I'm sitting in my apartment looking at cardboard boxes ready for the post, a ring of dirt on the floor where my Air Conditioner once stood and a backpack that is going to hold my life for the next four and a half months. I can't believe that a year ago I was recovering from a week in a Korean hospital wondering what my future in Korea would look like. I saw a number of changes in my immediate future but I never thought a year from that time I'd be getting ready to head out on an adventure that most people could only dream of. My travel companions and I may nod have matching haircuts but we are certainly a fab four! Our personalities are different enough to learn from each other but similar enough to get along well. We can turn to one another and cry, laugh, bitch, judge or whatever. I am very lucky to have found these three ladies and I love them all very much; let's hope that I still do after backpacking together.