Yes. In approximately 12 hours from now i will be on a plane for a short little 2-hour ride across the sea to Korea! (Yes, of course, the Southern half!)
A rather spontaneous trip, but since my tourist visa expires the 18th and my working visa won't process until the end of the month at least, i have to take a short little out-of-country trip to make sure i'm not caught overstaying my welcome and get kicked out of the country! That would just be counter-productive.
Initially i had my sights set on Guam.
Beaches, beaches, and more beaches! And on top of that, a lot of the comforts of home. But even if i had just slept on the beach instead of getting a hotel as i considered, the $1000 plane ticket just wasn't worth it for a short 3-hour flight. Just couldn't find a good deal on any English website i checked, and i just couldn't be assed to navigate any more Japanese websites than i already did (it sucks still being mostly illiterate.. and while i was still able to find some deals on some Japanese sites it just wasn't within my budget).
So, Korea it was! I can't complain. Korea is still exciting, the flight is relatively cheap, guesthouse is super-cheap, i get to add another country to my list, and best of all, i get to see some of my Korean friends that i met at UW and haven't seen for about a year! :D
Should be in bed now as i have to make sure i'm up in time in the morning, but i still want to download some audio Korean lessons from Youtube. This will be my first time in a country where i literally only know 2 or 3 words of the language, and i won't have Miss C as my tour guide/translator.. My Japanese is still terrible but i can at least ask for directions and other things, but in Korea i can't ask for or understand anything. But it should definitely be an adventure and i'm still quite excited. :D
돼지꿈 꾸세요! "Good night and sweet dreams!"
(At least that's what the phrase-book says that means, haha)