I’m sitting on my bed at my parent’s place. Next to me sits a bulky, heavy suitcase, and a well stuffed backpack. It’s that time of the year again. The time to travel!

I’ve just driven up from Canberra, and parked my car where it will stay for the next 2 and a half weeks, barring any buglary. The trip itself was uneventful, but every minute was a minute closer to my departure tomorrow.

In an uncharacteristic display of extreme organisation, my suitcase has, for the most part, been packed for the last few days. Unfortunately it was quite impossible to fit all my ski clothing, so the ski pants have been left behind. I’d leave behind my ski jacket too, and hire both, along with my skiis etc, but I’m not sure if my leather jacket will be sufficient to keep me warm. This week in Seoul it’s been -15 degrees Centigrade, and I’m sure it will be much colder in Yong Pyong.

I’ve spent a bit of time researching, but haven’t been able to work out exactly how early I should get to the airport. I’m going to assume 3 hours to be on the safe side, although it will probably mean much boredom and possibly some impulse purchasing.

I’m hoping to be a little more vigilent with my blog posts describing this trip, but don’t hold your breath – I haven’t done a terribly good job of my last two trips.