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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.

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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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Friday, August 8, 2008

Olympic Day

Slow day for Jamie and I, but we are resting up to go out somewhere and watch the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. Many of you have asked if we'd be able to see any of the Olympic events. With new teachers reporting on Monday at school and us just getting our bearings, it is highly unlikely. Plus, it is clear across the country to Beijing. It would take a 24 hour train ride to get there. I'm sure with some previous additional planning on my part, we could have pulled it off, but I'm not that smart I guess.

Shekou is a sleepy little town during the day as pedestrians crowd the streets walking to and from work. At night, though, the city booms to life as people end their day with a bang. There really isn't a weekend over here, so Friday night isn't like it is in the states; however, I'm sure this Friday night and weekend with the Olympics will be special for the Chinese. We'll walk around and see what is happening, but I think we'll end up at McCawley's (ironically an Irish bar) or Ghost Bar (more of a night club/restaurant/bar in Chinese style). I will post late tonight or in the morning with the events of the Olympics in China.

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