Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Arrival in Korea
I arrived in Korea safely on Sunday night. The flight from Taipei to Incheon was about two hours. The man sitting next to me told me that on all Korean flights, the meal was included in the price of the ticket. He once flew from Chicago to San Juan, Puerto Rico and all that he got was a glass of water and a piece of bread for the four-hour flight. I learned a few things about Korea from talking to him. He was very friendly and I think that part of the reason that he talked to me so much was that he wanted to practice his English. I was a bit afraid that I would get lost somewhere at the airport, but I just followed the instructions from the school and arrived at the hotel in good shape. The hotel is very nice. It has a kitchenette with dishes and a washing machine. Basically, it is a small studio apartment. This week I am doing training at the training center. Since I am doing the elementary program instead of the regular program, I do not have to do as much training as some of the other teachers. I just hope that I pass the training so that I can start working next week.