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Spring Break

It’s been only one month since I begun my studies here and it’s already Spring Break. Or actually the Spring Break is already over and school begins again on Monday. Whoops, how did that happen?

My Spring Break didn’t begin that well. I got a serious influenza virus and was laying in my bed for almost a week. I had to skip three days of school because of that. First I tried to survive with my Finnish medicine I had with me but then I had to go to the hospital to get some proper treatment. The doctor gave me a prescription for proper medicine. Visiting the doctor cost 1900 jpy (19€) with the Japanese Health Insurance (which you need to purchase when you move here) and the medicine was about 1300 jpy (13€). Not that bad.

Fukuoka Seen from Fukuoka Tower

We had purchased ferry tickets to Korea for our Spring Break beginning Monday the 6th so I was really nervous if I was going to get well before our departure. Luckily my fever went down during the weekend and by Sunday I felt a lot better already so I was ready for our Spring Break trip to Busan.

Gwangan Bridge in Busan by night

We stayed in Busan for five days and had a wonderful time there. We rented a small apartment by the Gwangalli Beach and we could see the famous Gwangan Bridge from our window. It was truly amazing.

Our apartment in Busan

It takes only 2 hours and 55 minutes by ferry from Fukuoka to Busan so it’s my recommendation to visit Korea during your stay here. It feels quite expensive to be back in Japan after super cheap restaurants and shopping opportunities in Korea, but we’ll survive. At least I don’t have to buy any cosmetics here in Japan anymore since I bought a LOT while in Korea. I loooove Korean cosmetics!

Now I have a lot of school work to do since I was sick and then went to Korea… Don’t know where to begin. And it’s such a beautiful day outside I’d just want to go for a walk. Maybe I’ll do just that to refresh my mind. Then it’s all studies, I promise!