Coming off of our successful events in conjunction with Boseong and Hadong County Governments, we’ve been fortunate once again to secure some big fun and big value for those seeking to spend New Year’s Eve in a different way than the usual party or bar environment that has become the norm for many expats in Korea.
For just 35,000 won, you’ll receive:
–Round-trip bus to Boseong County from Daegu (departs in the evening of Dec.31, but arrives in Boseong with enough time for the dinner and beer party, which we’ll tell you more about below. Also, if you feel that you are coming from a distant part of Korea and feel that you might not be able to arrive in Daegu in time for the bus departure there, the bus will pass near Suncheon Station later in the evening, which has a KTX line and we can stop by and pick you up). The bus will then depart in the late afternoon of Jan.1 and head back to Daegu. Please note that we will be only bringing one bus of 45 people on this trip. There won’t be an additional bus, even if we have an excess number of interested people wanting to come along. So it’s advisable to confirm your NYE plans with us ASAP and book, rather than wait until later in Dec to book. If you want to drive yourself or come via your own transportation arrangements, we can help you get to the site, but please see below about the accommodation arrangements that you’ll still need to book in advance.)
–Warm accommodation for you and your friends (Boseong County has recently built accommodation at the site we’ll be using, where you and friends can share a spacious room together, complete with blankets, pillows, TV, washroom/shower, etc…However, the site has an adjacent campground, where many Korean camping enthusiasts will be staying that night. If you prefer to have a tent with sleeping bags and camping equipment, we can arrange that for you instead of the indoor accommodation option. Please note that there is a limited amount of private rooms available. Once all private rooms are booked, there is a large room that can fit up to 30 people that you can stay in or you can instead opt to have a private tent.)
–Dinner on NYE, plus breakfast and lunch on Jan.1. This is where it gets more interesting. As mentioned above, there will be a large group of Korean camping enthusiasts who will be at the campground once your bus arrives. After dropping off your bags in your accommodation, you’ll then be guided to join the different groups of Korean campers, who will be sharing some great food and great times with you. And rest assured that beer and alcohol will be available, if that’s also what you are after. You’ll be then free to hang out in the campground or head back to your rooms and spend time with friends there.
–Watching the first sunrise and eating rice cake soup. If you are still awake from the night before or if you are an early riser, you’ll want to experience the traditional custom of witnessing the first sunrise of the new year. After that, have some breakfast, consisting of rice cake soup, another Korean custom for this time of year (Not a mandatory event, if you prefer to sleep in.).
–Wearing Korean Traditional Hanbok and meeting Boseong County Mayor. After breakfast, there will be an event that allows you to try on traditional Korean costumes (“Hanbok”), plus Boseong County Mayor will visit and offer his thanks for your participation in this fun event in his county. (Not a mandatory event, if you are still sleeping in.)
–Experiencing the local Eco-Adventure Course. Later in the morning, we’ll go and explore the local nature and adventure course that Boseong County has set up. They have a course suited for adults, as well as a course for kids.
–Making Korean food and having lunch. Now is the time that you’ll learn how to cook some Korean food and then have it as your lunch.
–Traditional Tea Ceremony in the heart of the forest. If there are two things that Boseong is well-known for, it’s their tea and their nature. Here is where you’ll learn tea etiquette in a natural setting.
–Departure for Daegu. By around 4pm, you’ll probably be pretty fatigued from the night before, plus some of the stuff we’ll be doing on New Year’s Day. So we’ll be heading back to Daegu at this time. The bus will be sure to stop off at a rest stop along the way, if you get hungry.
Want to be one of the 45 lucky ones on this deal? Email us now at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-We will have translators there to help get you oriented with finding your accommodation, getting settled at the dinner in the campground, as well as for the events on the next day.
-There is no convenience store on-site or in the adjacent area. However, our translators will be available to drive to a nearby convenience store, every 2 hours. If you need snacks, drinks, cigarettes, etc…at any point, let us know and we’ll add it to the list of what our translators will buy on their next trip to the store and bring back for you.
-There will be draft beer available. Your first 4 cups of draft beer will be free (per person). Every beer after that will cost 2000won. (Note: It’s likely that the Korean campers who you’ll be dining with will also be offering some of their alcohol as a courtesy, but we made sure that we’ll have beer on-site for you that you can have on your own and at any time. Remember that we will be doing trips to the convenience store, if you need anything else.)
Lastly, please understand that this is an exclusive event that is limited to the first 45 people who book and pay in advance. If you still wish to attend after the 45 spots are filled, you will need to arrange for your own transportation to the event and may have to settle for staying in a tent or sharing the large room with 30 other people, so please book quickly at email@example.com!