14 October 2016 – The day of our (MEP- NMK for Mini-English Program, Nawamindarajudis Krungthepmahanakhon School) departure. All our bags are packed and ready to go, met at Suvarnabhumi airport, JejuAir counter. Meeting point was very easy to find, and all our students and teachers scheduled to join the South Korea English Camp were all there already. Not much to prepare for here and there documents because Travel agent did all of these stuff for us, what we did was just fall on a queue and chit-chatting among each other. It went so smooth and the next thing we know we are all on board JejuAir waiting for take off. The moment our plane taxied on the lane and flew up and away, momentum of falling asleep came to all passengers on board.
25 October – 10am (Korea Time, Incheon Airport) – We arrived safely and was all ready to fall in line for Korean Immigration. It was agonizing considering the longest queue we’ve faced but at least we finished.
We are starving after finishing the immigration job. Lucky us that our contact people Mr. Tom and Ms. Kim from Gyeonggi English Village – Yangpyeong Camp were already there waiting for us. It was an easy-peasy way to find them because they were carrying Thai flag plus a supplementary banner having the name of the school.
And definitely, they knew that we are hungry as a bear so they have us sat down into a Bibimbap-shop at Incheon Airport. Our 21 students were all craving for food, so all set food on the table was so delicious.
And of course, our first groupie pictures at the meeting zone!
Its still 15th of October right after we got out from the airport. We get on board, English Village bus which was very comfy and accommodating.
Then we dropped by Starfield Hanam- which is considered to be the second largest shoipping mall in Seoul and is very famous these days. Lucky us! We got the chance to go on first-hand shopping to this so called “HOT” shopping mall.
15 October 2016 (Sometime in the afternoon- Korea time) – The moment we set foot at English Village we were awed by the beauty of the nature. Its reddish, orange oak leaves lining along the campus way, seems like the trees were very welcoming and smiling to its visitors. It was so breathtaking, and we were mesmerized by its beauty. It was such a picturesque!
Immediately, we were assisted by the coolest EV (English Village) staffs, T. Kiko, T. Ricky and T. Becky . They escorted all of us to our designated guesthouses and assigned our roomies!
They gave us ample time to set our things and waited outside for our dear students to be ready for dinner down the cafeteria. Which was at first we find bland! But two days later, we changed our taste and we thought, it is delicious!
Given much time to fill our stomachs, both teachers and students were gathered together to join the orientation night talking about the rules and regulations about the camp, i.e. No CELLPHONES, No chit-chatting after 10pm, no eating snakcs inside the bedroom instead eat in the living room, and etc.
Finally, we are all done for today! Time to hit back to our guesthouses and have some warm shower before bedtime! Let’s see what will tomorrow be.