Preparing for the trip, I packed a medium sized suitcase full of clothes that would last me for 10 days. The weather forecast around that time frame would be sun and rain at 42F. That sounded cold to me. So I packed a handful of turtlenecks and sweaters. The luggage was so bulky that it weighed at 45 pounds. If I need to bring something back then I have to hand carry it. I try to avoid carrying anything with me on board since we have a full day waiting for our connecting flight in San Francisco. I hate to drag all that in the city.
And of course once on Korea, one can not resist on not bringing anything back. I ended up buying a handful of childrens clothes and a pair of shoes (for moi!).
Also, I got a pair of paper hanbok cards that I plan to put in a picture frame. There are also a couple of fine pointed pens and my prize jewel, a handcrafted personal stamper. I am not sure where I am going to use it but I might end up marking my personal book collection with it.
How about you? What is your favorite items you purchased from a previous trip?