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.

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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, February 25, 2009

Oh Air Canada!


Jamie and I will be leaving China on the afternoon of June 13 and arriving later in the evening of the 13th in Atlanta after a brief layover in Toronto, Canada. Zaxby's, Chili's, Chik-Fil-A, and cheddar cheese... Here we come! The US's good friends to the north, aye, will be our guiding flight home. Let's hope the canucks on Air Canada can get us home. Aye, we will be excited to go home this summer. We'll stay until July 20, aye, and then head back to China with my parents and my, aye, niece in tow. They are coming for a 2+ week tour of China. Aye, it'll be great.

All Canadian accents aside, we are bogged down right now in a rather long stretch of no breaks and long days and weeks at school. We'll get a long weekend in March where we've decided to go to Macau. Then, we'll have all of March and April until we get to go to Bali, Indonesia.

We are excited to report we've ordered a couple of Kindle 2's for ourselves. Check out the Kindle 2 HERE. It is a pretty cool e-book reading device that has a ton of other features. Simply, the books have cost us a fortune as we travel to Hong Kong, pay almost double the price for a paperback and then figure in the travel cost and food. It is though we are paying 3x the amount for a book. Our reading has slowed down since we've both focused on writing our dissertations, but w are excited to be getting these devices. It'll make traveling easier for sure. When we went to Thailand, we took 15 or so books! With the Kindle 2, our packing will be much easier. Plus, we won't have all these books around the house we just have to give away anyway.

Hope all is well on the home front for everyone. Good luck to mom, dad, and my grandparents and uncles as they move my grandparents back to Tennessee.

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