I just arrived in Seoul from a business trip to Thailand – it was Christmas Eve. I had the excuse to be able to spend this day at home, even though it was still officially a working day. Then on Christmas Day, which was a holiday in the middle of the week, I stayed home alone again (don’t worry, I was not depressed at that time). And then I worked my butt off for the last two working days of the year. Finally, a time for vacation! Although I had one just less than six months ago, I was too exhausted from work that my body just needed another stimulus.
December 28, 2013, I left Seoul and arrived on the same day to my destination: USA. It was my second time. I had a packed, but rough plan. Confusing? Basically, I wanted to go to as much places as possible (with a mental list), but had no concise plan on the route to take. Actually, even the places to go were subject to change. Three states were a fixture though: California, Colorado and New York.
I went to California again, because that’s where a few friends and relatives are. Also, my close cousins (with their family, who I went with to Cambodia and others) were having a vacation in the USA too. They mostly stayed in California, but we agreed that once I join them, we would travel around the country. I wanted to go to New York just so I can see the other side of the USA. And I had to go here no matter what, because I already arranged my plane tickets in a way that I’d fly back to Seoul from New York. As for Colorado, well, I promised one aunt that I would visit by the time I go to the USA again. That was because I failed to swing by her place last time. And so I chose to go to Colorado first, not knowing exactly what to expect.
To be continued…