Back in time: the road home
Trip Start Jun 19, 2010
31Trip End Sep 14, 2010
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Thankfully, if I get nostalgic and want to reminisce a little about Korea, I live within miles of K-town, so banana milk, coconut crackers, soju, and kimchi is a short drive away
I had one final day to spend in Seoul before heading back home (I had to fly from Bangkok to Seoul in order to go back to LA). It actually felt much like I was returning "home" when I stepped off the plane in Seoul; I'd spent so much time in Korea, that compared to the other countries I visited, I was much more comfortable and familiar with Korea. I spent the night in the same hotel that I stayed in during orientation almost three months prior. It was pretty strange actually to spend my last night in Korea in the very place I also spent my first night; I had been pretty apprehensive back then about the whole trip, but this time, I was very happy with my stay there and now was slightly apprehensive about returning home!
I had a really good last meal of galbi, which also included kimchi, corn tea, and sweet dessert tea of course. And then it just wouldn't be Korea without getting ice cream afterward. And after a quick stop at Paris Baguette the next morning, I was finally ready (reluctantly ready anyway) to begin my long journey back home.
As I was going through security at Incheon, I took off my shoes to go through the xray, and one of the workers handed me a pair of slippers. I had to laugh; this definitely wouldn't be happening to me again any time in the near future. And so I said my goodbyes, and boarded the plane headed for LAX.
I'd missed an entire summer of California beaches, Mexican food, and quite a few other things that I was looking forward to back at home. In just 12 short hours, I'd finally be able to have that all again.