Reached home in Kuala Lumpur on Monday evening after staying in Seoul for close to three months. I’ll miss a few things, especially the new found friends.
Had to leave my hostel in early morning to catch my flight and managed to hitch on my cheapest taxi ride ever. I was waiting for the airport bus and this airport taxi dropped by and offered to give me a fetch for 10,000 won (~ USD10), about the same price for the bus for an hour long trip.
Obviously the cabby was on his way to start his work at the airport and decided to make some pocket money along the journey. Generally it’s a wise idea for lone traveller to say “no” to these unplanned rides due to safety reason, but I somehow decided to take a bit of risk.
That’s the end of Seoul. Touched down at KL after almost seven hours of flight and was greeted by the torching 33°C heat, a huge switch from the early spring weather in Korea. Still manageable though, with the aircon on full blast at home.
Three months isn’t that long; most stuff remains as usual. The only thing that I find indifferent is my taste bud; after familiarising to the flavour and taste of Seoul, food in Malaysia is tasting a bit odd… it’s just a matter of time though before the effect is reversed.
And I’ve lost 2-3 kilograms on the trip. I amazingly gained more than 15 pounds in a month on my 2005 visit to Europe, so it’s a bit of concern how much weight I’m going to addon on this Korean trip. Thankfully no extra pounds are added to my overweight body, probably thanks to the hours of daily walk.
So, what’s next? It’s the question that my friends and families are asking. To be frank, I’m not sure. I’ve a few plans in mind but after such a long trip I’m just happy to stay home at the moment. Besides, the trip has burnt a deep hole in my pocket… need to work hard for a few months before thinking about the next stop.
Still have plenty of Seoul photos and Seoul stories to share. Stay tune.
Seoul travel journal
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