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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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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day!

Jamie and I are at school this morning watching the results of the election come on on We have both printed our Electoral Map and have our blue and red crayons ready. We took pictures and I will upload them tonight when we get home. The kids were all circled around my desk and are quite curious about the election. I was trying to explain to them about the Electoral College and the how we elect the President; but since the majority of American adults do not understand it, it is difficult for a 12 year old international student to understand it.

Jamie and I have been quite passionate about this election and have been all involved in it since we taught AP Government last year and watched with our high school students the primaries. From the look at the Internet, the voter turnout seemed to be quite large.

However the election turns out, we should all be proud of the fact that we will in a country where you can cast your ballot. Some people may say that one vote doesn't count, but that is simply not the mindset that one needs to have. The fact that we do have disagreements is what makes our country great.

We'll continue to watch today as the results come in. I hope everyone made time out of their day to go and vote. Jamie and I have worn our "I'm a Georgia Voter" stickers for 2 days.

Today is a long day for us as we have parent conferences this afternoon until 8:45 pm. Yikes!

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