Our beloved Benjamin has arrived in Korea! Woot Woot! We are incredibly happy and excited to have him here with us and are so glad that everything is going good so far.
Benjamin arrived around 3:30pm at Incheon Airport via Korean Air Cargo. Evan and I had pretty much no idea how to get to the airport so we foolishly took the subway all the way out to the airport commuter line (lonnng ride). We had thought that when we took the train to "the cargo terminal" that we would step out into something resembling a "cargo terminal" but instead we were in a field. Yay! So we saw a few airport shuttle buses and began our fun adventure. I'm probably going to do a post in the future about the actual process of sending your dog to Korea after you have arrived for other ESL teachers thinking of doing such a thing. We made it through it all but it was a bit of a terrifying process that might not have seemed so scary if we had had more information beforehand. Air Canada & Korean Air didnt really give as much information as they should have.
In any case we met the NICEST young gentleman on our adventure. Tenny was on his way home from work when he realized that we were the two foreigners trying to navigate around the airport to get the dog he had unloaded earlier so he decided to help us out. He spent over 2.5 hours with us, helping to translate and get us through all the paperwork required. Thank you Tenny! Long story short, Benjamin is now safe and sound in Hwajeong after an 18 hour adventure and is loving it so far. We've taken him on many long walks and he is already charming all the neighbours. We will obviously have more to report in the coming days! The true test should be this week as we head back to school now that our vacation is over, and Benjamin will be left to fend for himself during the day.