A few months ago, I mentioned that I would be going to South Korea+ for the second time and that I was super excited about it. Well right now I’m even more excited because I fly out tomorrow! I have 16 hours of travelling, not including my trip to and wait at the airport here in England, and my journey to Busan once I’ve arrived in Korea on Thursday morning. (By my calculations, once I get to Busan, since leaving my house on Wednesday morning, I will have been travelling for 31 hours…ew!) Anyway, to honour the fact that my trip is so close to happening, I have written a bucket list of things I want to do during my trip! I don’t actually have any sort of itinerary yet, except knowing that I will be spending 10 days in Busan and 4.5 days in Seoul, so I’m hoping I can get these in around any plans that Brittany might have for us!
(Disclaimer: I don’t know a lot about some of the things on my list, but I’ve heard of them or seen pictures. I’m more of a ‘I’ll find out when I get there’ kind of traveller!)
2. Beach (Haeundae/Gwangalli): There are two main beaches in Busan. I would like to go to at least one of them. The weather over there is still apparently pretty good, and I bought a new swimming costume for this trip so I want to put it to good use! (Also, with the disgusting rain we’ve had in England recently I am more than ready for a couple of hours on a beach.)
Beomeosa Temple: Constructed in the year 678 (and reconstructed in 1602 and 1613 after being destroyed during the Japanese invasion and fire, respectively) Beomeosa temple is one of the best known urban temples in Korea and, supposedly, has the best temple entrance of all the temples in Korea.
Shinsegae Centum City department store: It’s without a doubt that I am going to be doing a lot of some shopping during my trip, so why am I putting this on my list? Shinsegae Centum City is the largest department store in the world, with 14 floors, a golf driving range, spas, an ice skating rink and a whole ream of other things to do!
And there you have it, my bucket list for my second trip to South Korea! There are a whole load of other things I want to do while I’m there, mostly involving eating and shopping, so I didn’t put those on, but let it be known that they will be happening!
I have almost finished packing, I have bought my train ticket to Busan, I have travel insurance, I have lots of gifts to give… I have done all of my washing! All I need to do now is check in to my flight and actually get there! Eeeeeek!
I will have limited internet and laptop access while I am there so I can’t guarantee many blogs while I’m gone. I will have my iPad with me so I will try to maybe get something up if I have the time, but don’t hold your breath! In case I don’t get an opportunity (or I decide to be super lazy and read books/see sights instead of writing) then I will talk to you again in just over two weeks!
(Afterthought: I apologise for all the exclamation marks. As you can no doubt tell, I am pretty damn excited!!!!!!!)