After a whirlwind two months, we staggered into our tiny little Korean apartment yesterday, tired and tan, yet rejuvenated. Sixty days is a long time to be away from the place where you live, and in the last 17 hours I feel like I’m having to get to know it all over again. The vacation blues have yet to hit hard, however I am noticing myself wandering around a bit more wondering what ‘exciting’ things I can head off to do.
Gone are the days of playing with elephants in Chiang Rai, watching the gigantic surf of the North Shore, and enjoying blissful reunions (and tearful goodbyes) with our families. Now as I settle back into normal ‘life’ I can’t help but wonder what’s next? Unlike last year, Derik and I don’t have any exciting travel plans for the upcoming summer and fall vacations (most likely those trips will be last minute). Heck we just came back from one, but usually during a trip I like to make future travel plans. It helps me cope with going back to daily life again. Traveling will always be in the near future, but to be honest with you, I’m too tired to plan anymore.
I’ve looked at Agoda.com and Tripadvisor.com more times than I’d like to count (although if you were wondering it’d probably be around 300x in the last two months). A gazillion hotels have been booked, and day trips researched. We could have made a better trip (experience-wise) out of our last few days in Bangkok, but I was so worn out of finding things to do in each of these places we visited, I told Derik I was done. We enjoyed those last days in an adorable B&B watching the sunset go down every day behind a gorgeous Thai temple.
I feel like I’m going a million places at once with this, but at least you can understand my mindset. There’s so much to say about the world. There’s so much to say about traveling. There are so many things to tell you about our experiences, I just don’t know where to start.
We consider coming back to Korea (for a third year) a fresh start. New friends, new adventures, new jobs, new outlooks. I have given my blog a ‘fresh start’ as well as I dive back in head-first: writing about our travels, designing blogs, and getting acquainted with a slower-paced life.
I have so much in store for you. I can’t even wait to share!