MERScation Continues: Sunday on Daecheon Beach
As I mentioned in the previous post, the MERS scare has caused a beautiful rarity for us teachers in Cheonan: SCHOOL HAS BEEN CANCELED! Most of us are experiencing a glorious four to five day weekend.
In celebration of this vacation, I went to Daecheon Beach with a group of twelve foreign teachers and one native Korean. Daecheon Beach is about an hour away from Cheonan via Korail. Korail is basically like America’s Amtrak, but with nicer, velvety seats. I spent the short trip gazing out the window at rice paddies, which was a relaxing and fun activity in and of itself.
Once we got to Daecheon, a new friend introduced me to the best goddamn food on the planet: dakgangjeong. Dakgangjeong is wonderful chicken with a peanutty flavor.
After eating that wonderful cloudlike chicken, we walked past a bunch of seafood places (with really intriguing sea creature tanks out front) to the beach. We plopped ourselves down and loafed for hours. The water felt great. Most of all, what was best about the day was spending it with so many wonderful people. I didn’t know/don’t know any of them very well, but that didn’t matter. Today we all shared the same goal: to relish the shit out of Daecheon Beach.