ll be during the summer, when from what I’ve read, is the hottest season (complete opposite of the -8 degree weather I experienced last time).

3 weeks living in a mostly Asian country, without any knowledge of its language (besides what I pick up on in k-dramas), with a friend, her sister, and her brother-in-law. An adventure, you say? I’m sure it WILL be. I need to make it a point to review basic Korean while on the plane, at least my greetings, pleases, and thank you’s. Just those three helped me out greatly last time, so I hope they can help me again this time.

But besides all the excitement I have for travelling again, comes the pre-travel jitters. I only recently got my hands on my new passport (Tuesday, the day after Memorial Day) and only purchased a traveler’s insurance yesterday (in case shit happens). I still have things I have to prepare for, little things really, but just as important as big things. It’s rather stressful when you don’t know if you have everything you need. It’s even more stressful when your companion is more focused on being somewhere new, than the preparation needed to get there. And even when we get there, it’ll be late at night (at 21:15). Going through immigration, baggage claim, and customs will surely take a while…then we have to find an open counter for currency exchange (when they’re usually closed by 9PM) to change currencies so we can try to catch one of the two last trains to Seoul Station. Then from there, somehow find the way to Line 4 to Myeong-dong Station…then walk up a hill to check into the place we’re staying at.

*sigh*

I just hate to be the only one stressing out about this. To be honest, I should heed my friend’s words of “You’ll be fine.” But when things never usually go the way I plan it, it’s hard to believe in it, ya know?