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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.

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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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

2 More Days to Thailand

We have just 2 more school days before our winter break. We'll be off from December 13 until January 5th. It'll be a nice break for us. This semester has flown by and we can't believe that half of the school year is almost up. Our students have just finished Unit 4 of 10 units in all of our classes and have completed some amazing work. The quality of work these students turn in is simply amazing compared to the work of students we taught at home. Let me rephrase, while at home, you would receive 3 quality tests, projects, A's on an assessment, here you might have 6 out of 15 have an A, and the rest have a B. Students who are not as proficient in English are usually the only one's who will receive a P, which means they are still in "P"rogress.

Thailand is still on and we are excited about it. We'll leave on Friday night in Bangkok. I'll repost our itinerary so you can follow us. I'll also be posting every day and try to upload as many pictures as possible. As you can tell, I really enjoy my new camera and take numerous pictures everywhere we go. I have included a map of Thailand here and will use it a few times as we travel around. You can see boxed in red Bangkok, Chang Mai, and Koh Chang Island. These are the 3 places we'll be seeing.

Griffey is tentatively scheduled to be shipped over here on January 1, 2009. I am excited yet very very worried about his trip. Yes, many animals are shipped every day, but of those many animals, none of them are my precious dog. I probably will not sleep on New Year's Eve because I'll be worried about him. That is fine because we'll be Hong Kong anyway that night, so there should be plenty to do.

Just wanted to update everyone. Haven't had too many people join or post on our message board. It might be a bust, but I really think it would be a great place for people to post thoughts concerning topics. It doesn't take long.

Just a reminder that you can find links for the message board and our entire photo album under our email addresses at the top of the page. I can figure out how to make them larger. Of all of the cool features on blogspot yet it won't let me make those 2 things larger.

Thanks for your continued support in reading our blog. I check to see how many "hits" we have every day. As of now, the number averages about 20 per day. I'm assuming most of these are ones who have committed to be followers. Kudos to you!

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