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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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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Seymore Goes to the Silver Pagoda

Finally, here are the pictures of our last days in Cambodia. One slideshow is entitled Angkor Last Day where we went out to a couple of temples about 18 km outside the main Angkor area. On the way back we stopped at the Cambodian Land Mine Museum. Pretty interesting and yet a sad place as there are still millions on land mines scattered throughout the country. Tourist places are safe, but I wouldn't go walking through unchartered jungle.

We also went to Phnom Bakheng which was a mountain temple. It had the best views of the area. You can see from the pictures how flat Cambodia is. After our visit here, we went back into the town of Siem Reap and visited the Angkor Museum, which proclaims to be one of the most modern museums in all of Asia. I doubt this very seriously but it was a good museum. Some of the items were out of place and the audio tour wasn't really all that good. We enjoyed it nonetheless. No pictures here because they would not let us. Go figure.

When we arrived in Phnom Penh on Saturday afternoon, we went straight to the Royal Palace. The short slideshow is below. Honestly, we were just tired, but we are glad we went. The Silver Pagoda above houses the Emerald Buddha and is quite famous actually. If you look at the doorway, Seymore is going in. He took off his shoes, so don't worry. There were so many more pictures to have been taken here, but we actually left early and called it a night.

Sorry for the delay, but this week has been slammed. Glad I got them uploaded though. Enjoy!
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