4th grade overnight field trip to Gongju – Buyeo

Field trips are great.  They can be exhausting for students and teachers alike but its a welcome reprieve from the classroom and an exciting opportunity to see a different side of each other.  Last week we embarked on a 3 hour bus trip to Gongju for my first overnight field trip as a teacher.  Each of 4-36 student classes had 2 tour guides, an English teacher and Korean counterpart to chaperone.

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After arriving and eating lunch we stopped at historic sites and Korean bounced off my ears in a complete lack of understanding the significance of the region.  At least it was a gorgeous fall day!

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Next up was a series of museums and a revitalized Korean palace where I took out my camera.  I was excited to snap some potential panoramas to play with on a recently downloaded editing program.  Click away for some stunning panoramas shots of Baekje’s history UNESCO palace.


Baekje Palace Panorama


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We spent the night in Lotte’s luxurious resort in an evening full of Korean buffet and giggling 4th graders.  Friday we stretched our legs on a short hike before taking a boat ride to a nearby restaurant and finishing up at another museum. _DSC4892 _DSC4966Gongju13 Gongju14 Gongju15 Gongju16

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