From Jamie's Philippines Pics

We have also had the opportunity to travel to some amazing places in China, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Bali. We have archived all of our travels and living experiences abroad; and if you wish, you can read about our adventures by finding the archives on the right of this page and by checking our Photo Album.

We appreciate all of our family and friends who have stayed in touch and emailed us with encouraging words throughout the year. We hope you will continue to keep us in your thoughts as we continue our adventure of living abroad teaching at an international school. For those who have stumbled upon our site, check out the "About Eric and Jamie" section on the right for more information.

Thanks for checking us out!

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."
- Mark Twain

"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."
- Maya Angelou






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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Crunch Time

Today was our last day of pre-planning. I can honestly say this is the least prepared I have ever been to teach and that is including my first year of teaching. Of course, because of the constant schedule and building and room changes, everyone is pretty much in the same boat. Nonetheless, the kids come tomorrow for a half day, but it will be regular first day type stuff. No biggie, but exciting nonetheless.

We had our final step today for receiving our 1 year visas. We had to travel about 40 minutes to a district police station and then wait for about an hour for a 2 minute paperwork process. They say we'll have our passports and visas back by next Thursday, and we'll be able to travel. Thank goodness.

We finalize our bare and scarce rooms and feel pretty prepared for tomorrow save some copying that we'll do in the morning. I'll take pictures of our rooms soon and send them. Nothing much at which to look.

Back to work tomorrow!

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