Friday, August 23, 2013

Field trip!

Today we had the opportunity to go on a field trip around Jeonju.  It was a long day but well worth it.

The first place we went was the Jeonju Traditional Culture Center.  Our group started off in the auditorium where we learned the mask dance and the lion dance.  Don't laugh at some of our pictures.

Then we went to make our pencil boxes, our paper craft activity.  They turned out to be pretty cool.  We sat near the front and constantly had help from the instructor.  Jeffrey would start, and she would come and pick up his box and start to do it for him.  It was so funny.  We totally had the cool table.  And if you notice, I had to pick the maroon box of course!

After making our pencil boxes, it was time for lunch.  We had the traditional Jeonju dish, bibimbap.  It's really healthy and really good.  We ate in the typical Korean fashion, shoes off and sitting on the floor.

With Amanda, who will also be in Daejeon with me

Bibimbap - you mix it all up together and then devour
After lunch, we went on a tour of the Jeonju Hanok Village.  I absolutely loved this village.  Just look at the pictures...

Here is the paper making factory we went to.  It was super hot inside.  And of course, you know I have to include pictures of the dog we saw.  He was so cute and just ate up all the attention from us.  If you look in the second picture, you can see his little dog house.

Here is the Jeondong Cathedral.  Beautiful inside...

And here is the elementary school that we visited.  We had 2 group leaders - the boy is in 6th grade, and the girl is 5th grade.  She was so cute....she kept fanning me with her paper.  I guess I looked really hot.
In the Kinder classroom
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The special needs classroom

The computer room
The science room 
The globes are in English and Korean

The science supply closet

The library 

The gym
Our tour guide who is in 6th grade 
Our snack
Our other tour guide who is in 5th grade\

The traditional Korean bowing 

That's all for now.  My laptop is about to die.  I will post the rest of the field trip pictures tomorrow.


  1. Cool! Good to see you are having a good time! ~D

  2. Your pictures are amazing! Looks like so much fun!

  3. Love! So excited for you. So no air in schools either?

  4. this is so exciting! can't wait to see more!!

  5. Thank you guys! As for the air in schools, there is no air in the halls, but there is air in the classroom and offices. However, compared to America, it is different. In America we would have it blowing at a 9 on a scale of 1-10. In Korea, it is always blowing at around a 3 or a 4. Very different.