The QiRanger Adventures

A date with Jack Sparrow…

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Tres Amigos

Since Jo’s been gone, I’ve tried to be good about going out each weekend with some friends. You see, during the week, time files because of work, but on the weekend it just drags. This past weekend, I made arrangements to go river rafting with Awesome Korea. I’ve been rafting several times over the course of my life, but when I discovered Awesome Korea on Facebook, I really wanted to give it a go.

But white water rafting is best shared with friends. So last month, I opted to try to get the entire male teaching staff to come along with me. Several were interested, but when the time came to commit, only John and Jeff were up to the challenge. Jeff also invited his longtime friend Michelle along, so the four of us set off for adventure and fun.

The package put forth by Awesome Korea was pretty nice. For W42,000, they’ll pick you up in Seoul, drive you to Yeongwll, give you lunch, get you on the water, and ship you home. I was sold, but didn’t know how good the tour would be.

I’ll say this, the tour was solid. Transportation was right on time and awesome. We had a great charter bus, complete with 3D TV and Noraebang. It takes about 3 hours to get to Yeongwel. Once there, we had lunch with everyone on our bus. The ran came down just a little, so the hot kimchi jjigae really hit the spot. With that downed, we were driven to the launching point.

Jeff, John, and I were kind of at a loss, since none of us thought enough to bring other shoes for the day’s trip. Only Michelle had extra footwear. Thankfully, they were selling aquasocks next to the river. Even better, they had my size. The three of us bought the shoes. They were a godsend.

Before we knew it, we were on the boat and paddling down the river. Jack Sparrow (from Awesome Korea) said that the rapids were medium. It would be more accurate to say nearly non-existent. Most of the river was slow and calm. Sure there were rapids, but nothing like I’m used to. In fact, in all the trip, I’d say there was one good set.

You might think by reading this, that I had a bad time or was disappointed, but the fact is I had a great time. Most of the day, we would row up to other rafts and engage in water fights. It was the most fun I’ve had in a long time. If you’d like to get away during the hot summer in Korea, this is a great day-trip.


Written by Steve Miller

July 19, 2010 at 4:30 am

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  1. I’m glad you’re having so much fun while I’m away. ❤
    I can't wait to try that! I hope they still have day trips planned in August or September.


    July 19, 2010 at 6:04 am

    • Oh, I’m sure they’ll have other trips! Plus, they have more adventures… bungee jumping too!!!!


      July 19, 2010 at 6:06 am

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