Korva's number one goal in life is to avoid doing anything that could possibly draw any sort of attention to her, ever.
This makes being sucked into a suddenly-appearing portal with the nearest passerby on the street even more upsetting than it would be otherwise, which is already pretty upsetting. On the other side things are wide open, and very green, and sort of hilly, and also much colder than they were a moment ago. There are no other people, apart from the other passerby. She wonders whether this event makes any more sense to her.