Here is our hotel room. There were 6 of us who stayed in this suite. There were no beds...only Korean-style mattress pads, pillows, and a few blankets. It was my first time to stay in a hotel without beds. Imagine the money saved by the hotel!
|Two of my roommates for the night|
|One of the bedrooms|
|The main room|
|Our little kitchenette|
|My bath towel. Yes, that is the size of a dish towel.|
|The view from our hotel room. Can you see the ocean?|
|Waiting to get on the boat. "Angela, don't forget to bring your camera!"|
|"Angela, take our picture!"|
|The man in the center is super nice. He is one of the massage teachers at my school. I keep telling them that I would gladly volunteer my services if they need someone to practice on.|
After getting settled on the boat, they had a couple of announcements. One of those announcements called for the 4 new teachers at the school to come up to the front of boat. That was fine except the boat was very rocky, so we had to keep hanging on each other for balance. The principal gave each of us a big bouquet of flowers. This was the second bouquet of flowers that I had received from my school. Boy, does it feel nice to be appreciated!
|Receiving flowers from my principal|
Then they showed us how to use the fishing equipment. I actually went deep sea fishing in Norway a while back, and this reminded me a lot of that time.
|The guy teacher is completely blind, so he would make the line go up and down for the fish to bite while we would hold the line contraption thing.|
|My assistant principal|
|He is SO nice and speaks great English.|
|Our bait. Lucky for me, the men loved to bait the hooks|
|Our view from the boat|
|Several people caught a fish|
And of course, then the boat became a karaoke boat because as all such transportation in Korea should be a vessel for karaoke!
After docking, we had a little break before getting back on the bus. So what does one do at the harbor? You go see yet another fish market! Hooray for the smell of fish! Dead fish, alive fish, dried fish...oh my!
As you can see, the teachers trip was a blast. Why don't we do these back in the states? Talk about bonding with your co-workers! And I'm not talking about playing stupid games or creating a windowpane to figure out what you have in common. This was real bonding, while doing real stuff. That's what I'm talking about!
I am: sitting on my 2nd bed aka couch
I hear: my loud washing machine in the next room
I feel: sleepy and happy
I love: looking at my pictures and reliving the stories and moments