It’s official! I booked my trip to Asia for the holidays. I have decided that since my family has left the states for the holidays, I am going to follow them to Asia rather than going completely solo this year. The plan right now is that I will get some time in Taiwan to spend with family and family friends. As of right now, from what I can tell, my parents have planned out my short time in Taipei and it will be filled with seeing relatives that I haven’t seen or spoken to in years. As much fun as that is, my Chinese is terrible so I am slightly dreading this because I’m not sure how great of a communicator I will be. But it is what it is at this point.
Following the short stint in Taipei, I will make my way to Seoul, South Korea. Yup. I’m finally going to South Korea! I’ve flown through the airport so many times but have never stopped, I’ve been to Asia so many times and have not been to Seoul so here it is. It’s finally happening. I’m going to spend a few days in Seoul and check out the wonders of this giant city. I am absolutely terrified of it because I am concerned that I won’t get to see as much as I should and I won’t fully live it up like I should but I am still going to try regardless. If you have any recommendations for Seoul, let me know.
After that, I will head to Tokyo. Tokyo is another place that I have flown through more times than I can count and I have never left the airport. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve only ever flown through Narita and have never left it. I am so excited to finally go to Tokyo and see what this place has to offer. One of my bucket list items is to take a photo in Shibuya so that will happen while I’m there. It has to happen. When my few days in Tokyo are up, I head to Kyoto. I’ll be in Kyoto for a few days exploring and checking out what it has to offer and I cannot wait.
I’ll be gone for just under three weeks. It’s not going to be as long of a trip as it was last year but that’s okay. I am still just as excited and cannot wait to be wandering the world again. It’s been almost a full year since I last left for an international trip so I am definitely getting antsy.
If you have any recommendations on things to do or where to go, let me know!