Long-Term Travel

It has been always my dream to embark on a prolonged quest for fun, freedom, and excitement of backpacking. And finally, I’ll be traveling soon for XX days in East Asia; mainly in Japan and South Korea. It will be my first time and what I am afraid most is not the journey but how I will tell this to my parents. Well, they are clingy and always questioning my passion for travel. I have already booked onward ticket to Tokyo, Japan and exit ticket from Seoul, South Korea; all thanks to Cebu Pacific’s seat sale.

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Planned route in Japan

My plan is to start from the capital, Tokyo, all the way down to Fukuoka. Along the way, my planned stops would be Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto to visit the old city of Japan, Hiroshima and see the famous arch that was not destroyed during the nuclear bombing and lastly Fukuoka where I will take the ferry going to the next destination.

From Fukuoka, I plan to ride a ferry going Busan. However, if time and budget will restrict me, I will cut the travel to Osaka and board a plane going to Busan. This will not only lessen the transit time but it will cost me cheaper. After spending three full days, next stop would be Jeju for few days and will fly to Seoul where I’ll spend my next two weeks waiting for my friend to arrive.

Collectively, I will be spending most of my time in South Korea because their tourist visa allows you to stay for a maximum of 59 days unlike to Japan’s of 15 days only. Well, I like this arrangement more because Japan is too expensive for a Filipino like me.

Having all this enthralling plan makes me shiver. I have saved all my earnings from recent part-time teaching and saved some from full-time work for this adventure. Also, my longest time away from home was 14 days and this time would be at least a month in chilly cold countries. Nevertheless, this will definitely be an extraordinary travel of a lifetime. So, please expect upcoming posts from me regarding this trip.

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