Sunday, 2 October 2016

One Month- What's Next?

Officially one month, until I depart Korea and set off for my next adventure. Feels absolutely surreal to say it. I will be heartbroken to leave this place I've called home for the past two years, but I feel the timing is right to move on to what's next.

So, what is what's next you ask?!

November 2

November 2nd, I will fly out to Hanoi, Vietnam. I will spend 10 days exploring northern Vietnam and all it's beauty, with one of my closest friends here in Korea!

What I'm looking forward to most: trekking in Sapa, Halong Bay, and Vietnamese cuisine (egg coffee, Vietnamese iced coffee, Banh mi, all of the Pho). The rest is up in the air! Any suggestions are welcome :)

Rice terraces of Sapa

Egg coffee (think: meringue)

November 13

November 13th I will fly to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as part of a layover on my way to Australia. I purposefully chose an extra long layover so I could have enough time to make it worth it to leave the airport and check out KL! 

What I'm looking forward to most: treating myself to a fancyshmancy hotel with a rooftop infinity pool, the Petronus Towers at night, and of course, food. 

November 14

18 hours later, I will head back to the airport and start my flight to Australia! I'll be flying into Sydney, and spending a few days there. Then, I will head to MELBOURNE, where one of my closest friend's is currently living. 

What I'm looking forward to most: being in an English speaking/Westernized country again, coastal walks, spontaneity, and being fully immersed in what is apparently the coolest city on the planet- Melbourne. 

My plans for Australia and how long I'll be there are pretty up in the air, and depend on certain factors. While I'm there, I will be applying for my working holiday visa for NEW ZEALAND, and getting my medical check/chest x-ray completed for that. 


As I mentioned above, if all goes as planned, I'll be heading to New Zealand on a working holiday visa around December. I am SO excited for this.

What I'm most excited for, and potential plans: participating in HelpX, gorgeous scenery that reminds me of west coast Canada, Kiwi Kindness, Wellington, ski towns, hiking, renting a campervan. 

I have so many ideas of what I want to do running through my head, but we shall see what happens! 

Future of Laura2Korea

Short answer- yet to be determined? I have been wracking my brain for months deciding on a general travel blog name, a place where I can continue to share my travels. Until I decide on one, I'll keep updating through this blog. 

I hope everyone back home is doing well. I think about you all the time and miss you all! Sending hugs.

Lots of love, and stay tuned for what's next.