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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Friday, August 22, 2008

Typhoon Night

The tail end of Typhoon Nuri which hit Shekou and Shenzhen ended up being more extreme than the front end. High winds lasted into the night. Not bad, but it was really loud as the wind caught between the buildings and the small cracks and breezeways in the apartment. We had some wind come in through a vent in the kitchen and it sounded just like and was as loud as a buzzsaw. Amazingly, we never lost internet service as was still able to watch TV through Slingbox the entire night. Isn't technology amazing! We did have some water come in our bedroom window through the cracks. We placed some towels down which seemed to help. The windows rattled some but all was well. We're going to go into work for a while and walk around to see if anything else around our immediate area was disturbed. We certainly hope not.

I'll write back later this evening and let you all know about our day today. We are planning on possibly going to Windows of the World tomorrow in Shenzhen. I'll be taking a TON of pictures there and will have them posted by Sunday night. Have a good Friday...

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