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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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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Thailand - Day 11 - 12 - Koh Chang

From Koh Chang Island

Jamie and I awoke the next day and got ready for our bus ride. We took this little tour bus company and were the last ones to be picked up. Our luggage was crammed onto the bus and we didn't get to sit together. Some rather rude Europeans told us that we were late, so we wouldn't be able to sit together. I'm not sure if it was their accent that made it so rude or if they were. Nonetheless, we chalked it up as one more bad experience.

The bus ride was decent and stopped a couple of times for food. Just a bus ride, no biggie.

When we arrived in Trat, Thailand, we waited around to decided how to get back to Bangkok. I'll explain later how this will work, but we are hoping that it will be easier. When you read about how, you'll think I'm crazy for thinking its easier.

We crossed a rather cool little ferry over to Koh Chang Island and were crammed into a songthaew with a dozen other tourist to be taken to different resorts on the island. We finally arrived at Magic Resort and settled in to our little double bungalow "on the beach." I'm not overly impressed with it and really think we paid too much for it.

The beach is decent and the island is a sleepy place for tourist on the beaches. Just about the entire island is a National Park.

Jamie and I rested up that afternoon.

The next day we spent entirely on the beach. There is no Internet at the resort, so we've had to go to little Internet cafes to post pictures, email, Skype, and such. It is cheap but still a paint. How hard would it be for our resort to put in a wireless router in the office area? Go figure.

I'll post more later about our Christmas Day and day after where we rented a motobike and went to some waterfalls. The pictures are already up at the album entitled Thailand - Koh Chang. Enjoy!

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