Jeongdonjin School Trip

18 05 2009

May. The strange month where so many things happen. Exams, sports days, teachers day, school trips, parents day and birthdays.

Every year I’ve gone on one of the school trips, and through whatever quirk of fate I’ve gone with the same bunch of students every time. In 2007 it was to Jeongdonjin with 1st and 3rd grade (it rained). 2008 was Seoul and Everland with 2nd grade. This year, 2009, was Jeongdonjin again, with 3rd grade.

We departed Taebaek Tongri Station around 10.45 am

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2 hours on the train later we arrived in Jeongdonjin, a beach side town. Strangely the station is right on the beach, as in tracks, platform, fence, beach.

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First order of the day was lunch, and what better to have beside the beach than raw fish. I went with Hue Dop Bap, or raw fish on rice with some assorted vege’s and sauce. Delicious. Of course drinks were had as is traditional on a school outing.

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Following lunch, time for games on the beach.

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Including trying to blow postits off your face without using your hands

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Passing onion rings from person to person using toothpicks in your mouth

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Relay races of 2 people trying to run holding a balloon between their heads

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A game involving putting electrical tape on your friends face (I don’t understand this one)

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And what beach fun can be without a “splits” competition in the sand

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Somewhere along the way the boys managed to adopt a dog. They even name it Taebong and it stuck with us for many hours, eventually being denied entry onto the train (It did get onto the platform however).

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Of course, the obligatory Korean style group shot to prove we have been there

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And then back onto the train (minus Taebong) to head back to Taebaek.

More on the train later, but suffice to say it had Noraybang, PCbang, a cafe and a massage chair 🙂