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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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Xiaomeisha Beach

The school sent the new faculty to Xiaomeisha Beach this morning for a day in the sun. I found this little article on Xiaomeisha Beach and Damiesha Beach in Shenzhen. It was a beautiful day we we relaxed after quite a stressful week of learning all there is to know about our jobs. The picture above is at the entrance to the beach of Jamie and I. I have dedicated a brand new slideshow at the bottom of the blog just for Xiaomeisha Beach today. Be sure to check it out. I have also added just a couple of more pictures from our balcony of Sea World and the harbor on a particularly clear afternoon.

The first couple of pictures in the Beach album are on the way to the beach. We were able to pass by one of the ports which unloads the huge cargo ships. I couldn't do the photo much justice, but it was a site to see. If you look closely in the background of the first 2 photos, you can see giant cranes which lift the crates off of the barges. The entire port stretched for about 3 miles. Amazing! Gives a new meaning to Made in China!

By the way, if you haven't checked out the women's trampoline event for the Olympics, it is pretty fascinating. I remember girls doing flips on the trampolines growing up, but never quite like this. Not sure if they'll air it in the states, but I'm sure you can find videos online or YouTube. Be sure to check out our photos and keep emailing us. I really do enjoy it when I receive emails from family, friends, and previous co-workers. If you can, spread the word about the blog to anyone who might be interested.

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